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Door County’s 66 Mile Scenic Byway

Door County Scenic Byway Changing Leaves and Fall Colors

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

Posted in Nearby Attractions, Niagara Escarpement, Niagara Escarpment, Outdoor Activities

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

Posted in Door County Lodging, Glidden Lodge, Glidden Lodge Beach Resort, Niagara Escarpement, Niagara Escarpment, Uncategorized

Outstanding Hikes Near Our Door County Resort: Shivering Sands Preserve

Hiking Near Our Door County Hotel and Resort at Shivering Sands in Sturgeon Bay, WI

When you stay at Sturgeon Bay’s premiere resort, the Glidden Lodge Beach Resort, you are within 10 miles of some of Door County’s most beautiful and scenic outdoor destinations including Cave Point County Park, Whitefish Dunes State Park, and Clark Lake. However, just down the road from our beautiful Lake Michigan beachfront resort is Shivering Sands Preserve, a lesser known destination whose pristine wetlands are under the watchful eye of The Nature Conservancy. From their website: The 3,400-acre Shivering Sands wetland complex encompasses three lakes, several streams and springs, forested sand dunes, lowland conifer forest, sedge meadows and fens. It is rich in rare plant life and is home to

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