As part of the Lands’ End Ambassador Program, I had a fantastic opportunity to travel to Door County, WI to experience the sights, sounds, and scenery. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. In partnership with Door County, we went on a whirlwind 48-hour trip to see the best that Wisconsin had to offer. Paired with amazing fashions from Lands’ End and other influencers from around the country (shout out Trolley 2!), we had a fantastic time. Today, I wanted to share some of the must-stop places on your list when you’re making your travel plans. If you’re looking for a Midwest travel adventure, be sure to put Door County on your list.
The first stop was White Dunes State Park. This area protects the fragile dune environment located on the eastern side of the peninsula. With plenty of hiking trails and walking areas along Lake Michigan, you’re sure to see the beauty of Wisconsin.
Cave Point Park offers beautiful views of Lake Michigan, gorgeous limestone, and rocky edges (perfect for photos). With plenty of areas to take in the scenery, you’ll enjoy the sounds of the water and nature around the hiking paths. We even saw an artist painting the gorgeous landscape that day.
Climb 97 steps of the Cana Lighthouse and you’ll see for miles from the top. Built in 1869, the lighthouse has been standing for over 150 years. Depending on the lake levels, you can walk across the causeway or catch a hayride over to see the lighthouse.
Bring your paint because it is totally acceptable to add your mark at Anderson Dock. I left my heart on that dock, but it’s so fun to see where people have come and put their mark on this iconic location. While you’re there, be sure to stop into the Francis Hardy Art Gallery inside.
Sail Door County or don’t sail at all! We hopped aboard the Edith Becker for a fun morning on Lake Michigan. This one-of-a-kind sailing adventure has us a little chilly, but enjoying a different view of Door County in our Squall Jackets! Our captain told us if we didn’t help lift the sails we “were sailed” and didn’t go sailing. Spoiler alert, I didn’t help, so I sailed.
I love a good apple orchard. Lautenbach’s was absolutely adorable, but as a Midwesterner, I was excited to see something new – cherry spitting! Be sure to stop inside the gift shop because cherry donuts and apple cider donuts are available. Our Trolley definitely took full advantage of those treats!
What a trip! We of course had fun shopping along the way and checked out all the little villages in Door County. There is so much to see and do! We could have easily spent 2-3 more days there!
- Lodging – Gordon Lodge
A big thank you to Lands’ End and Door County for such a magical trip! We’ll definitely be adding a trip back to our list very soon! Have you been to Door County?