Tug Ludington in Kewaunee Harbor, photo by Tom Skubal

Sturgeon Bay

Visit the Sturgeon Bay Visitor's Center for more information.

Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve

Lake Ln., Sturgeon Bay Just south of the Hwy. 42/57 (Bay View) Bridge, turn south onto Hwy. U (Claybanks Rd.) and continue 2 miles. Turn left (east) onto Lake Ln. There are 2 parking lots 1-2 miles ahead.

Enjoy a small, white sand beach that not many people know about. It’s quiet, secluded and surrounded by rolling sand dunes. Take a hike along the Ship Canal for a unique view of the lighthouses and Coast Guard Station. Plus, enjoy two scenic overlooks.  

Nightingale Supper Club

1541 Egg Harbor Rd., Sturgeon Bay, open Monday-Saturday 5 p.m.-close, closed Sundays.

For a taste of real Wisconsin, visit the Nightingale. This is one of those places where the locals eat. The prime rib is incredible!

Greystone Castle

8 N. Madison St., Sturgeon Bay, open seven days a week, kitchen 11 a.m.-10 p.m., bar 9:30 a.m.-close

The Greystone is a classic Wisconsin bar and restaurant adorned with mounted wildlife of all kinds. It's family-owned and boasts an outstanding prime rib sandwich

Heaven On Earth Island

Potawatomi State Park Observation Tower, 3740 Park Dr., Sturgeon Bay, open daily 6 a.m.-11 p.m. A vehicle admission sticker is required for entrance to the park. $7 daily pass for a vehicle with WI plates, $10 daily pass for a vehicle with out-of-state plates.

From the observation tower, you have a panoramic view of two small islands just offshore. The smallest island, known as Hoe (heaven on earth) Island, is one of the Door Peninsula's most unique residences. Fred Wittig and his family live on the island year-round. If you're lucky, you can catch Fred or his wife Dawn at their store, The Healthy Way (see their coupon in Schooner Coast Passport), to discuss the challenges and logistics of island life.


Please visit the Wisconsin Maritime Museum & the Door County Maritime Museum

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