Hiking & Biking

Door County Hiking Opportunities

“Door County hiking trails abound in the five Wisconsin state parks as well as in many of the smaller county parks. There are multiple hiking trails and loops of trails to choose from in Peninsula State Park as well as Potawatomi State Park. The 11 miles of Door County hiking trails at Whitefish Dunes State Park include a self-guided tour past replicas of the structures used by Native Americans in the Door County area. Newport State Park, a semi-wilderness area, features 28 miles of trails and is a favorite of backpacking campers and day hikers.

Summer is the most popular time for hiking in Door County, but brilliant foliage and cooler temperatures make fall a close second. Spring and winter offer a serenity that can’t be found at other times in Door County.

Nature lovers will enjoy the unspoiled beauty and rare plants at Toft’s Point and the Ridges Sanctuary, both located near our Baileys Harbor hotel, the Beachfront Inn.

A trip by ferry or boat to Rock Island will link Door County hikers to more than six miles of hiking trails, covering terrain that ranges from sandy beaches to rocky shores to towering bluffs. Pack a lunch and picnic at the Door County lighthouse located on the island.”


All information cited from Door County Visitor Bureau.


Door County Biking Options


100 miles of back road Door County biking options await you! We have everything from trails through our Door County State Parks to country roads through fields and orchards. Biking is a great way to discover Door County. Free Door County biking maps are available through the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center or you can download the map to your left.

Mountain bikers particularly enjoy the 15-mile Ahnapee Trail that connects Algoma with Sturgeon Bay. Families and couples enjoy the wooded off-road trails at Peninsula State Park (eight miles), Newport State Park (13 miles), Potawatomi State Park (four miles). Two popular rides in the county are the Ridges Sanctuary Ride in June and the Door County Century Ride in September. Also enjoy local weekly cycling rides.

For information on Door County bike rentals contact Edge of Park or Nordoor Sports. Both of these Door County bike stores are located in Fish Creek, Wisconsin near the entrance to Peninsula State Park.