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By DCT Staff / Thursday, July 16, 2015 01:24 pm
Ephraim, WI
Ephraim

This beautiful and picturesque village — dotted with pristine white clapboard buildings and picket fences — has unsurpassed views of the bay, museums, a long sandy beach, and endless ways to enjoy the water. Go splash around in the bay!

Wander the tree-lined streets to find Door County inspired art, pottery, clothes, jewelry, and beach gear. Shops, restaurants, and B&Bs are tucked away in vintage homes, rustic log cabins, and old barns.

There’s more harbor view dining here than anywhere else in the county. Enjoy a Scandinavian influenced meal, a traditional fish boil, or a simple malt and burger — as you watch the sunset over the bay.

HILL CLIMB & CONCOURS DE ELEGANCE

Take in the splendors of a fall weekend and enjoy a vintage auto festival! The Ephraim Hill Climb and Concours de Elegance is held the weekend after Labor Day, September 8-11.

WATER SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES

Swim, kayak, canoe, paddleboard, wind surf, parasail, or go boating. Charter fishing, a variety of boat cruises, and rental equipment are offered by local companies.

FYR BAL

This Norwegian festival known as Fyr Bal celebrates Midsummer’s Eve. There’s food, music, and activities — pancake breakfast, ice cream eating contest, free trolley rides, a regatta, sunrise yoga and more. Evening bonfires along the shoreline represent the burning of the ‘Winter Witch’ and usher in summer.

OLD POST OFFICE RESTAURANT

Step into the early days of Ephraim at this waterfront restaurant boasting Door County's best fish boil. The menu includes: steaks of fresh whitefish, small red potatoes, little white onions, homemade lemon, pumpkin and rye breads, and fresh-baked Door County cherry pie. Don't forget to make a reservation!

EPHRAIM HISTORICAL FOUNDATION MUSEUMS

Learn about the villages Scandinavian roots and history at the Anderson Store, the Anderson Barn History Center, and other museums. Walking tours, tram tours, and lectures are available. 

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