Door Peninsula – Part 3

Our last day in Door County was Thursday, July 6th.  We wanted to see a few more places before we headed back to the RV at Lake Dubay Shores Campground.  On the list of things to see was:  Whitefish Bay and Whitefish Dunes State Park, Bailey’s Harbor, and Peninsula State Park.

Whitefish Bay was on the east side of Door Peninsula and a little north of our hotel at Sturgeon Bay.  It didn’t take us very long to get there.  Whitefish Dunes State Park was lovely and we had a perfect day to walk around the park enjoying the views.

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These people were getting ready for a kayak outing.

Next we drove north along the east coast of the peninsula to Bailey’s Harbor.  The harbor was quiet and beautiful.  We took a “side” road around the edge of the harbor thinking we would get a glimpse of Old Bailey’s Harbor “Bird Cage” Lighthouse or Bailey’s Harbor Range Lights Lighthouse.  After searching for the lighthouses for quite a while, we decided we needed to move on to our next stop.  We never did find the lighthouses.  😞

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Peninsula State Park is on the west side of the Peninsula.  We thought this state park was by far the best one on the peninsula that we visited (to be fair, however, we did not go to Newport State Park on the east side of the northern tip of the peninsula because we just ran out of time).

When you enter Peninsula State Park, be sure to get a map of the park at the entrance.  There are numerous places of interest where you will want to stop.  Be sure to NOT miss Eagle Panorama, Nicolet Beach, and Eagle Bluff Lighthouse.  There are many scenic spots to pull over and relax while you enjoy the fantastic views.

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That is Horseshoe Island, however, from our view point you couldn’t tell it was in the shape of a horseshoe.

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Our next stop:  LUNCH!  We found that the harbor towns on Door Peninsula were full of tourists around July 4th.  Every time we wanted to eat at one of the harbor towns restaurants with a “view,” finding a place to park was a challenge (second only to finding a place with an outdoor eating section because we had our dog with us).  We got lucky in Egg Harbor and found parking and a restaurant that allowed dogs in their outdoor section.  We had to wait for a table for a while, but we had a delicious lunch at Shipwrecked Brew Pub.

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After lunch we headed home to the RV.  We had a wonderful three days on Door Peninsula.  If you get a chance to visit here, you won’t regret it!

So, for now ….. “On the Road Again!”

Betty

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