Door county

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Nordic-inspired Dorr Hotel expected to break ground in Door County soon

Published Nov. 30, 2018

The Dörr Hotel, designed inside and out by Chicago-based Zimmerman Weintraub Associates (ZWA), will offer views across Lake Michigan's Green Bay, and 11 of the first-floor rooms will include private patios with access paths leading down to the water. Groundbreaking is expected next year.

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Hacienda Beer Co. opening in old G-Daddy's BBC space

Published Nov. 21, 2018

Danny McMahon, the founder of Hacienda Beer Co. in Door County, announced today via Facebook that he will open a tap room and eatery in the former G-Daddy's BBC Bar and Grill and Hotel Foster building.

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The music of Door County

Published Aug. 10, 2018

Music springs from every corner of Door County. From every lapping wave to chirping bird, the natural beauty of Wisconsin's sanguine peninsula inspires its visitors and natives to make something beautiful.

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#Adulting our way through Door County

Published Aug. 25, 2017

"Adulting" has a pretty negative connotation on social media. But when you're in your forties, there's no better way to experience the magic of Door County. Farm-to-table dining, galleries and great coffee, it's time to indulge your grown-up side.

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DIY Door County

Published Aug. 22, 2016

I've said it for years. Door County means different things to different people. Whether your idea of this magical peninsula is nature or adventure, shopping or relaxing, friends or family - or a mix of everything above, one storyline arcs above all the rest: Door County is what you make it.

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A winter weekend in Door County through a native's eyes

Published Feb. 15, 2016

On the first of the year, I went home to Door County, where I was once a local. You never know how visiting is going to go come winter, but if you know what to do, Door County is still pretty special come the dead of winter.

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Door County looks spectacular from any angle

Published July 28, 2015

When you've visited the same place well over 20 times, sometimes you have to look at it a different way. Whether that means taking a bird's eye view from the treetops, or a fisheye perspective from just a atop the water, Wisconsin's crowing jewel that is Door County still looks spectacular from any angle. Even if it's one you have bend a little to see just right.

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Popular Door County pie makers deliver to Milwaukee

Published Nov. 6, 2014

Sweetie Pies, near Fish Creek in Door County, offers more than 30 handmade pies in the shop. In a couple of weeks, the bakers will hit the road and deliver the coveted pies to customers in Illinois and Chicago. There's still time to order.

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Fall into family fun in Door County

Published Oct. 8, 2014

Once upon a time, I figured that the magnificent, serene and beautiful Door County is a place only to be enjoyed by adults. Maybe my priorities have changed, though, because even after 20 years of visits, only recently did I come to the conclusion that kids could fall in love with this magical retreat, too. Turns out I was right. After the summer rush died down, we took our daughter up to Door County for the first time this weekend. It was a wonderful journey.

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Romantic and relaxing, Door County's magic is infectious

Published Aug. 6, 2014

Last weekend, I talked my wife into joining me on my adventure - we hadn't visited Door County together since we first started dating in 2002. It turns out that showing off old favorites, discovering new memories and cultivating another Door County fan is a wonderful, relaxing way to experience this magical place. After all, even as a entirely different kind of trip, Door County remains my "happy place." Scoring points with the wife makes it even happier.