16 Top Attractions in Door County
Land of lighthouses
Lighthouses guided 19th-century sailors through the treacherous waters along Door County's shoreline. At least a dozen businesses now offer tours of these beacons by trolley, boat or kayak. An annual Lighthouse Walk encourages visitors to explore six Door County sites. (920) 743-5958; dcmm.org
Among the most popular to visit on your own: Cana Island Lighthouse (left) sits on its own tiny island; park at the end of a forested road and trek across a rocky Lake Michigan causeway to the lighthouse (weather permitting). Step inside the Keeper's House, peek in the Oil House (from the days before electricity fueled the light), and climb the stairs to a spectacular view from the top of the 89-foot tower.