Door County is home to the 66 mile coastal scenic byway which traverses the Door County peninsula starting just north of Sturgeon Bay. The scenic route follows highway 57 to the north tip of the Peninsula and return route takes highway 42 south on the other side of the peninsula. This scenic route takes you through and near the many picturesque towns in Door County each with their own unique businesses and attractions. Driving the scenic byway includes scenic vistas of Lake Michigan, the Bay of Green Bay, the Niagara Escarpment bluffs, Wisconsin forests, agricultural terrain, and Door County villages. There are also state parks, county parks, and lighthouses on the route. Each town and park has something to offer tourists and locals alike. Whether you want to shop, dine out at restaurants, listen to live music, visit art galleries, take in theater productions, take part in boating or water sports, or hike through some of the local trails the Door County scenic byway will lead you to it. Along the scenic route are also informational kiosks that visitors can stop at and learn about each point.
The route is beautiful during every season and fall is an especially alluring time with the changing colors. Many visitors and tourists travel to Door County during autumn to see the vibrant colors of the changing leaves and enjoy some of the pumpkin and Halloween festivals and activities. The scenic byway is frequently tree lined and the colors can be experienced from the car, the shore, or any of the many parks and towns.
Glidden Lodge Beach Resort is located on the Lake Michigan side of Door County and it takes less than 5 minutes to get to the scenic byway if traveling by car. It is ideally situated to experience this national treasure on the Wisconsin Peninsula.