Door County is a slender peninsula extending from the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal northward to Washington Island. The peninsula is actually separated from the mainland by the canal, which was dug to provide a shorter and safer passage to Green Bay from Lake Michigan.
With a cruising distance of 150 miles, many boaters circumnavigate the peninsula’s 250 shoreline miles, ranging from sandy beaches and orchards to rocky shoals and magnificent limestone bluffs. Quaint villages are along the way, each with its own character. Most of the small villages have limited transient dockage so advance reservations are recommended. You will also want to keep in mind that some of the favored anchorages fill up early in the day.
The Waterway Guide Team has gained extensive boating knowledge over the years, and now we are sharing all of the tips, skills and tools we’ve picked up along the way!