100 Best Midwest Small-Town Getaways
Ephraim/Fish Creek, Wisconsin
New England is known for its quaint landscapes, but the Midwest has its own coastal charm around the Great Lakes. Our top towns in Door County are the best examples of it: Ephraim (population: 349) and Fish Creek (population: 200) bookend Peninsula State Park.
Rent bikes and ride down the coastline, check out the two towns' dozen of art galleries, or go shopping at high-end boutiques. The towns' signature meal is a fish boil, an outdoor show with flames billowing around a cauldron of whitefish, potatoes and onions. Top if off with pie made with cherries from the orchards that flourish in the peninsula's interior.