Door County Real Estate: Gills Rock: A Commercial Fishing Community

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Door County Real Estate:  Gills Rock:  A commercial fishing community in Door County, Wisconsin.  


Welcome to the  Town of Liberty Grove (population of appoximately 1900) which features the unincorporated commercial center of GILLS ROCK, WISCONSIN 54210 (with 290 residing in Gills Rock as per the 2010 census).  




Gills Rock is a true commercial fishing village.  As such, I am honored to be a part of Door County’s commercial fishing heritage.  As regulations get more stringent and actual species begin to disappear—first herring, then “lawyers” (burbot), then perch, now chubs, it becomes more and more difficult for the local commercial fisherman to survive.  This is a rugged and rural area of Liberty Grove, and it's not an uncommon site for residents and visitors to wait on the dock for today's fresh catch to bring home and cook for dinner that evening.


 Common fishery names like Weborg, Teskie, Henriksen, Hickey and Johnson, amongst others, carry instant recognition in this area.  Looking for some smoked chubs?  Maybe Charlie Henriksen was able to catch some to be smoked at Charlie’s Smokehouse.  Want to attend a Door County fish boil at Pelletier’s or the White Gull Inn?  Your fish may have been freshly caught that morning by Teskie Fisheries or Weborg Fisheries.


The Door County commercial fisheries are fantastic to visit, but do so with caution—dangerous equipment is in use and it can be slippery.  If you get a chance to visit, visit the docks to see if you can get some fish fresh off the boat.  The older fisherman may even invite you out for a ride to lift nets (don’t forget your Dramamine, fishing is tough business, and sea sickness is prevalent for rookies).

 For a recipe for a Door County Fish Boil, check here.  If you have a chance to visit Gills Rock or want more information on homes in the area—truly private—just ask.  As always, if you visit Door County, be sure to have a Door County fish boil or some fresh perch on Friday at the Sister Bay Bowl


Now that you've learned about Gills Rock, check here for our featured Gills Rock properties. 


Europe Lake is outside of Gills Rock and provides a FANTASTIC spot for boating, kayaking, fishing, ice fishing and ice skating.  More more information on homes in that area, please check here.


Europe Lake in Ellison BayIf you are looking for "Old World" Door, Gills Rock, Wisconsin may be your best bet for Door County Real Estate.



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 Thank you for reading!  MaryKay Shumway, ABR®, CRS®, Realtor® loves to laugh and enjoys working with people that love the Door Peninsula.  She is a full-time real estate Broker, mother of two and a senior Broker Associate at the Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. in beautiful Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  She represents listings throughout the Door County Peninsula and also represents many Buyers that want to purchase the perfect property to make Door County a part of their lives.  CONTACT MARYKAY ABOUT YOUR DOOR COUNTY PROPERTY QUESTIONS TODAY.

MaryKay Shumway has a consistent multi-million dollar producer for over thirteen years.  Representing both listing clients and buyer clients full time, MaryKay is also a mother of two and active in the Door County community in the local school district, nonprofit groups and governmental affairs.  A member of the Door County Board of Realtors Honors Society from 2005-2016, the Door County Realtor of the Year 2008, a member of The Real Estate Group's Chairman's Circle in 2010-2015, and an member of the Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society for 2014 & 15.  She has served as President and Vice President of the Door County Board of Realtors  and as a member of its Advocacy Committee.  MaryKay is a top MLS producer and has held the position of top producer at The Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. since 2016.


Contact MaryKay.  "As a multi-million dollar producer and senior associate at The Kellstrom-Ray Agency selling Door County real estate, I focus my balance on both  featured listings and representing Buyer Clients looking for the perfect Door County Property.  I turn Door County vacations into Door County traditions by helping you own your own Door County real estate, and I represent exceptional properties in all price points on the Bay of Green Bay, Lake Michigan, and all inland lakes and properties in between. Call, text or e-mail me today."


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Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale
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MaryKay - You give people a great sense of what Gills Rock in Door County is like.  A really nice overview of this commercial fishing community!

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