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.
Snowy Owl Spends the Weekend on Chambers Island
Nature preserves open…Offices closed
Recent Purchase Protects Portion of Hidden Springs Creek that flows into Ephraim’s Eagle Harbor
Big and Little Susie Islands Donated into Permanent Conservation
High-Quality Forests Protected for Wildlife and Migratory Bird Habitat on Chambers Island
Hiking during hunting season:
how to stay safe
Celebrate the Protection of Pebble Beach at Little Sister Bay
Join the Work Crew;
Oak Road Nature Preserve
Surge of Support to Protect Pebble Beach
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.