Summer is quickly approaching, and that means more activities in the great outdoors! Sturgeon Bay is waiting for your arrival and for you to take advantage of the water, parks, beaches, agriculture, and so much more!
The summer season has a lot to offer for those looking to get outside and be on the water. From sailing the canal or bay with Sail Sturgeon Bay, to walking around the Farmers Markets in Market Square on Saturday mornings- there is something to do for everyone in the family and for all ages.
Explore the countryside of Sturgeon Bay in midair by taking a zip line or daring the flying squirrel with Door County Adventure Center. Cool off in the Bay of Sturgeon Bay or Lake Michigan by renting a paddle board or kayak and paddle along on a guided tour.
Door County has 11 lighthouses which makes this region one of the largest concentrations of lighthouses of any county in the United States. Fortunately, 3 of them are located in Sturgeon Bay. Visiting the lighthouses make for great photo opportunities and breathtaking views.
There are two state parks located in Sturgeon Bay- Potawatomi State Park and Whitefish Dunes State Park. Both parks offer scenic hiking and biking trails and provide plenty of waterfront views. Not to mention, Cave Point County Park, one of the most photographed spots in Door County, is located in Sturgeon Bay as well.
Due to the unique geography and landscape, Sturgeon Bay is an incredible place for fishing. There are countless spots to cast a line and press your luck. No fishing equipment? No problem! Hop on board one the many charter fishing guides part of the Sturgeon Bay Sport Fishing Association to catch that trophy fish you have always dreamed of.
Summertime also means cherry season! Door County is known for the thousands of acres of cherry orchards- 2,500 acres to be exact. Sturgeon Bay has several cherry orchards where you can pick your very own bucket(s) of cherries. The typical peak cherry-picking season takes place in July. If you haven’t had the chance to pick your own cherries, now is the time to plan your trip to the orchards!
New this year in Sturgeon Bay is the Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt! This interactive, self-guided scavenger hunt is an opportunity for individuals or groups to learn more about the history of Sturgeon Bay and how it has become such a popular place in Door County. The scavenger hunt is not only the perfect family activity, but a great idea for bachelor or bachelorette parties and team building.
The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center encourages you to get outside and enjoy the beautiful sunny, summer weather. There is a plethora of activities for individuals, families, and groups to enjoy. If you need any additional information about summer activities or about Sturgeon Bay in general, please contact the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center at (920) 743-6246 or email Vacation@sturgeonbay.net. We hope to see you in Sturgeon Bay this summer!