Top Reasons to Visit Edgewater Resort
- From the resort’s wide balconies, you can admire stunning sunsets over Eagle Harbor, an inlet of Green Bay.
- Its spacious king deluxe and king standard suites feature en suite whirlpool tubs, gas fireplaces, full kitchens, and separate living rooms.
- The resort is located in the historic waterfront village of Ephraim in the heart of Door County. Settled in 1853 by Norwegian immigrants, Ephraim is today home to several restaurants, shops, art galleries, historic museums, and churches.
- Door County offers several wineries with tastings and tours available, including Stone's Throw Winery, which is about a 10-minute drive away.
Door County, Wisconsin: Outdoor Recreation and Quaint Towns on the Northwestern Shores of Lake Michigan
The resort community of Door County occupies the outer reaches of a 70-mile peninsula that juts into Lake Michigan, just northeast of Green Bay. Its geography and popularity as a summer vacation spot have led some to call Door County “the Cape Cod of the Midwest.” Spread out amid its 300 miles of shoreline are five state parks and 11 lighthouses.
Peninsula State Park fronts 8 miles of rocky coastline near the town of Fish Creek. Kayakers come to paddle around limestone bluffs here; further inland, you can hike miles of paths that weave through wetlands, forests, and open meadows. In the winter months, you can traverse the park’s landscape on cross-country skis or snowshoes, or zip across 17 miles of scenic snowmobile trails.
Door County is lined with charming, small towns with everything from art galleries to theater venues and historic churches. The town of Ephraim is dotted with boutiques and restaurants; you can learn more about the town’s Scandinavian roots on a historic walking tour, which departs from the Anderson Barn History Center and includes stops at some of the Ephraim Village Museums. While you’re in the area, try a quintessential Door County dish: the fish boil. It’s typically a mash-up of potatoes, onions, and whitefish, cooked in a kettle over a wood fire.