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By DCT Staff / Thursday, May 9, 2013 11:19 am
Egg Harbor, WI
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Ready for a romantic weekend getaway? A girls weekend at the spa? A golf outing for the guys? A fun-filled family vacation, or a lazy day at the beach? Egg Harbor is all of these things and more. Offering an interesting history, abundant cultural activities, music, outdoor recreational opportunities, pleasant climate and beautiful natural scenery, Egg Harbor is centrally-located on the Peninsula that is Door County. Much of the area around Egg Harbor is protected land – designated wilderness areas, sanctuaries and parks. With unique and pampering accommodations, an outstanding beach and new marina, performing arts and ecclectic galleries, Egg Harbor isn't just a cool town – it's where you want to be in Door County.


Once you're here, we know you'll want to stay! A variety of accommodations welcome you, from family-friendly campgrounds to quiet & comfy Bed & Breakfasts to full-service resorts and everything in between. Choose from amenity options that include free WiFi, heated pools and whirlpools, tennis courts, gardens, on-site dining, wheelchair accessible, pet-friendly and even adults-only lodging. Egg Harbor has more water-view lodging than any other community in the county.

The beauty and worth of Egg Harbor's waterfront is only amplified by it's parks and beaches. Beach View Park features an expanded playground, a small boat hand launch ramp, changing rooms, walking paths, parking, and great swimming from a sandy beach. Overseeing the Marina and Green Bay, Harbor View Park is home to spectacular sunsets and live music at the weekly Concerts in the Park Series, presenting free live music by Wisconsin & Door County artists on Thursdays at 5pm, mid-June through August. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a picnic! Carry-in's are welcome, or pick up an Egg Harbor Experience Food Basket. (www.eggharbordoorcounty.org)

The Egg Harbor Marina underwent a complete rebuild in 2010. With 63 stationary year-round floating piers and slips in a mix of sizes available, Egg Harbor offers the best deep-water sailing access on the Peninsula. A full array of services are available in season: fuel, WiFi, restrooms, and coin-operated laundry. Plan your summer gathering up to 25 people in the covered pavilion with fixed barbecue grills nearby. Fishing for everyone from seasoned anglers to beginners is welcome! Fish from your boat or from the outer breakwall promenade and 800+ foot long pedestrian walkway.

Voted "Best Shopping Experience" by the readers of Door County Magazine, Egg Harbor boasts several quality boutique shops full of clothes, shoes, jewelry, and accessories from fun and funky to classy and casual. Many other shops specialize in home accents and furniture, specialty gifts, scrapbooking needs, holiday gifts & decorations, and antiques. Local galleries offer Door County art by local artists and craftsmen, inculding unique jewelry, functional ceramics, surreal portraits and ethereal landscapes, but don't stop looking, another gallery is just down the road! Looking for something a little different? Check out our one-of-a-kind egg museum! Keep the shopping cool with a walk through the Main Street Shops or the Liberty Square Shops. For more great shops, see the Shopping Section pages #-#.

A vast array of culinary experiences awaits you in Egg Harbor. Enjoy bakery, diner and pub fare, supper clubs, homemade barbeque, steak and seafood, French, Italian and Mexican options, sandwiches on artisan breads, and lots of local favorites. Get a good look at beer in the making at Door County's only microbrewery, bring home a bottle of wine made in Door County, choose from an extensive variety of cheeses at artisan cheese shops, and lots more. Whether you're planning a picnic, heading home, or just enjoying a night in, stock up on delicious Door County produce, preserves, baked goods, meats and more at local orchards, farm markets and groceries, and don't forget dessert – Egg Harbor has several spots to shop for a sweet treat. For more, see the Dining Section pages #-#.

It's Tee Time! Egg Habor is home to four fabulous golf courses with breathtaking views of the bay, majestic bluffs, cherry orchards and scenic meadows. Check out all of the courses complete with practice ranges, rental equipment, carts, pro shops, and dining options. Keep the kids entertained rain and shine with mini-golf, go karts, an arcade, hands-on animal farms, and many more fun activities. Enjoy a beautiful day on the water with the family – rent a kayak at the Egg Harbor Beach, or sign up for a private sailing lesson and expand your horizons. Treat your ears to exciting live music at several evening concert series.

As if everything to see and do in Egg Harbor on a daily basis wasn't enough, several events throughout the village offer a little something extra. In May get the girls together for the annual Girlfriend's Great EGGscape; don't miss the fireworks on July 3rd and a fabulous  parade on 4th of July; in August take in the Door County Sports & Classic Car Show on the 17th and try the local fare at Taste of Egg Harbor on the 24th. Sample more than 100 craft beers on September 21st at the Egg Harbor AleFest; in October spend Columbus Day weekend enjoying the fall colors, carnival rides, live music, food and refreshments at Pumpkin Patch – voted Best Festival in Door County Magazine 2012; and come home to Egg Harbor for Holly Days November 29-30th and the annual Frosty Fest on January 1st.

With plenty of natural beauty, easy access to the water, lots of shops, dining options, and ample parking, Egg Harbor is a great place to visit. Whenever you choose to visit Door County, Egg Harbor welcomes you to where you want to be.

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