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By DCT Staff / Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:15 am
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This beautiful area encompasses the rolling fields and farmlands south of Sturgeon Bay. It is also the gateway to a rich Belgian heritage —historic votive chapels, red brick farmhouses, one-room schoolhouses, and ethnic foods. Go tour!

The architectural and cultural heritage of the original Belgian settlers is evident in the small towns of Brussels, Forestville, and Clay Banks. Wander through the local markets, shops, and galleries to find ethnic foods and art.

Home-style cafes, restaurants, and pubs offer Belgian and Door County inspired dishes. Plus, there are quaint lodges, resorts, cottages, and campgrounds.

BELGIAN HERITAGE BUS TOURS

Belgian Heritage bus tours the countryside where you will discover the rich history, culture, and traditions of the largest Belgian settlement in the U.S. Visit red brick homes, roadside chapels, and old schoolhouses.

SPORTS, FISHING & ACTIVITIES

Hike, bike, walk, horseback ride, snowmobile, camp, or cross-country ski in the parks, trails, or countryside.

ROBERT LASALLE COUNTY PARK

Adventurer Robert LaSalle landed on this Lake Michigan site in 1679. Known for its three-tiered landform – pebble-strewn beach, grassy upland area, and higher wooded upland. There is stairway access for visitors. Picnic tables, fire rings, grills, and volleyball court.

AHNAPEE STATE TRAIL

The Ahnappee Trail was originally a railroad route until the tracks were removed to create a 40-mile long trail — from Sturgeon Bay to Kewaunee. It runs through farmlands, forests, and small towns; past barns, historic buildings, and wheat fields; and traverses the Ahnapee River. Hike, bike, walk, jog, horseback ride, cross-country ski, and snowmobile.

BELGIAN DAYS

Belgian Day’s celebrates the local’s Belgian roots with authentic and homemade ethnic foods. There’s a craft fair, parade, a baseball tournament, and volleyball.

 


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