More than three decades spent trolling the fish-filled waters of the Great Lakes have allowed USCG-licensed captain Kevin Williams to master the art of freshwater and ice fishing. While leading expeditions for intrepid participants both young and old, Kevin leverages his unparalleled knowledge of marine speakeasies to catch fish by surprise—and when that happens, the fisherfolk in his boat are ready and waiting with the proper angling gear, be it their own or Kevin's. The captain sets out on warm-weather trips in a 19-foot Weldcraft Maverick equipped with GPS, a trolling motor, and a fish finder, and hosts winter fishing in a heated icehouse accessible by ATV or speed-skater piggyback rides. Fishermen can keep whatever they catch, and may head home after the excursion with buckets full of whitefish, perch, and walleye.
The savvy stylists at NewStyle Salons treat clients to beautifying hair, waxing, and nail procedures to help guests leave looking and feeling their best. With a recent acquisition of seven convenient locations (formerly Fantastic Sams) in addition to their original three locations and a laid back demeanor, the salons’ teams cultivates a relaxed atmosphere in which tresses are tamed and styled and men get mustaches trimmed without feeling rushed or compared to Magnum, P.I. Each location offers an assortment of services ready to mollycoddle guests from head to toe, including hair services using Moroccan Oil and Bamboo by Alterna and SEXY Haircare products, and color treatments featuring the Aloxxi Color System and Scruples Color Collections.
Since 1961, three generations of Renard family members have handcrafted, aged, and cured small batches of gourmet cheeses and curated a lineup of locally made products, such as jams and meats. The cheese makers captivate local taste buds with samplings such as brick, colby, and two-year aged white cheddar, as well as with house-specialty cheese curds—hunks of cheddar so fresh they squeak. In a shop structured to resemble a wooden cheese box, friendly staffers point the way to Door County–area products that complement the rich dairy, from wine stomped from apples, cherries, and blackberries to syrup milked from a maple cow.
Fishing guide Bret Alexander's professional charter service offers fishing fans the chance to search Wisconsin's waters and find the ultimate meaning for their lures' lives. For a full day, a pair of anglers can explore Sturgeon Bay's frozen terrain in search of wild walleye, pike, perch, and whitefish. Alexander will also regale fishing duos with tales of his television appearances on different nature shows, such as the Outdoor Channel's Legends of Rod & Reel and John Gillespie's Water & Woods. Each fishing trip is customized to fit your personal preferences, whether it be a quest to catch a heavyweight or a chance to simply enjoy a day of hunting frozen water fauna.
While fermenting and aging, Von Stiehl Winery's 25 wines reside in underground limestone caverns that date back to the Civil War era. Brothers Aric and Brad Schmiling build on experience as a chemist and theater engineer to maintain the winery and stock its online store with French- and American-style blends such as a gold medal-winning cabernet sauvignon, brandy-fortified cherry wine, and merlot aged in French oak, all of which woo palates more gently than Cyrano de Bergerac in a pillow fight. Visits to the storied winery, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, allow guests to soak in bold Austrian and Italian architecture as they pass through fermentation quarters and a production facility. Seasonal events range from tastings and food pairings to live music and grape-stomping competitions. In warmer weather, sprawling grass lawns grant panoramic views of Lake Michigan.
Salmon fishing and lakefront condo lodging on Lake Michigan 3 Large boats and experienced captains make fishing exciting and productive. The top port for salmon and steelhead in Wisconsin. Located just 10 minutes south of Door County, charter fishing in the town of Algoma since 1977. Trophy fishing packages available.