Don’t let a little rain stop you from a Door County vacation…


Don’t let a little rain dampen your visit to Door County’ largest beach front resort. We suggest you bring some rain gear and good walking shoes and explore the natural beauty that surrounds you at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort. And may we suggest you start with a visit to our neighbor up the beach Whitefish Dunes State Park. Park naturalist Carolyn Rock and her outstanding staff provide visitors with an unforgettable look at a Lake Michigan ecosystem. Check out the happenings at the park this May:

Whitefish Dunes State Park Naturalist Events

May 11, 2013
Spring Revealed.
Stroll along to uncover signs of spring along rocky edges and in forested dunes. Uncover the unique history and stories behind different spring ephemerals. Catch these fleeting plants in this short distanced walk.  Meet at the nature center for this awakening program. 10:00 am

Spring in the Wetland.
Have you seen the wetland in spring? Come discover the animals and plants that call the wetland home. Dip your net into a magical world. Dress for the weather and for getting damp. Meet at the nature center for this longer program. 1:30pm

May 18, 2013
Spring Exploration.
Join Dale and Mary Goodner for an exploration of nature. Through stories and science learn about the flora and fauna found along the rocky shores, forest floor and sunny openings. Gather for this meandering walk that is short in distance but full of discoveries. Walk begins at the Nature Center. 10:00am

May 25, 2013
Spring along the Shore.
Take a stroll to discover ancient life and geologic history among blooming flowers.  Search the rocky shore for hidden treasures.  We will be walking on uneven ground.  Dress for the weather; meet at the nature center for this rough terrain walk. 10:00 am

Spring in the Dunes.
Feel the soft sand between your toes on this hike of discovery.  Walk the beach side of the dune to explore the spring flora then continue the search in the forested dunes.  Dress for the weather; meet at the nature center for this longer walk. 1:30 pm

May 26, 2013
Wandering of Wildflowers.
Discover the beauty within wildflowers. Learn their how they got their names, how to identify them and where to find these delicate beauties. Share the morning with the naturalist. Dress for the weather and meet at the nature center. 10:00am

Wetland Discovery.
Explore the cool critters found in the wetland on this wet hike.  Use the dip nets to see these amazing critters.  Learn how wetlands are important to everyone. Dress for the weather; meet at the nature center for this longer program. 1:30pm

Whitefish Dunes State Park is located at 3275 Clark Lake Road (county WD), on the Lake Michigan shoreline south of Jacksonport. All programs are free to the public unless noted; a park vehicle sticker is required.  For more information please contact the park by phone 920-823-2400.

Thinking about a visit to Door County? Come stay at the beach! Contact us today for your spring getaway: Phone: Call 920-746-3900 or 1-866-454-3336. Or email us at

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