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Near Record Great Lakes Water Levels

With Lake Michigan water levels reaching an all-time high, the beach at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort has been affected as have other properties along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The Great Lakes have a cycle in which water levels fluctuate over time.  When the Lake’s water levels are lower, guests enjoy Glidden Lodge Beach Resort’s 700 lineal foot private, sand beach.  With the current higher water levels parts of our beach are underwater.  On a positive note, we still have our shallow sandy swim beach which extends out 100-200 feet into the Lake. And once the water level recedes, we will regain our generous sand beach once again.  Guests can still

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Nature’s Beauty of a Door County Winter Beach Vacation Part #4

Sunrise During Winter Vacation at Our Door County Hotel

There are so many reasons to take a winter beach vacation at Door County’s Glidden Lodge Beach Resort, so we’re going to lay them out one-at-a-time this week. Reason Number Four: Embark on a winter nature crawl! Our Door County resort is close to some of the peninsula’s favorite outdoor destinations! Parks and preserves like Cave Point County Park, Whitefish Dunes State Park, Shivering Sands Nature Preserve (just a short walk down the road from our hotel) and our own gorgeous Lake Michigan beachfront (see below). Plus the incredible natural formation of the Niagara Escarpment surrounds our grounds and much of northern Door County, Wisconsin. We suggest spending some time

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Winter Vacation Getaway at our Door County Lake Michigan Beach Resort is Sublime!

Hotel and Resort Near Cave Point County Park in Door County, WI

You already know that Door County is beautiful in warm weather seasons. We at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort think you should give yourself a chance to fall in love with Door County during the beautiful white snowy winters. Book a weekend or maybe a few weekdays at our Lake Michigan waterfront resort this winter! In addition to a free Lake Michigan sunrise every morning, we offer incredible winter deals perfect for a romantic Door County weekend getaway, solitary sequestration, or family getaway. Glidden Lodge Beach Resort’s location is the perfect spot in Door County, just down the beach from Whitefish Dunes State Park, near Cave Point County Park and surrounded

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Discover the Fabulous Niagara Escarpment!

Niagara Escarpment in Door County

                          About 5 miles from Glidden Lodge Beach Resort in Door County is a prolific example of the Niagara Escarpment. What is this awesome formation that has its origins near Niagara Falls in New York state? From Wikipedia: The Niagara Escarpment is a long escarpment, or cuesta, in the United States and Canada that runs predominantly east/west from New York, through Ontario, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois. It is composed of the Lockport geological formation of Silurian age, and is similar to the Onondaga geological formation, which runs parallel to it and just to the south, through western New

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News from our favorite naturalist: Whitefish Dunes State Park’s Carolyn Rock

Early summer is here and that means more programming from Whitefish Dunes State Park’s Carolyn Rock. The park is just a 3.5 mile hike down the beach from Glidden Lodge. Sound enticing? We think so too! Friday June 13 Spring along the Shore. Take a stroll to discover ancient life and geologic history among blooming flowers.  Search the rocky shore for hidden treasures.  We will be walking on uneven ground.  Dress for the weather; meet at the nature center for this rough terrain walk. 10:00 a.m. What about the Forest? Take a walk into the recent harvested areas of the park to understand beech bark disease. Learn about the American

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Winter is a wonderful time to visit Door County. The falling snow creates a perfect backdrop to any winter activity. What could be better than watching the snow fall on Lake Michigan while sipping hot chocolate from your suite at Glidden Lodge? I had the pleasure of experiencing a snow covered Glidden Lodge suite this past weekend with a companion from Scotland. We enjoyed the convenient access to local Parks as well as relaxing in our suite. We really enjoyed our visit to nearby Cave Point and Whitefish Dunes State Park. Cave Point and Whitefish Dunes State Park provide the perfect terrain for enjoying fresh fallen snow. At Cave Point we were

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