Separating Green Bay from Lake Michigan, the Door Peninsula is popular for its 300 miles of picturesque shoreline and is known for its cherry and apple orchards.
While the peninsula is home to 11 lighthouses, the strait connecting it and nearby Washington Island to the rest of Lake Michigan is known as ‘Death’s Door’ due to the high number of ships that have sunk in its dangerous waters.
The peninsula’s five state parks, called the ‘five jewels in the crown’, provide excellent opportunities for walking, cycling, swimming and fishing in beautiful surroundings.
Suggested itinerary featuring Door Peninsula
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Door Peninsula, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Door Peninsula
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Places near Door Peninsula
- Green Bay 43 miles away
- Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore 87 miles away
- Wisconsin 109 miles away
- Marquette 113 miles away
- Michigan 132 miles away
- Milwaukee 134 miles away
- Mackinac Island 149 miles away
- Chicago 211 miles away
- Isle Royale National Park 226 miles away
- Detroit 278 miles away
- Minneapolis and St Paul 285 miles away