Hiking Trails

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Walking tour through the Village of Egg Harbor.
Begins at 7901 Hwy 42 and includes 24 historic locations.
Village of Egg Harbor Historic Walking Tour Brochure

Village of Egg Harbor's
Recreational Trail

Enjoy Egg Harbor's water, art, parks and more!
Village of Egg Harbor Recreational Trail

Wisconsin State Parks in Door County

Whether you prefer a few nights of primitive, hike-in camping or want to wander through and take in the breath-taking views, the State Parks in Door County are your gateway to experiencing beauty and nature.

Admission stickers are required on all vehicles entering Wisconsin state parks. Buy yours at any state park contact station upon arrival. Daily stickers are valid at any Wisconsin state park on the date of purchase. Annual stickers ($25-$35) are valid at any Wisconsin state park until the end of the calendar year. One-hour stickers are $5. For more information, visit http://www.dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/fees/, email Wisconsin State Parks, or call 608-266-2181

Newport State Park map
Twenty-four acres of wilderness await, offering hiking, swimming, fishing, backpack camping, ski touring and snowshoeing. This park features 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and 30 miles of hiking trails.
website | 475 County NP in Ellison Bay | 920-854-2500

Peninsula State Park map
The biggest of the Door County state parks, it features 3,776 acres on Green Bay. You'll find an 18-hole championship golf course, hiking, bicycle trails, VITA course, camping, groomed ski trails, snowmobiling, sledding, swimming, boat and bike rentals, boat ramp, observation tower, summer theater, nature programs and fishing. Want more? There's also the 130-year old Eagle Bluff lighthouse, over six miles of shoreline and a safe harbor.
website | 9462 Shore Road, Fish Creek | 920-868-3258 | Nature Center 920-854-5976 | Golf Course 920-854-5791

Potawatomi State Park map
This 1,178-acre park features more than two miles of Green Bay shoreline. Activities/amenities include biking trails, six miles of hiking trails, camping, nine miles of groomed ski trails, snowmobiling, observation tower, boat ramp and fishing.Lake View
website | 3740 County PD, Sturgeon Bay | 920-746-2890

Rock Island State Park map
Nine hundred six acres of beauty make up this park, located one mile northeast of Jackson Harbor on Washington Island. You'll find camping, swimming, fishing and ten miles of hiking trails. Visitors also enjoy Wisconsin's oldest lighthouse as well as Thordarson great hall and boathouse. Gain access to the island by Karfi passenger ferry; no vehicular traffic permitted.
website | 1924 Indian Point Road, Washington Island | 920-847-2235

Whitefish Dunes State Park map
You'll find 863 acres of forest and dunes on the rugged Lake Michigan shore, including a mile of sandy beach, two miles of rocky shore and the highest sand dunes in Wisconsin. Visitors enjoy swimming, snowshoeing, fishing. 14 1/2 miles of hiking/skiing trails, one trail to Clark Lake and 1 1/2 miles of interpretive trail.
website | 3701 Clark Lake Road, Sturgeon Bay | 920-823-2400

Door County Land Trust Preserves

Most of the lands owned by the Door County Land Trust are open to the public year-round for day use, from dawn to dusk, for passive recreational activities including:

  • Hiking
  • Bird Watching
  • Nature study
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Photography
  • Fishing
  • Some types of Hunting

Door County Land Trust Preserves are managed to protect fragile ecological resources and provide habitat for native plants and wildlife. There are no staff on-site, no restrooms and only a few preserves have areas suitable for a picnic. Visitors should come prepared with drinking water, snacks, and appropriate clothing for changing weather conditions. The trails are minimally maintained, and trail systems are designed to steer visitors away from the most ecologically fragile portions of the preserve and toward those areas that can handle more use.

Directions to Door County Land Trust Preserves that Feature Maintained Hiking Trails

Bay Shore Blufflands Preserve- Photo by Julie SchartnerBay Shore Blufflands Preserve, Carlsville-this 400-acre Preserve is located eight miles north of Sturgeon Bay and one mile south of Carlsville Road on Bay Shore Drive (County Highway B.) The lower parking area is located directly across from fire # 5451, Bay Shore Drive. The upper parking area is located on Reynolds Road. (Turn east onto Carlsville Road from Bay Shore Drive. Turn south on Reynolds. Parking area is approximately ½ mile on the west side of the road.) Marked trails depart from each parking area and connect with one another. The lower trail offers stunning views of the waters of Green Bay. Hiking is easy-to-moderately easy, except for Bluff slope which is slightly more difficult.

Ephraim Preserve at Anderson Pond, Ephraim-a small oasis in the heart of downtown Ephraim, this 27-acre Preserve is located at the corner of Anderson Lane and Moravia Street. From Water Street (Highway 42), turn east onto Anderson Lane. Turn north from Anderson onto Moravia. Look for the break in the split rail fence and the Preserve kiosk just a short way down the path. An easy 1-mile trail runs the perimeter of the Preserve. The Village of Ephraim prohibits parking along the roads. Please use village lot on Highway 42.Lautenbach Woods Preserve- Photo by Julie Schartner

Lautenbach Woods Preserve, Egg Harbor-this 80-acre Preserve is a great example of the terrain of the Niagara escarpment. A circular, easy-to-moderately difficult 1.25-mile trail loops through the upper hardwoods and pine forest and down the slope of the escarpment. Parking area and kiosk are located on Highway G south of Egg Harbor directly across from Woodwalk Gallery. (County Highway G connects with State Highway 42 south of Egg Harbor near Schartner's Farm Market. Follow Highway G west about 1 mile. Parking is on the west side of the road.)

Richter Community Forest, Washington Island-the trailhead and parking area are located just west of the Detroit Harbor ferry dock on Green Bay Road. (Take Lobdell Point Road from the ferry to intersection of Lobdell and Green Bay Road. Turn west and follow Green Bay Road approximately ½-mile.) The Richter trail is an easy hike approximately 1 mile long and connects with a public Town of Washington trail.

White Cliff Fen Preserve- Photo by Zak LaCrosseWhite Cliff Fen and Forest Preserve, Egg Harbor-located just north of the Village of Egg Harbor, the White Cliff Preserve now includes 100 acres. The 1.5-mile trail makes two loops through the old-growth cedar forest. Hiking is easy-to-moderately easy. North of downtown Egg Harbor, turn west on Harbor Heights Road. Follow it about ½ mile to where it meets White Cliff Road. Turn north on White Cliff for approximately 1 mile. Preserve entrance is located on the south side of the road just across from fire number 8251. Off-road parking is available at the public boat launch north of White Cliff Road just east of the preserve entrance.

For more details visit www.doorcountylandtrust.org

Judy Abert Meissner Memorial Wetlands Preserve

From Baileys Harbor, take County Hwy F northwest for about 1.5 to 2 miles to the intersection of South Highland Road and County Hwy F. Take the left fork at the intersection (straight ahead) onto South Highland Road. Travel about 1.5 miles on S. Highland Rd. to preserve entrance on left side of road. You will see a small parking area and a sign. Map

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