There is something magical about winter in Door County, Wisconsin. Fresh snow sparkling in the sunshine with beautiful blue skies to contrast. Unique looking ice shoves from Lake Michigan decorate the shoreline. Icicles at Cave Point County Park take over the rocky formations of the Niagara Escarpment. The natural beauty of Door County shines through even in the winter season and there are less visitors and crowds to contend with. While some shops and restaurants may be open seasonally there is still plenty of places open year-round to enjoy a getaway at our Door County resort.
Glidden Lodge Beach Resort and hotel is a short drive from downtown Sturgeon Bay, which is the largest city in Door County and has plenty of places open year-round for tourists and local residents alike. Glidden Lodge Beach Resort and hotel is also a short drive from Whitefish Dunes State Park.
Whitefish Dunes State Park has 9 miles of groomed classic cross country ski trails to enjoy during the snow sport season. In addition to the groomed trails, they also have ungroomed trails and multi use trails for hiking and snowshoeing. Trails at the park at the park are rolled, packed, and tracked for the enjoyment of the cross-county skiing enthusiast. The Wisconsin DNR regularly updates their website with trail conditions and snow reports. Whitefish Dunes is less than 5 miles from lodging at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort so it is by far the closest area with groomed cross country ski trails.
However, there are many more cross-country skiing options in Door County to explore. Potawatomi State Park, Peninsula State Park, and Newport State Park offer miles and miles of groomed cross country ski trails as well for both classic and skate style of cross-country skiing. Ahnapee State Trail allows for cross-country skiing as well as the Door County Land Trust and Crossroads at Big Creek.
Every year there are also candlelight cross country ski events which make for a beautiful and unique way to see the trails and winter landscape. Make sure to look out for these events and mark your calendar so you can come and take part. Enjoy a candlelight cross country ski event and warm yourself in front of the fire at our luxury condo vacation rentals and then wake up to a glorious sunrise.