Door County Winter Weekend Getaway

On Monday I posted this picture and asked if you could guess where we went over the weekend:

We were in Door County - the "thumb" of Wisconsin!

This was supposed to be a snowshoeing trip but there wasn't a hint of snow in sight. Oh well. We made the best of it and just went hiking instead. On Saturday we hiked at Newport State Park on the Lake Michigan side of the peninsula. Door County is a very popular tourist destination but in winter it is virtually deserted - just the way we like it! 

Saturday night we stayed at the Edgewater Resort in Ephraim which is on the Green Bay side of the peninsula. Thanks to an awesome internet deal, we got a king suite for half price!  We were welcomed with a little gift basket of Door County goodies. Our place had a full kitchen, cozy fireplace, and a whirlpool that was perfect for warming up after a day out in the cold. We brought along stuff to make our own pizza and just stayed in for dinner. We laughed about what was in the fridge: beer for the evening and eggs to make pancakes in the morning. We travel light! 

The next day we hiked at Peninsula State Park which was only 5 minutes away from the resort. Peninsula gets over 1 million visitors a year but, once again, we had the trails to ourselves.

After working up an appetite, on our way home we stopped for a late lunch at Casey's BBQ Smokehouse in Egg Harbor. We both had the special: a BBQ Pulled Rib Sandwich. Oh my gosh. One of the best sandwiches I've ever had! I think we will be stopping there for lunch every time we're in Door County.

While it was a short vacation, it was so nice to get away, relax and just enjoy each other's company and our great state of Wisconsin. I love living here. 


coffeeaddict said…
Wow, breathtakingly beautiful scenery! A real retreat, with no people and no noise just the elemnts.
Amy Powell said…
oh it looks lovely! and very cold. but lovely.

love the pictures :)

and have a great weekend!
Lisa said…
I loved these photos! What a great getaway!
Clair said…
I really think short vacations (even day trips) are so key to happiness and relaxation. Looks like it was wonderful!

Really love that last picture of the crackling ice.

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