One of my favorite things was the scenic drive along the Door County Peninsula. The drive on the West side is along the water and is beautiful. Our first stop was at the Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay. Sturgeon Bay has one of the largest ship building centers in the US. We didn't tour the waterfront surrounding the ship yard, but there are 1000 foot freighters being built in the shipyard. The Museum shows the history of ship building in Wisconsin starting with the birch bark canoe, the history of Sea Dogs, an interactive ship simulator, and art gallery. There is a tour of the John Purvis Tugboat. http://www.dcmm.org/
Our next stop was the trolley station just north of Egg Harbor. We took a scenic 75 minute tour, and heard the history of Door County. You have other trolley options including Foodie, Wine Tour, and evening Ghost Tour. If you like the tales of sunken ships and haunted lighthouses, the ghost tour is the one for you. We stopped in Egg Harbor for an ice cream cone and visit to their marina. There is a small park right across the street from the ice cream store where we enjoyed our treats. It was a perfect place to explore before our trolley ride. Make sure you make reservations for your tour as they fill up fast. http://www.doorcountytrolley.com/
After check in we headed to Pelletier's for a fish boil. I was very impressed with the demonstration of cooking the food. We were seated in the backyard of the cafe, overlooking huge bluffs. Pelletiers has a fish boil every night on the half hour from 5 to 7:30. They serve white fish, potatoes, onions, coleslaw, a non alcoholic beverage, and cherry pie. There are other fish boils in Door County. Some restaurants only have them on certain days and have different types of seafood including crab and lobster. For more information check out Door County Visitor Bureau. http://www.doorcountyfishboil.com/
By the time we were done with dinner, there were not a lot of shops open. However, we found Lake People and Touch of the World Open. I loved both of these stores. There are a lot of stores to choose from, but please don't miss these two as they have a lot of unique items.
I wish we would have had time for Northern Sky Theater. I talked to several people that have seen performances and they raved about the musical comedies that are written by local writers. They rotate about 5 different shows. A couple of them are Lumberjacks in Love and Guys and Does. For tickets use: http://www.northernskytheater.com/calendar-event/lumberjacks-in-love/2016-08-20/. It is located at the Peninsula State Park Amphitheater. No state park stickers are needed for the shows.
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