what to do in door county: Sister Bay Gears up for its 74th Annual Fall Festival in 2019 - 10/13/19 02:43 PM
Sister Bay Gears up for its 74th Annual
Fall Festival in 2019
 
What started as a local "good-bye to our tourist visitors" party for the year-round residents of Sister Bay closing their seasonal businesses has grown into a truly huge economic and social event in northern Door County.  Of course, I'm talking about Fall Festival in Sister Bay, and as we get ready for the 74th year of northern Door's Fall Festival, we'll talk about how the festivities have evolved.
 
The year was 1945; World War II had just ended, and tourism in Door County was really just coming into its own.  Door County … (3 comments)

what to do in door county: Door County Neighborhoods: Choosing the right location in Door County - 12/10/18 12:25 PM
Door County Neighborhoods:
Choosing the right location in Door County
 
I've been selling Door County properties for sale for approximately 1/3rd of my life, and when I meet a prospective purchaser that is looking for a Door County home, one of the very first things that I will ask is "Where do you like to be in Door County?" 
 
 
Door County's towns, villages and city all have unique and distinct personalities, like any other neighborhoods in the United States, and since we don't necessarily have actual neighborhoods (other than in the City of Sturgeon Bay), I like to lay out the different "flavors" … (0 comments)

what to do in door county: No Matter How You Spend Your Day in Door County....... - 03/11/18 11:42 AM
 
No Matter How You Spend Your Day
in Door County.......
 
No matter how you decide to spend your day in Door County, working, playing, living or vacationing, you could come home to this.....
 
...home on a quiet cul-de-sac, walking distance to the beach, 5 bedrooms
 
or this cozy 2 bedroom condominium in the woods in Fish Creek.......
 
......or an affordable 3 bedroom home priced under $200,000 in Ellison Bay.
 
Or an incredible waterfront home on a sand beach in Baileys Harbor.
 
No matter how you decide to spend your day in Door County, you could come home to this.....
 
.....four bedroom home , rental investment, with two fireplaces, … (1 comments)

what to do in door county: Door County Weekend Update - 02/19/18 01:05 PM
Door County Weekend Update
February 16-17-18, 2018
 
I had to spend Friday in Milwaukee on business last week, but Sister Bay was the place to be this weekend, as Friday night and Saturday ushered in the Door County Short Film Festival (held in downtown Sister Ray), where for the princely sum of $5.00 you could see EVERY movie shown.  Attendance was brisk, some standing room only, and this year featured films and filmmakers from across the State, Country and the GLOBE.  Mark you calendar for next year, and take a look at what was enjoyed in 2018 here.
 
Craving some hearty Mexican fare, on Saturday … (1 comments)

what to do in door county: Door County Realtors gather for a Great Cause - 08/23/17 02:15 PM
Door County Realtors gather for a Great Cause
and Give Back to the Door County Community
 
Tonight, from 5-6 p.m. at Mr. G's Supper Club, the Door County Board of Realtors and its affiliates will join in our annual summer charity event, which for the first time in a few decades is not a golf outing--it's a game night, the proceeds of which will go to benefit the Door County Crime Prevention Foundation, a non-profit organization used to assist the Door County Sheriff Department in raising funds for a new K-9 unit (dog is here!), Shop with a Cop and other altruistic ventures.  Although … (2 comments)

what to do in door county: Homes for Sale Under $450,000 in Sister Bay WI 54234 - 03/21/17 02:29 PM
Homes for Sale Under $450,000
in Sister Bay WI 54234
 
It's a popular place to live year-round or vacation (year-round).  It's the home to iconic Door County businesses like Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant and Butik, The Door County Ice Cream Factory, The Funky Cookie Studio, JJ's/La Puerta, Fred & Fuzzy's, Tapuat Kombucha and The Sister Bay Bowl (a classic Wisconsin supper club).  It has Door County's most popular marina, a huge public beach, and was voted Door County's most popular destination in 2016 by public input and votes with the Door County Visitor's Bureau.  Yes, I am talking about lovely Sister Bay, … (1 comments)

what to do in door county: What to do in Door County on a Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend - 11/24/16 10:22 AM
What to do in Door County on a
Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend
 
SISTER BAY, WISCONSIN'S
CAPTURE THE SPIRIT CELEBRATION
 
It's the holiday season in Door County, and while we give thanks today, we begin the countdown to the holidays that have meaning for us in December.  
 
This weekend Sister Bay hosts Capture the Spirit of a Door County Christmas. This is one of my FAVORITE HOLIDAY EVENTS of the year.
 
On Friday and Saturday, one of my favorite events, the Friends of Gibraltar Craft Fair, is held at the Sister Bay Village Hall from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  This  is a wonderful opportunity to not only shop … (0 comments)

what to do in door county: Door County Go-Karting--Why My Dog Loves the Sport - 10/14/16 12:25 AM
Everyone loves their pet, and it's no exception with my dog, Abbi. We're lucky enough to love a few blocks from Johnson's Park Go-Cart & Amusements.  Abbi is an AVID enthusiast of go-karting.  Local Labrador Loves Go-Karting in Sister Bay, Wisconsin!
 
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A GO-KARTING DOG?
CHECK HERE FOR A LOOK AT THE LAB'S GO-KART RIDE!
 
At first we were really nervous, but now she cries every time we drive by the park--that's HER special place.  This was 3 years ago, and the rides are still an annual event.  We'd like to thank the owner, Michael Johnson, for tolerating our craziness each … (3 comments)

what to do in door county: Sister Bay's Fall Festival: A Door County Festival for All Ages - 10/10/16 06:54 AM
Sister Bay's Fall Festival:
A Door County Festival for All Ages
 
If you're looking for some autumn fun for all ages, welcome to Sister Bay's Fall Festival.  Held the weekend after Columbus Day, this incredible event offers fun for young and old.  Fall Festival started as a celebration of the end of the busy summer tourism season in Sister Bay, Wisconsin for northern Door County residents and workers, and has grown into one of the largest festival of the year in Door County.
 
In addition to children's activities, a craft and art fair, live music, delicious food, libations, a parade and much more, … (2 comments)

what to do in door county: Welcome to Pumpkin Patch Festival in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin! - 10/07/16 05:22 AM
Welcome to Pumpkin Patch Festival in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin!
 
The "No Vacancy" signs were out bright and early this morning.  And that is no small accomplishment, as I began my morning in Gills Rock, 25 miles away from Egg Harbor's Pumpkin Patch Festival grounds--which include most of the downtown Village of Egg Harbor.
 
Pumpkin Patch Festival, otherwise known to the rest of the world, is Columbus Day weekend,  This weekend generally marks the busiest weekend of the year for Door County, Wisconsin--everything from shopping, dining to real estate sales (although if the weather is wonderful sometimes people prefer to be outside, and it's … (0 comments)

what to do in door county: Loving Where I Live: Door County, Wisconsin - 08/24/16 08:14 AM
Loving Where I Live: Door County, Wisconsin. 
 
When I travel and people ask where I live, all I have to do is hold up my hand and extend my thumb.  That is the State of Wisconsin and I live on the "Thumb", the Door Peninsula.  We even have a "Top of the Thumb Lane" in Gills Rock.
Pretend my hand is Wisconsin, and Door County's the Thumb (truly).
(yes, I took a picture of my hand for this blog)

Door County is a peninsula surrounded by water, and full of different towns and villages (and one city, Sturgeon Bay), … (3 comments)

what to do in door county: Summer in Door County 2016: Real Estate Market Update - 07/11/16 11:33 PM
Summer in Door County: 2016 Real Estate Update.
 
It has been an incredible year for Door County real estate, with heavy activity starting early this year (April) as opposed to May, and both listing and sales traffic remain heavy as of this writing. How is the Door County real estate market? What are the popular buys in Door County in the summer of 2016?
 
Summer in Door County:  Here is a sampling of our Door County real estate market for the summer of 2016, where people are buying Door County real estate and what do do in … (0 comments)

what to do in door county: Summer in Door County: 2016 Real Estate Market Update - 07/09/16 04:49 AM
Summer in Door County: 2016 Real Estate Update.
 
It has been an incredible year for Door County real estate, with heavy activity starting early this year (April) as opposed to May, and both listing and sales traffic remain heavy as of this writing.  How is the Door County real estate market?
What are the popular buys in Door County in the summer of 2016? 

 
Here is a sampling of our Door County real estate market for the summer of 2016, where people are buying Door County real estate and what do do in Door County:
 
1.  Ephraim, … (0 comments)

what to do in door county: Welcome to Gills Rock, Wisconsin! A trip to the Top O' the Thumb - 02/09/16 03:44 AM
Welcome to Gills Rock, Wisconsin, an unincorporated "village" commercial center in Liberty Grove and at the very tip of Door County, Wisconsin.  Take a trip to the "top of the Thumb".
 
Look JUST to your left, at the top of the "Thumb" that is the Door Peninsula jutting out from the rest of Wisconsin.  And there's Gills Rock, right at the top.
 
Gills Rock was founded on commercial fishing and you'll still see a number of boat leave their harbors and go out to catch the fresh whitefish that is served at some many Door County restaurants.  It's a step back to earlier, … (1 comments)

what to do in door county: Rates drop in Door County: How to Find your Door County Dream Home - 02/04/16 02:29 AM
GREAT NEWS:  Interest rates drop in Door County: NOW is the time to buy your Door County Dream Home.  Here's the big question:  how do you decide which Door County property is right for you?
I got a note from one of our preferred lenders last night--15 year mortage rates have dropped below 3% for the first time in MONTHS, making this the ideal time to BUY your Door County dream home.  What IS your Door County dream home? We have northern Door housing inventory in all price points and all locations.   How do you decide WHAT property is your Door … (1 comments)

what to do in door county: TOP FIVE Reason to use me as your LOCAL Door County Real Estate Broker - 07/05/15 03:01 AM
TOP FIVE Reason to use me as your LOCAL Door County Real Estate Broker.  What is a "local" Door County real estate agent?
I get amused by some of my competitors touting the fact that they are "local" Door County real estate agents, or "true" Door County real estate agents.  Even though I work as an independent broker for one of the largest local, regional and NATIONAL real estate franchises (Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group), I am a Door County "local", raised locally and came back after college, and I can help you in many ways to buy your Door County home.  
 
Here … (2 comments)

what to do in door county: Family Fun in Door County: Your 2015 Door County Family Vacation - 02/17/15 05:54 AM
Family Fun in Door County, Wisconsin:  What to do in Door County.  Where to bring the family when you're on vacation in Door County.
Although you might be tempted, you can't spend every day on the beach in Door County. 
 
Sometimes inclement weather or too much sun will force you to seek other entertainment. 
 
 
As a Door County expert, a Door County "local" real estate agent and a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA), I am OFTEN asked "what are some fun things we can do with our family when we're on vacation in Door County?" 
 
Rest assured, I've assembled … (2 comments)

what to do in door county: The 2015 Door County Bucket List - 01/01/15 07:00 AM
Top Ten Things to Do in Door County in 2015

The 2015 Door County Bucket List!  What did you miss in 2014 that you would do over again if you had the time?  We’ve compiled a top ten list of things to do in Door County in 2015 that are easy to do in a weekend vacation, or any time from your year-round residence.  Remember, it’s my job to make Door County vacations into your year-round traditions.   
 
It's your 2015 Door County Bucket List:

 

 
Eat more ice cream!  We have some of the most renowned ice cream … (1 comments)

what to do in door county: Door County's 2014 Fall 50 is a HUGE SUCCESS - 10/25/14 02:10 AM

If you have never visited Door County for the Fall 50 run, you are missing out on an AWESOME sight.  Thousands visit the Door Peninsula in October to participate in the run or simply cheer on their favorite teams. 
 
To find out more about this spectacular annual event, check here. 
 
The Fall 50 is billed as one of the Midwest's most scenic running events.  It's as fun to watch the runners as it is to run! 
 
And for the very latest in real estate updates from Door County, please visit us at door-county-properties.com
 
Door County, … (1 comments)

what to do in door county: A Fall Color Weekend in Door County, Wisconsin - 10/10/14 06:12 AM


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