Shoreline, Waterways, and Watersports in Door County, Wisconsin

Door County Bluff and Rocky Caves with Shallow Water

There is so much to do in Door County, Wisconsin and the water that surrounds it is one of the focal points that attracts so many visitors to the area. It is part of what makes the peninsula such a popular vacation spot and weekend getaway. Door County is the peninsula part of Wisconsin and boasts over 300 miles of shoreline with the Bay of Green Bay on the western side of the peninsula and Lake Michigan on the eastern side of Door County.

In addition to the shoreline bordering Door County there are also bays, lakes, marshes, and several islands at vacationers’ disposal. The shoreline is varied in nature and has everything from sandy beaches, dunes, bluffs, cliffs, rocky outcroppings, channels, and caves. There are parks and hiking trails that hug the shoreline giving you a scenic view of the water and the geography of the shoreline. There are sandy beaches to layout a towel and sun bathe on and shallow areas to play in the water as well as deeper sections to swim. There are also long stretches of Door County beach to take a romantic stroll on. There are several dog beaches where you can take your furry friend to romp around and cool off in the water on a warm and sunny summer day.

Door County Shore and beach with Rocky Cliffs

There is no doubt that with so much water surrounding Door County there are plenty of watersports to entertain and challenge people of every skill level. Whatever your inclination you are sure to find something to please. Canoers, rafters, and kayakers have plenty of scenery to look at. There are local outfitters for windsurfing and kiteboarding as well as paddleboards and paddleboats. Sail boats, yachts, pontoon boats, speed boats, fishing boats, and jet skis can be found in the Door County marinas and charter fishing offers expert guides and trophy fishing. Shipwrecks are an interesting sight from underwater if you are interested in snorkeling or diving.

Come explore the vast waters and miles and miles of shoreline that Door County offers. It’s beautiful in every season and the private beach at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort is no exception. The Door County hotel is located on the Lake Michigan side of Door County and it’s incredibly close to Whitefish Dunes State Park and a short drive from many other towns and scenic locations. Our Door County hotel is a great place to make your home base while exploring the shoreline and waters in and around Door County. Each condo unit features a view of the incredible sunrise over Lake Michigan. Open year round the one bedroom, two bedroom, and three bedroom luxury vacation rentals have all the amenities most vacationers need. Book your stay today at our highly rated waterfront lodging resort.

Door County Marina and Rocky Shore

Posted in Discover our Beach!, Door County Lodging, Glidden Lodge, Glidden Lodge Beach Resort, Outdoor Activities, Whitefish Dunes State Park