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By DCT Staff / Thursday, July 16, 2015 09:24 am
Jacksonport, WI
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This tranquil village nestled on the shorelines of Lake Michigan, has sandy beaches, rocky shoreline cliffs, peaceful trails, quiet back roads, parks, festivals, and a great farmer's market. Go hike, bike, swim – or just hang out!

Quaint shops, in old homes and cabins, offer unique items —Amish quilts, pottery, yarn, antiques, ceramics, hand-weavings, arts, crafts, and photography. Friendly restaurants and pubs offer good eats— Mexican specialties, homemade soups, bar burgers, and the Wisconsin favorite — the Friday fish fry.

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE

Polar Bear Plunge is held precisely at noon on New Year’s day. The Jacksonport Polar Bear Club and the brave at heart take a quick dip in the icy waters of Lake Michigan from Lakeside Park Beach. It’s fun for all. 

CHERRY FEST

Taking place from 8am-4pm Saturday, August 6, the 22nd Annual Jacksonport Cherry Fest will celebrate the famous Door County cherry harvest at Lakeside Park. Enjoy cherry food items, arts and crafts, and live music!

34TH ANNUAL VALMY THRESHEREE & ANTIQUE MACHINERY SHOW

Whether or not antique agricultural machinery is your thing, you've never had country fun like this! Dance to live polka and country music, brave the buzz of the Chain Saw Competition, and cheer on your favorite team at the down-and-dirty Mud Pig Wrestling extravaganza! August 19-21.

FARMER'S MARKET

Open every Tuesday at Lakeside Park from 9am-1pm, the market reliably serves up fresh lunch and live music. "Locally sourced" produce, fruit, bakery, meat, eggs, and other products – all from local Door County farms, home kitchens, orchards and gardens. Arts and crafts are also available as the market celebrates its 8th season.

WHITEFISH DUNES STATE PARK

Whitefish Dunes State Park has the tallest sand dunes in the state of Wisconsin. Watch the waterfowl at Clark Lake, hike the trails, or use the boardwalk to explore the wetlands. Ecology, geology, and human history exhibits are on display in the park’s nature center.

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