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From the Water

Baileys Harbor has many secret spots perfect for viewing water based plant life including Door County's largest inland Lake, Kangaroo Lake. 

These public areas are easily accessible by kayak or SUP but please make sure to watch weather conditions prior to heading out. 

Due to changing bottom conditions, we do not recommend you get out of your vessel while exploring. Mud Lake and Kangaroo Lake are both spring fed which makes the lake bottom unpredictable in some areas. 

Best Practices: Go with someone that is experienced in the area and in kayaking/SUP. 

Mud Lake Wildlife Area

Mud Lake Wildlife Area is a 2,290-acre property located in northeastern Door County near Moonlight Bay. The property consists of a 155-acre shallow (maximum depth 5 feet) drainage lake surrounded by an extensive shrub and timber swamp. Immediately surrounding the open water is a narrow zone of shrubby northern sedge meadow dominated by sedges, willows, dogwoods and sweet gale. The wetlands and lake provide habitat for the federally endangered Hine's emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana) among many other wildlife and plant species. The open zone grades into second-growth wet-mesic forest of white cedar, white spruce, balsam fir and black ash. This is an example of boreal forest habitat which a rare community type to be found in Wisconsin. As a result records of boreal forest species such as common goldeneye have been documented to nest on the property, which is rare in Wisconsin.

Kangaroo Lake 

Kangaroo Lake is a 1156 acre lake located in Door County. It has a maximum depth of 12 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from a public boat landing. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. The lake's water is moderately clear.

 

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Restaurant Gardens

Our fabulous restaurants source locally whenever possible including their front yards. Living gardens have become a great way to produce the highest quality ingredients. 

 

Chives Door County

8041 Hwy 57 Baileys Harbor, WI 54202

920.839.2000

Chives Restaurant recently opened a location in Downtown Baileys Harbor Offering choices for everyone from burgers and daily sandwich and pasta features, to fresh seasonal cuisine utilizing local ingredients at great prices. Chives is a casual atmosphere inspired by owner, JR Schoenfeld. Chives stellar reputation for food quality, presentation, and value are well earned. By offering delectable specialty items in all price ranges every day, Chives always offers a fresh experience.

Featured Video: Chives  

Harbor Fish Market & Grille

8080 Hwy 57 Baileys Harbor, WI 54202

920.839.9999

Located in a historic 120-year-old building in downtown Baileys Harbor with an exceptional view of the harbor, we are proud to serve a fabulous collection of fresh seafood and meats. We serve live Maine lobster, freshly shucked oysters and fantastic Midwestern steaks. Our wine list is one of the finest in the Midwest. Exceptional desserts. Outside water view dining in season. Traditional New England Lobster boil Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun evenings.

Featured Video: Harbor Fish Market & Grille 

Heirloom Cafe & Provisions

2434 Cty Rd F Baileys Harbor, WI 54202

920-839-9334

Heirloom Café & Provisions is a Baileys Harbor café serving fresh, eclectic, and (generally) health conscious breakfast and lunch. Owners Katie Nicholas and Andy Gill opened Heirloom in late August 2018 with the goal of featuring local-sourced products in unique, creative and inviting way.  Heirloom’s goal is to provide Door County with a chef-driven, top quality menu in a fast-casual atmosphere. Drawing on travel experiences and most recently residing in Austin, TX, the menu consists of mostly scratch made items with a rotating selection of specials as well as grab & go options, beer, and wine.

Both graduates of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, home has always been in Wisconsin for the Gill's. Katie’s grandparents and parents both have had homes in Door County her whole life.  Katie’s initial passion for food came from some of the County’s oldest establishments. Now she is pursuing her ultimate passion, creating her own menu and dining experience in a place she has always loved.

Featured Video: Heirloom Cafe & Provisions

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Working Farms

Farm Tours are the best!

Our rural setting provides a great chance to learn where your food comes from. We have a variety of farms in our town ranging from livestock, to vegetables & CBD. 

7281 Logerquist Rd. Baileys Harbor , WI 54202

920.839.2222

Trust Where Your Food Comes From.

We are a Certified Organic farm located in Baileys Harbor, on the west side of Kangaroo Lake. We grow and raise organic beef, pork, eggs, fruits, veggies & more. Our pasture-raised, humanely treated, hormone-free animals enjoy over 1000 acres of beautiful, natural Door County farmland.

Our year-round grocery store provides the best local, organic, nutritious food available, including our own farm products, as well as other fruits, vegetables & groceries from local Door County and Wisconsin partners.

We are proud to be an open, learning farm. Please call and ask us how you can visit, tour, explore, and learn more! 

Waseda Farm's Harvesting Schedule

8420 Cty Rd F Baileys Harbor, WI 54202

859.537.6196

Proudly supporting our community with small batch CBD products grown at Gray-Aire Farms. Featuring our full spectrum, third party tested oils, flowers and more. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoorCanna 

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Natural Blooms

Baileys Harbor is home to the Oldest Land Trust in the state; The Ridges Sanctuary. We have acres of public lands for exploring including Toft Point, Door County Land Trust, Town owned properties, and The Nature Conservancy. 

The Ridges Sanctuary has put together a Bloom Schedule for their many blooms. Click here to download their schedule

Hepatica

Dwarf Lake Iris

Lady Slipper

Trilliums

Door County Land Trust

Since our inception in 1986, the Door County Land Trust has worked to preserve, maintain and enhance lands that contribute significantly to the scenic beauty, open space, and ecological integrity of Door County. In pursuit of this mission, we have earned a reputation as one of the Midwest’s premier conservation organizations. We have worked with scores of landowners to protect more than 8,500 acres of fields, forests, farmlands, orchards, wetlands and shoreline. We are a local, non-profit, non-governmental organization supported by more than 2,200 supporters who love Door County and share a concern for its future.

Toft Point State Natural Area

Toft Point contains several outstanding native plant communities concentrated on a 1-mile-wide peninsula along Door County's Lake Michigan coast. The natural area is bordered on the north by Moonlight Bay, and on the south by Baileys Harbor. There are more than two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, with areas of wave-cut dolomite cliffs. Stretches of limestone cobble beach, mixed with marly soil, are exposed during periods of low lake levels. The vegetation of the eastern shoreline, influenced by the cooling effects of Lake Michigan, consists of a narrow strip of relict boreal forest dominated by balsam fir and white spruce. The majority of the peninsula is wooded with a mesic forest of sugar maple, yellow birch, hemlock, balsam fir, and scattered white pine. To the north, along Moonlight Bay, is an extensive calcareous sedge meadow that grades into shrub-carr and wet-mesic forest dominated by white cedar with occasional paper birch and black ash. Pockets of tamarack swamp and alder thicket are imbedded in the wetland. Extensive stands of hard-stemmed bulrush grow offshore in 1 to 4 feet of water offering cover and spawning sites for a variety of fish. The natural area provides habitat for more than 440 vascular plant species and one of the most diverse bryophyte (mosses and liverworts) floras in the state. Toft Point, along with the adjacent Ridges Sanctuary, contains many area-sensitive bird species including seventeen species of nesting warblers. The site is named for Kersten Toft who received the land as compensation for his work at a limestone quarry nearby. Remaining on site is an historic kiln, which is the state’s best intact example of the early circular kilns that once dotted parts of the Niagara escarpment. Toft Point is owned by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the Wisconsin Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. The site is recognized by the National Park Service as a National Natural Landmark and was designated a State Natural Area in 1967.

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Landscaping Gardens

Many of our businesses have beautifully manicured gardens on display for your browsing pleasure. A stroll through downtown or a drive through the countryside shows you sprawling gardens framing quaint country homes.

 

 

Baileys House

2365 Howard Ave Baileys Harbor, WI 54202

1.888.481.1935

Baileys House is a charming 1890s farmhouse that is a perfect place to make your vacation memorable. The cozy, two story yellow house is located on a quiet Baileys Harbor side street within walking distance of the Farmers’ Market, shops, restaurants, Anclam Park, and the marina. The home is completely updated with Wi-Fi, a modern fully equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and first floor utility room. The large private yard has a picnic table, fire pit with comfortable seating and space for volleyball and other games. Plus, there’s plenty of space in the driveway for your boat and trailer. 

Blacksmith Inn On The Shore

8152 Hwy 57 PO Box 220 Baileys Harbor , WI 54202

 920.839.9222

Nestled on the shore, the Blacksmith Inn offers the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway. Each of our 15 guest rooms offers an in-room whirlpool, fireplace and an extraordinary view of Baileys Harbor. Bed and breakfast charm and complete privacy allow you to unwind and relax. Linger over our homemade continental breakfast from your balcony. Wander down to the shore and take a double kayak for an explore. Hop on a tandem bicycle and meander the backroads. Relax at the Blacksmith Inn, in the heart of Door County.

Chives Door County

8041 Hwy 57 Baileys Harbor, WI 54202

920.839.2000

Chives Restaurant recently opened a location in Downtown Baileys Harbor Offering choices for everyone from burgers and daily sandwich and pasta features, to fresh seasonal cuisine utilizing local ingredients at great prices. Chives is a casual atmosphere inspired by owner, JR Schoenfeld. Chives stellar reputation for food quality, presentation, and value are well earned. By offering delectable specialty items in all price ranges every day, Chives always offers a fresh experience.

Featured Video: Chives  

 

Harbor Fish Market & Grille

8080 Hwy 57 Baileys Harbor, WI 54202

920.839.9999

Located in a historic 120-year-old building in downtown Baileys Harbor with an exceptional view of the harbor, we are proud to serve a fabulous collection of fresh seafood and meats. We serve live Maine lobster, freshly shucked oysters and fantastic Midwestern steaks. Our wine list is one of the finest in the Midwest. Exceptional desserts. Outside water view dining in season. Traditional New England Lobster boil Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun evenings.

Featured Video: Harbor Fish Market & Grille 

Harbor Market Shops

 Visit the Harbor Market Shops in a historic lakeside building. Home to Knit Whit's Yarn & Crafts, Luke Collins Photography, and The Red Geranium Gallery & Gifts, you're sure to find a great souvenir while enjoying the flowers out front. Located across the street from the Chives Food Truck Court.

8024 Hwy 57 

 

 

Inn At Windmill Farm

3829 Fairview Road Baileys Harbor , WI 54202

920.868.9282

Relax into the quiet intimacy of an award winning early 1900 restored Dutch farmhouse located in a pastoral setting in the central part of the Door County Peninsula. The Inn at Windmill Farm is in a quiet area close to all that Door County has to offer. The inn is situated on ten acres with the original well house, windmill and barns. Orchard, gardens and long country views are part of the environment at Windmill Farm.  A full breakfast served each morning is included with the room reservation.

Nathan Nichols & Company

8068 Hwy 57 P.O. Box 525 Baileys Harbor , WI 54202

920.839.9779
 

 

Willow Clothing Co

8085 Hwy 57 Baileys Harbor, WI 54202

Cute, Casual clothing at affordable prices. NOW OPEN in Baileys Harbor! A sister store to the original one in Suamico. 

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The Ridges Inn & Suites

8252 Hwy 57    Baileys Harbor,  WI  54202

Type of plants: Thousands of Perenials including: Hosta species, tulips, Asiatic lilies, Day lilies, ornamental grasses, chives, & many many more and Annuals including:  Geranium and Geranium & Ivy hanging baskets and planters, impatiens, and petunias, etc..
Experience: Stroll around the 2 acres of flower gardens and outbuildings including a small stream surrounded by the Ridges Sanctuary.
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Leave No Trace Principles

Brush Up on Your Outdoor Ethics with Destination Door County's Leave No Trace Principles.

Headed to Door County to explore the lake, the shoreline, the woods, or the culture? You'll want to review these timeless tenets of good land stewardship and travel etiquette before venturing out. From being mindful of your personal impact on nature spaces to embracing an overall ethos of "leave it better," the Door County Leave No Trace 7 Principles should always be on your mind when you explore the outdoors.

These principles provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. For an even more in-depth look at the guidelines, check out Destination Door County's Leave No Trace 7 Principles video series.

1. Know Before You Go
Prepare to be amazed, but not surprised.

2. Stick To The Trails
Discover something beautiful.

3. Trash Your Trash
Pack it in, pack it out.

4. Leave It As You Find It
See it all.

5. Be Careful With Fire
Make warm memories.

6. Keep Wildlife Wild
Respect each other-including our wild ones.

7. Share Our Trails, Roads and Natural Resources
Live for each moment.

 

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