Things to do in Door County with Kids

Things to do in door county with kids
Anderson's Dock, Ephraim

Looking to explore with your family this summer in Door County? We have rounded up personal and reader recommendations of the best kid friendly options inn Door County. Did we miss your recommendation? We would love to hear about it. Leave a comment below.

Wild Tomato Wood-Fired Pizza and Grille, Fish Creek

Family Friendly Places to Eat in Door County

Wild Tomato Wood-Fired Pizza and Grille

WI-42, Fish Creek, Wisconsin

  • A family owned and operated outdoor seating restaurant with unique wood-fired pizzas, salads, sandwiches and burgers

wildtomatopizza.com

Not Licked Frozen Custard

4054 Main St, Fish Creek, Wisconsin

  • Lunch, Dinner and Dessert
  • Buy popcorn to feed the ducks.
  • Outdoor seating on creek. Shaded. Playground.

www.notlickedyet.com

Door County Creamery

10653 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, Wisconsin

Charming cafe offering artisanal cheeses, sandwiches and gelato plus lunchtime goat farm tours with tastings.

doorcountycreamery.com

PC Junction

7898 CR-A, Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin

Family fun restaurant where food is delivered on a train. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

www.pcjunctiondoorcounty.com

Double Delites

7818 State Highway 42, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin

  • 40 flavors rotated daily, 18 varieties of gourmet popcorn, caramel/cheese/hybrid white/other unique flavors and coffee shop

www.doubledelites.com

Door County Ice Cream Factory

11051 WI-42, Sister Bay, Wisconsin

  • A Door County Favorite since 1912. The Door County Ice Cream Factory and Sandwich Shoppe serves its own Super Premium Ice Cream which is made on site. Patrons can watch the ice cream being made during production hours.

doorcountyicecream.com

Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant & Butik

10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, Wisconsin

  • Stop by to see the goats eating on the roof of this Swedish restaurant.

www.aljohnsons.com

Funky Cookie Studio

10590 Country Walk Dr, Sister Bay, Wisconsin

  • Open Thursday – Saturday

funkycookiestudio.com

Note: May 2018 – The Singing Donut is no longer open.

Plum Loco, Egg Harbor
Plum Loco, Egg Harbor

Places to Play and Explore with Kids in Door County

Hands on Art Studio

3655 Peninsula Players Rd, Fish Creek, Wisconsin

  • Projects offered daily with no reservations needed in ceramics, canvas and wood-ware painting, spin art, mosaics, fused glass and metal sculpture.

www.handsonartstudio.com

The Farm

4285 WI-57, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

  • Visitor center to see & feed baby farm animals, with exhibits on rural farming & heritage.
  • Adults (13 and over): $8.50
    Children (3-12) $5.00
    Children 2 and under FREE
    Season Pass available for double the regular admission price
  • Bring extra change for milk bottles to feed animals.
  • Stroller friendly. Lots of walking.

www.thefarmindoorcounty.com

Plum Loco

4413 Plum Bottom Rd, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin

  • Imaginative Play Area and petting farm. Feed carrots to horses (extra cost).
  • Adults: $8.00
  • Kids (ages 2-17): $6.00
  • Grandparents/Seniors: $5.75

plumlocoanimalfarm.com

The Dairy View

5169 County Road I, Front Entrance, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

  • Door County’s largest dairy farm – enjoy a free, working dairy tour. Homemade pizza and ice cream.

Stoneboat Farm Exotics

9511 Townline Drive, Sister Bay, Wisconsin

  • alpacas, miniature horses, ponies and camels
  • up close and personal – feed, pet and rides
  • reservations only

www.stoneboatfarmexotics.com

Washington Island – Schoolhouse Beach

  • 35 square mile island, accessible by ferry
  • Ferry costs: Adult $13.50, Child (ages 6-11): $7.00, Child (ages 5 and under): FREE
    Automobile (Passengers not included): $26.00, Motorcycle $15.00, Bike $4.00, Pets FREE
  • Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Find the schedule here. Summer hours generally from 7:30 am – 7 pm, about every 30 minutes.
  • If you were thinking about biking the terrain is hilly and may be difficult for kids. School House Beach is 6.5 miles from the main ferry dock.

www.wisferry.com

washingtonisland.com/places-to-visit

Anderson’s Dock

3083 Anderson Ln, Ephraim, Wisconsin

  • A fun photo opp at this graffiti dock. Bring paint (or a sharpie) and leave your mark. Enjoy a remarkable sunset here as well!

www.facebook.com/pages/Anderson-Dock

Sister Bay Public Beach
Sister Bay Public Beach

Places to Swim in Door County with Kids

Sister Bay Beach (public beach)

2362 Mill Rd, Sister Bay, Wisconsin

  • Bayfront area with a grassy lawn & pebbly sand, plus a pier, picnic tables & a playground.
  • Named “Best Playground in Door County”

www.cometosisterbay.com/public-facilities/waterfront-park/

Ephraim Beach

Haines Park Beach in Sturgeon Bay (Bay)

  • shallow, great for little ones

Whitefish Dunes State Park

3275 Clark Lake Rd, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

  • White sand beach
  • Open year-round from 6 am to 8 pm. The main gate opens at 8 am
  • State Park Admission
    Annual Pass (Vehicle with WI license plates): $28
    Daily Pass (Vehicle with WI license plates $8
    Peninsula Park Daily Pass (Vehicle with WI license plates): $10

dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/whitefish

Egg Harbor Beach & Marina

  • Its off the beaten track … out of town about half mile … behind Shipwrecked
  • Sand beach features pavilion, playground area, restrooms and swimming

www.eggharbordoorcounty.org

Cave Point County Park, Sturgeon Bay
Cave Point County Park, Sturgeon Bay

Places to Hike in Door County with Kids

Whitefish Dunes State Park

3275 Clark Lake Rd, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

  • Open year-round from 6 am to 8 pm. The main gate opens at 8 am
  • State Park Admission
    Annual Pass (Vehicle with WI license plates): $28
    Daily Pass (Vehicle with WI license plates $8
    Peninsula Park Daily Pass (Vehicle with WI license plates): $10

dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/whitefish

Peninsula State Park

9890 Shore Road, Ephraim, Wisconsin

  • Open year-round from 6 am to 11 pm
  • State Park Admission
    Annual Pass (Vehicle with WI license plates): $28
    Daily Pass (Vehicle with WI license plates $8
    Peninsula Park Daily Pass (Vehicle with WI license plates): $10

dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/peninsula

Cave Point County Park

5360 Schauer Rd, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

  • Underwater caves, hiking trails & limestone cliffs along scenic Lake Michigan
  • sharp, high, cliffs – difficult with little kids
  • FREE

travelwisconsin.com/county-parks/cave-point-county-park

Inexpensive Places to Stay in Door County with Kids

Main Street Motel

4209 Main St, Fish Creek, Wisconsin

  • 2018 Rates: $59-$125 off season; $125-$155 peak season

mainstreetmoteldc.com

Parkwood Lodge

3775 WI-42, Fish Creek, Wisconsin

  • 2018 Rates:$79-$159 daily off season; $119-$239 daily peak season

www.parkwoodlodge.com

Landmark Resort

4929 Landmark Drive, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin

  • 2018 Rates: $86-270 off season; $128-$450 peak season

www.thelandmarkresort.com

Harbor Light Inn in Sister Bay

12666 WI-42, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin

www.harborlightinndc.com

Julie’s Park Cafe & Motel

2666 WI-42, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin

  • 2018 Rates: $65-$175 off season; $75-$245 peak season

www.juliesmotel.com

Newport Resort

7888 Church St, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin

  • 2018 Rates: $99-$199 off season; $169-$309 peak season
  • Great for kids and they have breakfast

www.newportresort.com

Places to Camp in Door County with Kids

Washington Island Campground

745 Eastside Rd. Washington Island, Wisconsin

washingtonislandcampground.com

Frontier Wilderness

4375 Hillside Rd, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin

  • Located in the middle of the peninsula with  an indoor pool and easy access to beaches and Door County amenities.

frontierwildernesscampground.com

Harbor Village

5840 WI-42, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

  • Door County’s largest water park.

harbourvillageresort.net

Peninsula State Park

9462 Shore Rd, Fish Creek, Wisconsin

  • A Wisconsin State Park loved by many in the heart of Door County. Beautiful trails overlook the bluffs. Great traditional camping.

dnr.wi.gov

Quietwoods South Camping Resort

9245 Lovers Ln, Brussels, Wisconsin

  • The first campground as you enter Door County and is housed on 51 acres of wooded seclusion.

quietwoodscamping.com

Timber Trails Campground

N8326 Co Rd M, Algoma, Wisconsin

  • The campground is on the Ahnapee State Trail which connects to Sturgeon Bay, about 17 miles away. Enjoy a heated pool or a short walk to The Ahnapee River for great fishing, kayaking and canoeing. Family activities on the weekends, heated pool and large play area!

timbertrailcampgrounds.com

 

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As the owner and publisher of Go Valley Kids Amanda is passionate about connecting families with resources and businesses in our community. Born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, Amanda Chavez has a love for her community. As a busy mom of 2 little girls, she and her husband are always on the lookout for fun things to do and share with others. Go Valley Kids combines all of her passions –motherhood, design and community. Some of her other interests also peak through on GVK including baking, photography and sewing!

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