Spring has arrived in Door County ! The birds are back chirping with a vengeance and daylight lasts longer than 4:00 pm! The proprietors of Door County Inns and Resorts want you to know that the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend is packed with activities – so much so that it may be hard to fit in everything. Let’s begin with a wee breakdown of the fun you can expect.
If you’re looking for quality outside activity head to The Ridges in Baileys Harbor. They have 90 minute guided walks at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm. It’s a great way to start your day or to unwind in the afternoon. As you’re in Baileys Harbor why not head to Door County Brewing for their Opening Party! There will be beer, food, and music. Plus banter! What more could you want?
Ephraim will be play host to two gallery receptions on Saturday. Stop by Fine Line Designs on Saturday between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm for work by Lois Eakin, Larry Rudolech, Ann Singsaas and Mary Melinda Wellsandt. If you don’t find the art to your liking head outside and check out their fantastic sculpture garden. It’s a great place to unwind a bit and enjoy nature.
Since you’re already in Ephraim head downtown to The Hardy Gallery. Their opening reception is for the 52nd season of juried art from 5:30 to 7:00. If you haven’t loaded up on snacks from either gallery you can head to one of the local restaurants for post-art fuel.
For the indie/foreign film buffs, the Door County Short Film Festival will be screening this year’s winner Saturday night. Shimmy Marcus’ short “Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion” and his feature “Soulboy” will be shown at the Sister Bay Village Hall at 7:00 pm. If you’re into film you may recognize Shimmy Marcus, a Dublin native, from his Edinburgh Film Festival debut a few years ago.
With all the activities on Saturday you might not feel like doing much Sunday. If you’re staying at one of our Inns or Resorts you have access to your very own kitchen. As someone who travels often I love having the choice of making my own food, especially with local produce! Baileys Harbor has an indoor farmers market from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the town hall. You’re sure to find something special with which you can concoct a culinary masterpiece!
After that you head back to your room and relax. Swim in the pool or take a long soak in the whirlpool. You might be tired from yesterday and this is your vacation.
Before you hit the road for your Memorial Day break, make arrangements to stay at one of the outstanding member properties of Door County Inns and Resorts. Our members include Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort, High Point Inn, Newport Resort, Pheasant Park Resort and Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort. Contact us today!