16 Top Attractions in Door County
Accessible by a 40-minute ferry ride from Northport Pier and Gills Rock, the 35-square-mile Washington Island offers beaches, museums and farms. The trip covers the once-treacherous waters that mariners dubbed "Death's Door" (but you’re likely to make a safe crossing).
Among the attractions on the island: Stavkirke (left), a timber-frame Lutheran chapel modeled after the medieval churches in Norway built in the 15th century; and the Farm Museum, which showcases life on an 1880s Washington Island farm. (920) 847-2179; washingtonislandchamber.com