Let’s Go Fishing

Good news for charter fisherman. Gary Nault, president of the Sturgeon Bay Sport Fishing Association, says that area guides and captains are now back in business…. While fisherman were always allowed to fish during the COVID-19 pandemic, the official word had been no guided trips. And just because things are opening up now, it doesn’t mean that it’s back to normal as Nault explains…. In … Continue reading

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SBBT Cancels 2020 Tourney

The Sturgeon Bay Bass Tournament has canceled what would have been their fifth annual event that was scheduled for May 8-9. In a release sent to anglers, tournament director Gary Nault said that they determined that the health and safety of their staff, tournament anglers, and the general public, that in was best to cancel their 2020 event. Sturgeon Bay has had a Bass Tournament … Continue reading

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Destination Door County: Postpone, Don’t Cancel

Destination Door County has been hearing many questions from the local tourism community concerning the current pandemic and our upcoming tourist season. When will it start? Will there be one? And what messages are going out about this season? For the first time ever, they are having to ask visitors to temporarily postpone their trips to our county. The truth is they don’t yet know … Continue reading

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Fire & Ice Festival Saturday in Sturgeon Bay

The 15th annual Fire & Ice Festival will be held in Sturgeon Bay Saturday, with activities throughout the downtown Sturgeon Bay area beginning at 9AM. Carly Sarkis from Destination Sturgeon Bay says there will be a lot to see.. People are encouraged to walk throughout the city to see all of the snow & ice carvings, but Sarkis says there is also a heated option… … Continue reading

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Potawatomi Tower to Be Taken Down

The Department of Natural Resources says that the Potawatomi State Park observation tower, which has been closed since the spring of 2018, will be taken down. The DNR cites three studies indicating significant wood rot and decay necessitating the need to take the tower down. The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society commissioned an assessment determining that the tower could be repaired. Three options were reviewed last … Continue reading

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Partial Trails Opening

The North section of the Door County Snowmobile Trails is open with the exception of corridor 1 North of East Meadow Road at intersection B6. Currently- the Central, Southeast and Southwest sections of the Door County Trails system remain closed.

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Partial Opening of Snowmobile Trails

The Southeast section of the Door County snowmobile trail system opened at 10AM this morning (1/20). The Southeast section is from Gordon Road South over the Bayview Bridge and includes Potawatomi State Park and the Ahnapee State Trail to the South Door County line at County Road X. The West edge of this section is defined by County Road M and the South half of … Continue reading

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New Name & Logo for Door County Visitor Bureau

Door County’s long time destination management organization, the Door County Visitor Bureau, is undergoing some changes, first off the name. To reflect the evolving nature of tourism the bureau has changed its name to: Destination Door County. The organization is also adopting a new logo. Both will be incorporated into the operation starting this month. The organization has had many name changes since it began … Continue reading

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2019 Another Big Year for Tourism in Door County

2019 showed growth in the economy of Door County, fueled by the tourism industry. Room tax collections were up over last year and county wide sales tax collections were also up, according to Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications and PR for the Door County Visitor Bureau… Final figures are not in, but Jarosh said with 2 months still to report the final figures will be … Continue reading

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SBOBT Announces Changes

The more things change, the more they stay the same. That’s the hope for the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament as organizers have brought the North American Bass Challenge on board for the 2020 tournament. SBOBT president Wendy Heim on what that means…. Heim says that she expects that the payout and the rules are going to stay identical for future tournaments. But the NABC … Continue reading

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