- Where to Go
- The Best of Milwaukee and Madison
- The Best Wisconsin Weekends
- A Perfect Week in Door County
- Wisconsin for Recreationists
- Rustic Road Tripping
- Made in Milwaukee
- Madison Weekend
- Sports: The Packers and Beyond
- Out on the Town in Milwaukee
- Say Cheese!
- Four Days in the Mad City
- A Wisconsin Family Road Trip
- Wisconsin’s Best Brews
Otherwise known as the “quiet side,” this area shows less commercial development than the rest of the peninsula. The lakeshore side of Door County is a wonderland of pristine heath, healed cutover forest, rocky sea caves, some of Lake Michigan’s finest beaches, biome preserves, picture-postcard lighthouses, and two of Wisconsin’s best state parks.
The quick way into the area is WI 57, branching off WI 42 north of Sturgeon Bay. Farther off the beaten path, get right above the water along the coast starting southeast of Sturgeon Bay at the Sturgeon Bay canal North Pierhead Lighthouse. From there, an established State Rustic Road hugs the coastline all the way to Whitefish Dunes State Park, bypassing Portage and Whitefish Points and the Lilly Bay curve. Don’t worry about getting lost once you find Highway T; there are no other roads!
© Thomas Huhti from Moon Wisconsin, 5th Edition