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Ahoy! Shipwreck enthusiasts: Whitefish Dunes State Park adds new outdoor exhibit

Door County’s Whitefish Dunes State Park naturalist Carolyn Rock announces the addition of an outdoor shipwreck exhibit! Saturday, May 10, 2014 1:00 p.m. Outdoor Shipwreck Exhibit Grand Opening Celebrate Wisconsin Archeology Month at Whitefish Dunes State Park. Explore the history behind the largest wooden sailing ships on the great lakes and discover the role a turkey dinner plays in a ship’s sinking. The event will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newest nature center exhibit and unveiling of new signage at the outdoor shipwreck exhibit. The event will be hosted by Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park. A ceremony

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Whitefish Dunes State Park + Carolyn Rock = Awesome!

Our favorite Wisconsin State Park Naturalist Carolyn Rock has announced some very special activities for 2014. And while 2014 seems a long ways away,  it will be here before you know it. In the meantime, be sure to get out to Whitefish Dunes State Park for an outdoor experience you will not forget. And when you stay at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort, you are a mere 3.5 mile hike up the beach to this jewel of natural beauty. Whitefish Dunes State Park 2014 Special Events Saturday, January 25, 2014 Candlelight Ski/Hike. Join the Friends of Whitefish Dunes for a night of candlelight fun.  Enjoy a ski, hike or snowshoe on

Posted in Children's Activites, Discover our Beach!, Glidden Lodge, Nearby Attractions, Niagara Escarpement

‘Tis the season of Door County Farm Markets

While you are visiting our beautiful Door County beachfront suites we recommend you take a drive and explore the natural beauty of our peninsula. A favorite activity of our guests is shopping and this time of year shopping means Door County farm markets! Both Door County locals and visitors alike look forward to this time of year when the local farm markets are bursting at the seams with the good foods from our land and our market kitchens. Door County farm markets feature more than just cherries. The markets of the Door peninsula feature wines, preserves, cheeses, beer and more. And market browsing is a great rainy-day or cool day

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News from our Neighbors: Happenings at Whitefish Dunes State Park

Naturalist Carolyn Rock sure keeps us hopping with activities! Here are the upcoming events at Whitefish Dunes State Park: Whitefish Dunes State Park Naturalist Events August 1, 2012 Calling all Animals.  Explore animals using hints in clues given over a cellphone.  Discover which animal you think it is and even do a little hunting yourself.  If you are a good animal explore, come check this program out at the amphitheater. 10:00am-1:00pm. August 2, 2012 Curious about the Brachiopod Trail?  Join Naturalist Lee Ann Harling to explore the flora and fauna of this 1.5 mile trail.  Begin at the nature center for this outdoor adventure. 9 – 11:00 am August 3,

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News from our neighbor – Whitefish Dunes State Park: Hikes and science and shipwrecks…oh my!

Whitefish Dunes State Park naturalist Carolyn Rock has a full plate for the rest of June. And don’t miss the Great Lakes shipwreck (Australasia) dive. Join us at the beach! June 21, 2012 Curious about the Brachiopod Trail?  Join Naturalist Lee Ann Harling to explore the flora and fauna of this 1.5 mile trail.  Begin at the nature center for this outdoor adventure.  9:00 am June 22, 2012 Ask Diver Paul.  Got a question about Great Lake Shipwrecks?  Want to know more about diving?  Curious how archeologist survey shipwrecks?  Ask Diver Paul!  Join the naturalist on the shore to ask Paul Bentley, Wisconsin State Historical Society Volunteer, these and other

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Christmas is knocking on the “DOOR”!!!

Tonight kicks off the holiday lighting season with the annual Christmas tree lighting in downtown Sturgeon Bay.  The children’s entertainer Randy Peterson will be there.  Local shops will extend their hours to accomodate early Christmas shoppers.  This weekend Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay starts their holiday show “Daddy D’s Christmas Show”. Back at Glidden Lodge, we still have warm and cozy accommodations available this weekend.  So you can enjoy the festivities and still snuggle into your beautifully appointed vista overlooking the water with in-room whirlpool and fireplace. More information to follow about upcoming holiday festivals around Door County.  Keep warm and enjoy the holiday season!!!

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