Come to our Door County beach and discover Cave Point and the Niagara Escarpement


Door County’s Cave Point County Park located 7 miles north of Glidden Lodge Beach Resort and is a breathtaking showcase of the awesomeness of the Niagara Escarpement. What is the Niagara Escarpement you ask? The dolomite of the Niagara Escarpement’s 400 million year old dolomite rock was originally located near the equator and migrated north to form what is now Lake Michigan. From


The Niagara Escarpment is the most prominent of several escarpments formed in the bedrock of the Great Lakes basin. From its easternmost point near Watertown, New York,[1] the escarpment shapes in part the individual basins and landforms of Lakes Ontario, Huron and Michigan. In Rochester, New York, there are three waterfalls over the escarpment where the Genesee River flows through the city. The escarpment thence runs westward to the Niagara River forming a deep gorge north of Niagara Falls, which itself cascades over the escarpment. In southern Ontario it spans the Niagara Peninsula, closely following the Lake Ontario shore through the cities of St. Catharines, Hamilton and Dundas, where it takes a sharp turn north in the town of Milton toward Georgian Bay. It then follows the Georgian Bay shore northwestwards to form the spine of the Bruce Peninsula and Manitoulin Island, as well as several smaller islands located in northern Lake Huron where it turns westwards into the Upper Peninsula of northern Michigan, south of Sault Ste. Marie. It then extends southwards into Wisconsin following the Door Peninsula through the Bayshore Blufflands and then more inland from the western coast of Lake Michigan and Milwaukee, ending northwest of Chicago near the Wisconsin-Illinois border.

You can enjoy the gorgeous scenery of Cave Point County Park by hiking its trails, enjoying a picnic lunch on the grounds or for the more adventurous, from the water by guided kayak tour. We recommend that you add Cave Point County Park to your “must see” list of Door County sites.

Plan your Door County Beach Getaway where you can discover the wonder of the Niagara Escarpement and more!
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