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Yearly Archives: 2013

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Winter is a wonderful time to visit Door County. The falling snow creates a perfect backdrop to any winter activity. What could be better than watching the snow fall on Lake Michigan while sipping hot chocolate from your suite at Glidden Lodge? I had the pleasure of experiencing a snow covered Glidden Lodge suite this past weekend with a companion from Scotland. We enjoyed the convenient access to local Parks as well as relaxing in our suite. We really enjoyed our visit to nearby Cave Point and Whitefish Dunes State Park. Cave Point and Whitefish Dunes State Park provide the perfect terrain for enjoying fresh fallen snow. At Cave Point we were

Posted in Discover our Beach!, Glidden Lodge, Niagara Escarpement, Winter Getaway

News from our beachfront neighbors: Spend New Years Day at Whitefish Dunes State Park

As winter kicks into full drive on the Door peninsula, Glidden Lodge’s neighborhood naturalist, Carolyn Rock, announces a fabulous way to welcome the new year…a hike at Whitefish Dunes State Park. Check out her program: January 1, 2014 First Day Hike Celebrate the New Year with hike of exploration. Enjoy the forested dunes and rocky shores with the naturalist. Dress for the weather, and bring hiking boots or snowshoes!  Hot beverages will be provided at the Nature Center afterwards. Meet at the nature center for this relaxing hike of discovery.  10:00 a.m. Whitefish Dunes State Park is located at 3275 Clark Lake Road (county WD), on the Lake Michigan shoreline

Posted in Discover our Beach!, Glidden Lodge, Nearby Attractions

Give the Gift of a Door County Beach!

Holiday shopping can be a stressful experience. It’s hard to find that perfect something for everyone on your list. This year take the stress out of shopping and give the gift of a Door County Beach! Purchase your loved ones a Glidden Lodge Beach Resort gift certificate. You’ll not only be giving someone a much-needed vacation, you’ll be giving him or her the gift of an unforgettable beachfront experience. In addition your Glidden Lodge location is close to many of Door County’s most beautiful natural parks including Cave Point, Whitefish Dunes and within walking distance the fabulous Door County Land Trust trail. It will be a vacation your loved ones

Posted in Give the gift of a beach!, Glidden Lodge, Glidden Lodge Beach Resort

Whitefish Dunes State Park + Carolyn Rock = Awesome!

Our favorite Wisconsin State Park Naturalist Carolyn Rock has announced some very special activities for 2014. And while 2014 seems a long ways away,  it will be here before you know it. In the meantime, be sure to get out to Whitefish Dunes State Park for an outdoor experience you will not forget. And when you stay at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort, you are a mere 3.5 mile hike up the beach to this jewel of natural beauty. Whitefish Dunes State Park 2014 Special Events Saturday, January 25, 2014 Candlelight Ski/Hike. Join the Friends of Whitefish Dunes for a night of candlelight fun.  Enjoy a ski, hike or snowshoe on

Posted in Children's Activites, Discover our Beach!, Glidden Lodge, Nearby Attractions, Niagara Escarpement

Door County artists celebrate the change of seasons on the Door peninsula

Cooler temps and earlier sunrises mark the seasonal transition to fall on the Door peninsula. We do summer on the gorgeous shores of Lake Michigan, but for many fall is the season that speaks to them. Brilliant colors. Crisp, cool air. Leaves descending from the trees. The fall transition makes the arrival of cold winter winds a bit more bearable. To celebrate these beloved seasonal transitions, here are 4 artistic expressions of Door County in the fall by Door County artists past and present: 1) Norbert Blei, from Meditations on a Small Lake, Ellis Press, 2008, Illustrated, 112 pp. (Find this and other Blei titles at  Main Street Market in

Posted in Area events, Discover our Beach!, Glidden Lodge Beach Resort

News from our beachfront neighbors: Happenings at Whitefish Dunes State Park

As summer winds down our neighbor to the north, Lake Michigan beachfront Naturalist Carolyn Rock, announces the upcoming  schedule of events for our neighbors at Whitefish Dunes State Park. Thank you to park Naturalist Carolyn Rock. Here are the upcoming events at the Dunes: August 24, 2013 Finding Fossils. Explore the rocks to discover stories of the past.  Meet at the amphitheater for this exploration. 10:00 a.m. Buzzing About Bees.  Drop by the amphitheater to discover the amazing world of bees.  Learn how important bees are and make a bee to take home. 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. August 31, 2013 Forest Hike.Take a gentle hike to discover the forest ecosystem. 

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