Spring is the Season of Blossoms in Door County

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Every spring, Wisconsin’s Door County bursts into bloom with thousands of acres of cherry and apple blossoms, colorful displays of daffodils and tulips, as well as wildflowers that cover forests bustling with life. Following suit, the entire peninsula comes alive with a variety of events, seasonal eats and experiences for everyone.

"Door County USA" daffodils greet visitors at the Door County Welcome Center.

Door County’s 2,500-plus acres of cherry orchards typically begin blooming in mid-May across southern sections of the 70-mile peninsula, with blossoms spreading northward about 10 miles a day.

Every spring, Wisconsin’s Door County bursts into bloom with thousands of acres of cherry and apple blossoms, colorful displays of daffodils and tulips, as well as wildflowers that cover forests bustling with life. Following suit, the entire peninsula comes alive with a variety of events, seasonal eats and experiences for everyone.

The peninsula’s renowned cherry blossoms headline the season. Door County’s 2,500-plus acres of cherry orchards typically begin blooming in mid-May across southern sections of the 70-mile peninsula, with blossoms spreading northward about 10 miles a day. For more than two decades, residents and businesses add their own touch by planting more than 2.3 million daffodil and tulip bulbs in public displays and personal gardens. Mother Nature chips in by spreading a colorful blanket of native trillium, orchids and other wildflowers through open meadows and forests.

Blossoms are not the only attraction, however. Door County is home to 11 historic lighthouses; wine sampling at the eight wineries along the Door County Wine Trail; and spring blossom tours, held Saturdays in April and May aboard the Door County Trolley. The arts also start buzzing in spring, with more than 100 art galleries and studios, award-winning professional theater, and multiple live music venues. Golfers can work out the early season kinks on 11 different courses, while hikers and bikers can explore the county’s five state parks and 19 county parks. A full list of spring events and activities, along with special spring packages for lodging, activities and dining as well as a spring blossom report can be found on the Door County Visitor Bureau website, DoorCounty.com.

Other Spring activities include:

•Door County Half-Marathon on May 5

•Shipyard Tours on May 5 in Sturgeon Bay

•Blessing of the Fleet Festival May 19-20 in Baileys Harbor

•Door County Festival of Nature May 24-27 throughout Door County

•Maifest Celebration May 26-27 in Jacksonport

•Lighthouse Festival from June 8-10 throughout Door County

•Peninsula Century Spring Classic bike ride on June 15

About Door County
Door County is located in the northeast corner of Wisconsin. Surrounded by Lake Michigan, it is one of the top leisure travel destinations in America. Door County features 300 miles of shoreline, 34 named islands, 11 lighthouses and 5 state parks. It is known for its natural beauty, artistic offerings, outdoor recreation and local cuisine and offers scenic seaside experiences in the heart of the Midwest. Travel information and travel planning assistance can be found at DoorCounty.com or by calling 1-800-527-3529.

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Jon Jarosh
920-818-1133
jon(at)doorcounty(dot)com

Andy Larsen
414-271-0101, ext. 119
alarsen(at)boelterlincoln(dot)com

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