This tranquil village, nestled on the shoreline 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.
Points Of Interest
Arts, Craft, & Amish Quilt Sale
Over 100 Amish-made quilts, Amish-made wall hangings, rugs, dolls, food. Local artist demos. Mr. G's Hall on Hwy 57, south of Jacksonport, 9am-5pm. (July 6 - 9 & Oct. 5 - 8).
Polar Bear Plunge
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. Its fun for all!
White Dunes State Park
This 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.
Celebrate the famous Door County cherry harvest at Lakeside Park. Enjoy cherry food items, arts and crafts, and live music! (Aug. 5).
Open every Tuesday at Lakeside Park from 9am-1pm, the market also has grab-and-go food options. "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 this 15th season. (May 16 - Oct. 17).