101 Things

There are so many things to do in Door County!  When guests arrive at the Dancing Dragonfly, I always take the time to sit down with them and help them maximize their time.  Here are 101 things you can do during your stay....

  1. See the restored Eagle Bluff Lighthouse in Peninsula State Park

  2. Buy jam from Bea's Ho-Made in Gills Rock

  3. Taste wine at Simon Creek Winery outside of Carlsville 

  4. Go see a fish boil at the Old Post Office in Ephraim (Earl is a hoot!)

  5. Hike beautiful trails at any of the Door County Trust properties

  6. Take a Ghost Trolley tour - BOO!

  7. Take the ferry to Washington Island & ride the Cherry Train

  8. Go see the boat house on Rock Island

  9. Look at the gorgeous bone & ivory carvings at Scrimshanders 

  10. Try the Corsica bread at Door County Bakery  

  11. Find a Door County Christmas ornament at Tenenbaums

  12. Climb Old Baldy in Whitefish Dunes State Park

  13. Sample cheese at Wisconsin Cheese Masters outside of Fish Creek

  14. Climb to the top of Cana Island Lighthouse 

  15. Learn about egg tempera painting at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay

  16. Attend one of the outdoor theater productions of the Peninsula Players 

  17. Look for the "Reynolds" stock certificate at Door County Historical Museum  

  18. Eat a homemade chocolate from Door County Confectionery

  19. Try the spinach apple bleu salad at the Inn at Cedar Crossing

  20. Charter the schooner - Talisman out of Sturgeon Bay

  21. Walk along the historic pier at the Canal Station Lighthouse 

  22. Play a round of golf at the Alpine - blue course with gorgeous views

  23. For the novice - play a round of miniature golf at the Red Putter

  24. Have a cup of coffee or tea at Door County Coffee and Tea Company

  25. Get off the highway and drive the county roads

  26. Find the seven dwarfs in the Dancing Dragonfly yard and ask why do they live here

  27. Arrange for a massage with Saguaro Day Spa in Sturgeon Bay

  28. Try the cherry vodka or the local distilled Moonshine at Door Peninsula Distillery

  29. Eat lunch at Fred and Fuzzy’s Waterfront Bar & Grill 

  30. Get a Sonny’s pizza delivered to the Dancing Dragonfly

  31. Buy a jar of cherries to take home for pies

  32. Get a table on the lake at Donny’s Glidden Lodge or Harbor Fish Market & Grill

  33. Look at the Asian art & antiques at the Linden Gallery

  34. Hike the Eagle trail in Peninsula State Park

  35. Taste the yummy cherry strudel at Wood’s Orchard 

  36. See the flowers at Ridges Sanctuary 

  37. Ride a horse at Kurtz Corral 

  38. Look for the little room full of hinges and door knobs at Bay Traders Antique Store

  39. Admire the mahogany Chris Crafts at On Deck Clothing Co.

  40. Find your dream house on Cottage Row

  41. Get a table on the bay at the Inn at Kristofer’s

  42. Buy a bag of honey crisp apples 

  43. Ask about the narwhal tusk in the front parlor, or any of the unusual items in the home

  44. Laugh at Wisconsin humor at American Folklore Theater in Peninsula State Park

  45. Try to see one of the “boats” being refurbished by Fincantieri Ship Builders

  46. Look for the new Sweet Tango apples at Wood’s Orchard

  47. Read a book while relaxing on the big front porch of the Dancing Dragonfly

  48. Enjoy the sand at Ephraim, Whitefish Dunes, or Nicolet beaches

  49. Charter a sailboat to watch a one of a kind sunset

  50. Try the sautéed sage on the ravioli at Trattoria Del Santos in Sturgeon Bay – it melts in your mouth!

  51. Tour Sturgeon Bay from the water on the old Chicago Fireboat

  52. Go parasailing

  53. Visit the Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay

  54. Take a kayak tour at sunset 

  55. Snow shoe around  Newport State Park

  56. Get something for the Celie from Stove Dog in Sturgeon Bay

  57. Rent a moped from Edge of Park Rentals for a slower change of pace

  58. Drop a fishing line into the lake on the wharf in Baileys Harbor

  59. Drop a fishing line into Sturgeon Bay by the old bridge in town

  60. Bottle feed some baby goats or piglets at The Farm outside Sturgeon Bay

  61. Go cross country skiing by candle light through our state parks

  62. See a performance at Third Ave. Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay

  63. Go park your car under the stars and watch a movie at the Skyway drive-in

  64. Dip your own candle at Candle Works in Carlsville

  65. Visit the Cherry De-lite store in Forestville in Southern Door County

  66. Ride your bike down the Ahnapee Trail that starts in Sturgeon Bay 

  67. Hunt for the Northcote Clock & Stein Shop   

  68. Grab some organic groceries for lunch, or get a specialty  juice drink from Greens N Grains 

  69. See Charles Peterson paintings  – the Memories Series of ghost like images of the past at Cottage Grove Gallery

  70. Take a Segway tour of Peninsula State Park

  71. See Door County Shakespeare at Bjorklunden

  72. Fly a kite from the Fish Creek Kite Company

  73. Taste olive oils at Fat Louie's

  74. Go to the Saturday Farmer’s Market & Craft Show,  just 2 blocks from the Dancing Dragonfly

  75. Try on a hat in Hat Head in Fish Creek - what fun!

  76. Eat a Friday night fish fry at the Sister Bay Bowl Supper Club or the English Inn

  77. Buy a pie to take home from Sweetie Pie (their Cherry Pie is David's favorite)

  78. Try the fish chowder for lunch at the Cookery in Fish Creek

  79. Bike around Washington Island

  80. Climb the fire tower in Potawatomi State Park for excellent views of Sturgeon Bay

  81. Watch the sunset from Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay

  82. Go quilting at the Barn Door Quilts in Sturgeon Bay 

  83. Go ice fishing in the waters of  Little Sturgeon Bay our winter ice “shanty town”

  84. Buy a Door County sweatshirt from On Deck – best quality up here

  85. See a performance at Door County Auditorium in Fish Creek 

  86. Paddle a kayak off of Nicolet Beach or in Moonlight Bay 

  87. Catch a local musician at a café or restaurant -  look for listings in the Peninsula Pulse 

  88. Go to Door County Brewery for a small batch beer or ale in Baileys Harbor

  89. Take a brief nap after breakfast!

  90. Take a carriage ride in Ephraim - just up the road

  91. Shop for antiques at Olde Orchard Antique Mall

  92. Buy the chocolate covered cherries at Silly Goose best ones up here!

  93. Ride a bike around Peninsula State park

  94. Check out the art galleries and glass studio on 2nd Avenue in Sturgeon Bay

  95. Buy some smoked fish from Charlie’s 

  96. Eat ice cream while watching the cows being milked at Schopf's Hilltop Dairy

  97. Get a revitalizing Reiki session at a local spa

  98. Enjoy ice cream at the 100+ year old Wilson’s Ice Cream Parlor 

  99. Visit Cave Point County Park – David’s favorite spot in the county! 

  100. Eat at the place with the goats on the roof




101.  Sit back, relax, and breath deeply the fresh air – you’ve earned it!

Amenities Include:

  • All rooms have queen size beds

  • All rooms have private bathrooms w/ walk-in showers

  • Two rooms with jacuzzi tubs

  • Two rooms with gas fireplaces

  • One rooms have electric Franklin stove

  • Central heat and air conditioning through out

  • High-speed wireless internet

  • Satellite TV in the Milky Way Suite

  • Mini-refrigerator in the Suite and in the common area

  • Unique stone clocks

  • Ceiling fans

  • Fresh baked scones or muffins 

  • Freshly ground coffee and tea service

  • Complimentary bottled sodas

...and the cutest little puggle named Celie. (not so little anymore - you know she is getting older)

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