Door County: A Place Like No Other
Once introduced to Door County, it doesn’t take long to know, almost in one’s bones, that it is a special place. The European settlers who landed in Ephraim sensed it. Those who live here know it. Even the casual weekend visitor quickly realizes it. Whether it’s a trillium-strewn forest floor or the early morning mist rising from Kangaroo Lake, some part of Door County’s beauty seeps into the soul and takes hold.
What is intuitively apparent—that Door County is a place like no other—is, in fact, backed up by science. With more miles of shoreline and more rare plants and animals than any other county in Wisconsin, Door County is an ecologically diverse treasure. Two major factors contribute to this diversity—limestone dolomite bedrock and the cooling effects of Lake Michigan: land and water. The story of how these factors influence Door County began millions of years ago, thousands of miles away.
Two Gifts of Land Donated to Door County Land Trust
Fond du Lac has returned!
From Farm to Forest
Hilltop Conservation Easement
Wetland, Woodland, and Wild land
Protected in Southern Door County
Chambers Island Nature Preserve Grows
with a Key Addition Near Marina
High Quality Forest Protected at Gibraltar-Ephraim Swamp
Hiking during hunting season:
how to stay safe
Reserve your copy of Shoreline at the Edge: Door County’s Lakeside Forests and Wetlands!
Can You Spare 6 Minutes to Protect More Land?
Reading Stories in the Snow
Resources and Links
Door County Library links to local information and resources on a variety of environmental and ecological topics.
An interactive, in-depth analysis of lands for natural resource protection and land use planning.
Search Door County land records and web map.