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No Peak? No Problem. Late Fall in Door County

Although peak color has past, the beauties of fall still remain on the Door Peninsula.  The leaves have fallen in great numbers but they are still full of color on the ground, creating decorated pathways for hiking and biking.  The autumn aroma of dry leaves and fresh air is even stronger and there are still quite a few trees with colorful leaves still holding on. 

This time of year is simply peaceful and gorgeous in Door County.  The festivals have passed leaving a quiet peninsula perfect for a relaxing visit. 

This year has been an especially great fall season; the weather has been perfect and there have been plenty of friendly faces.  It’s not too late to join us at High Point Inn for the fall season!

What to do on a cool fall day in Door County

Door County is a great place for both fun and relaxation.  Here are a few ideas of how to enjoy a cool fall day on the Door Peninsula.

1) Start the day off right with a trip to one of the local coffee shops.  There are great options in every town!  In Ephraim there is Leroy’s, in Sister Bay there is Base Camp and Drink Coffee, in Baileys Harbor there is Espresso Lane and The Blue Horse in Fish Creek. 

2) Go antiquing, finding hidden treasures in the fall is especially fun! 

3) Take a hike or a bike ride through the state park of your choice.  This is a good way to warm up and soak up the great autumn air. 

4) Enjoy a nice relaxing sit down meal at one of the many great restaurants

5) Take in a sunset to see the fall colors at their best.  As the sun goes down you can see the trees in a different light, just make sure to bring an extra layer because once the sun has set it gets chilly!

6) Cozy up for the rest of the evening!  At High Point Inn you can sit by the fireplace or take a nice soak in the hot tub.

No matter what you do make sure to enjoy all the beauties of autumn in Door County this year; the weather has made it amazing!

A Closer Look at the Nature of Door County: a visit to The Ridges Sanctuary

Door County has a great variety of State Parks that offer a number of fun outdoor activities.  They vary in landscapes and offer nature centers full of information pertaining to the parks.  There are also great nature preserves on the Door Peninsula that are often overlooked.  The Ridges Sanctuary is one of these preserves.

The Ridges offer 5 miles of hiking trails in a beautiful setting.  Just the other day I made it out on a hike there and could not believe it had taken me so long to get out there.  It was a very relaxing trip and also very interesting.  The land is unique and has swales that look like small rivers along with varying terrain. 

The Ridges is a great year round non-profit organization with group outings, a fun nature center and events for the whole family.  Make sure to take the time to check out this great place next time you’re in Door County!  Just by visiting these preserves you are helping to keep the Door Peninsula the way it is.

High Point Inn is a short drive to all these great natural markers, and they are open year round!  Come join us for hiking, biking, skiing or snowshoeing!

Apples Apples Everywhere! A great aspect of fall in Door County

The Door Peninsula is brimming with apples!  Now the season is truly upon us for apple pies, apple cider and of course caramel apples. 

There are many local farm markets along the scenic Door County roadways. The markets offer large bags of a variety of delicious apples along with other great fall treats.  Here are a couple markets to make sure you check out:

1) Seaquist Orchards in Ellison Bay

2) Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery and market in Fish Creek

These two markets are especially great because they offer fun for the whole family.  There are of course many other great farm markets in the area. 

Here at High Point Inn we are offering complimentary Cortland apples and hot apple cider to celebrate October.  Come join us to celebrate the beautiful fall season!

Want some quiet with your fall colors on the Door Peninsula?

The hectic October weekends in Door County are just around the corner.  The festivals in October (both Pumpkin Patch and Fall Fest) along with the brilliant fall colors create a great atmosphere; there are arts and crafts, many different foods and a lot of people around.  It is great for fun activities and people watching. 

Now I know not everyone likes crowds so this is a reminder that the first week in October and weekdays throughout the month are a great time to join us on the peninsula!  The leaves have already started to change and we are ready for the fall here at High Point Inn.  Call us with questions, even if it is for an update on the weather or the colors of the leaves! 1-800-595-6894

Facing a Chilly Door County Evening

Door County is a great place to visit for all seasons, although with the changing weather there is a change in available activities.  At this time of year many of the summer activities are still up and running!  Here are a few fun evening activities that might be a bit chilly but still lots of fun!

1) Visit the Skyway drive-in theatre!  The drive in is still showing movies on the weekends.  Just remember blankets and cozy up for a double feature! 

2) Go mini golfing!  The Red Putter, Johnson’s Park and Pirate’s Cove offer fun courses for all. 

3) Have a quick bite to eat at the Cookery Wine Bar (or your favorite outdoor eatery) and sit on the outside deck looking over the water.  It might be a bit chilly but you can warm up with some wine and appetizers!

After you’ve had your share of chilly outdoor adventures there are plenty of ways to warm up.  At High Point Inn you can warm up by a nice fireplace or sit in the relaxing whirlpool!  Whether you feel like braving the cold or not, this is a great time to visit us on the Door Peninsula.

Door County Century this Weekend!

The Door Peninsula is known for its beautiful and quiet back roads.  This weekend is a celebration of this beauty and the silent sport of cycling.  The Door County Century takes place this Sunday the 12th of September.

This is a great way to tour Door County and really see the scenery.  There is even a fun group celebration waiting at the finish line. 

Along with the full 100-mile route, there are other shorter route options.  It should be a beautiful day to ride!  It’s not too late to join us at High Point Inn, come enjoy some relaxation with your cycling!

Door County Apples are here!

Door County apples are ripening early this year, just like the cherries did earlier in the season.  With apples now in season all I can think of is a nice warm apple pie and caramel apples.  It is true that the fall season has not quite started for us here on the Door Peninsula, but with the cooler air that has just moved in it is hard not to think about all those yummy fall treats.

Most of the local orchards offer both fresh apples and bakery items made from them.  For example, Seaquist Orchards in Ellison Bay offers a great assortment of apples along with many other goodies.  The local farmer’s markets will also have an assortment of apples from smaller growers.

This cooler weather is perfect for baking, which coincides well with the early arrival of apples!  At High Point Inn you can make a pie in your room or simply warm one up from a local bakery.  We even have some extra cinnamon if you need to borrow some!

Welcoming September in Door County

The Door Peninsula has now officially entered into September.  The roads have quieted down and the air has a lighter quality to it.  It is a beautiful time of year to be sure.  There are many ways to enjoy Door County in September, so here are a few tips.

1) Make sure to visit the state parks.  This time of year the parks are beautiful and they are slightly more peaceful.  It is a great time to take a relaxing bike ride or go for a nice hike. 

2) Make a point to go see a play.  American Folklore Theater and Peninsula Players both offer great entertainment. Both locations have indoor performance areas, which is great for one of the cooler evenings.

3) Visit all your favorite shops (or discover your favorite shop).  It’s a great time to browse and take your time without having to deal with big crowds.

4) RELAX! The great part about September is there is no need to rush!

We would love to have you come stay with us at High Point Inn this September, we will try to make it as relaxing as possible for you!

A Taste of Door County

Door County has its own unique flavor, and one of the best ways to experience this is to visit the local farmers market.  On Saturdays in Sister Bay at the Corner of the Past Museum there is a farmers market where locals are able to sell produce and other fresh items. 

The farmers market is a great way to see what is grown on the Door Peninsula, and to meet some local residents.  The Farmers Market also has featured guests.  This weekend Jeanne Aurelius of Clay Bay Pottery will be there and the following weekend there will be Native American flutes with Mike Farmer. 

Once you have some local produce you can come back and relax at High Point Inn and cook up a nice meal in your kitchen, then enjoy the flavors on your own private patio!