There are lots of parks and beaches to enjoy plus shops and galleries are open. Masks are appreciated! However in these uncertain times, many events have been cancelled. Check before you go!

Exploring Door County by bicycle, car or on foot starts at Peninsula Park-View! We are located across from Peninsula State Park’s quiet Highland Road entrance There is a bicycle map to the Nicolet Beach at the bottom of this page.

This DIY free bicycle maintenance station is sponsored by Ron & Carole Vande Walle, located at Peninsula Park-View, and open to everyone!


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Theater, Music and Movies

Northern Sky Theater, Fish Creek ( 5-10 minutes from PPV)
Peninsula Players, South of Fish Creek (10 minutes from PPV)
Peninsula Music Festival around Door County
Birch Creek Music Performance Center, East of Egg Harbor on Hwy E (15 minutes from PPV)
Skyway Outdoor Drive-In Theatre, Fish Creek. Walk there in 10 minutes! from PPV. $5 (5-11) $9 (12+)
Fish Stock Music Concerts in a Barn, 3 minutes drive from PPV, east of Fish Creek. $15 general admission, $20 resvd


Restaurants, Cafes, Coffee

Blue Horse Beach Cafe  PPV guests are special! ask for a coupon at check-in. Best coffee in Door County. Voted #1 lunch destination by locals.
Old Post Office Restaurant & Fish Boils  PPV guests are special! ask for a coupon at check-in
Alexander’s of Door County One of Carole and Ron’s favorites for Sunday brunch
Wild Tomato  wood fired pizzas and family size salads

Galleries & Shopping

Galleries in Fish Creek,  explore the artists
2forU Design & Gallery:  featuring work by  Door County artists:  Photographs, watercolor paintings, fine art reproductions, cards. Current Peninsula Park-View guests receive 10% off work by Heidi Atanasov and photo printing!
Paintbox Gallery, north Ephraim

Guenzel Gallery, Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek


Peninsula State Park
Peninsula Park map .PDF
Peninsula Golf Course

DCVB Door County Parks guide
DOG parks in Northern Door

Kayak Rentals
Nicolet Beach Rentals in Peninsula State Park
9am-6pm   854-9220
paddle out from Nicolet beach
See the Bluffs or Horseshoe Island
Single Recreational Kayaks
1 Hour – $18, 2 Hours – $24
Tandem Recreational Kayaks
1 Hour – $20,  2 Hours – $30

Bay Shore Outfitters: Epraim Kayak Center
Single Recreational Kayaks
1 Hour – $20, 2 Hours – $30
Tandem Recreational Kayaks
1 Hour – $25,  2 Hours – $35

event calendars:
Peninsula Pulse newspaper
Door County Navigator
Advocate newspaper

 Festivals & Events 
Are we missing your favorite? let us know!

Brown Trout Tournament, April
Half Marathon & Nicolet Bay 5k, mid-May
Blossom Run, Egg Harbor mid-May
Scottie Rally, Baileys Harbor mid-May
Maifest & Run, Jacksonport end-May
Fleet Blessing, Baileys Harbor early June
Lighthouse Festival, early-June
Goat Parade, Sister Bay early-June
Steel Bridge Songfest, mid-June 
Paddlefest, Sister Bay mid- June
Fyr Bal, Ephraim mid-June
Pen.Century Spring Classic bike ride, June
Renaissance Faire  June, July
4th of July Festivals July 3-7
Sister Bay Brick Party ( LEGOS), July 
Door County Plein Air, end-July 
Festival of Fine Arts, Sister Bay mid-Aug 
Blues on the Bay, Ellison Bay end-August  
Marina Fest, Sister Bay early-Sept 
Hey Hey 5K Run, Baileys Harbor end-Sept
Autumn Fest, Baileys Harbor end-Sept 
Inside Outside SaleFish Creek mid-Sept 
Pumpkin Patch, Egg Harbor early-Oct 
Fall Fest, Sister Bay mid-October 
Jack O’Lantern Days, Fish Creek end-Oct 
Fall 50, Gills Rock to Sturgeon Bay end-Oct
Harbor HalloweenBaileys Harbor Oct 31
Capture the Spirit, Sister Bay end-Nov
Holly Days, Egg Harbor end-Nov
Christmas in the Village, Ephraim early Dec
Noble House tree lighting & caroling, early Dec
Harbor Holiday, Baileys Harbor early Dec
New Years Parade, Egg Harbor Jan 1
Winter Fest, Fish Creek early February 




 Guest adventure option: Check out a complimentary bicycle, ride to the beach where you can swim, rent a boat or hike, then ride back to swim in the heated pool, hang out in the Gathering Lodge, or cook your dinner on one of our many charcoal grills.

Nicolet Beach in Peninsula State Park is 2.6 miles (about 12 minutes by bike) Peninsula Park-View is the closest accommodation to Nicolet Beach (red pin). Click on the map to view in Google Maps.
Ephraim Beaches, Parks, Marinas the public beach is 1.2 miles NE on Hwy 42.
Fish Creek Beaches & Parks The main public beach is 2.8 miles SW on Hwy 42.


There are many more wonderful Door County expereinces than are listed on this page. If you would like one added let us know! We appreciate all feedback, please let us know if a link is not working.

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” Albert Einstein
“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” Albert Einstein


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