10 Reasons to Fall for Door County – Ephraim Style

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1) The weatheFall Funr is perfect for outdoor activities

Hiking, Biking, Adventure Tours, Fall Kayaking or Golfing it’s here and waiting for you. The weather is still beautiful in Door County and allows people to enjoy many outdoor activities. Ephraim Guest House Condominiums is so close to all of these activities that we’re right in the center of it all.

2) Caramel Apples at the Farmer’s Markets

Though cherries and Door County go hand in hand, Door County boasts plenty of apple orchards and picking your apples is a long time staple for visitors to our county. Not only is picking your own apples a fun and delicious fall choice but a favorite is heading to the farmer’s markets and getting one of those apples dipped in caramel to sink your teeth into.

3) The Door County Shops are full of sales

Sales throughout all of Door County are in full swing so it’s a great time to start shopping for the holidays or reward yourself with a few indulgences.  Fish Creek hosts its inside/outside sales the last weekend of September.

4) Less Traffic allows for amazing Biking and Hiking Conditions

If you enjoy biking and hiking, then you’ll love the fall in Door County. The peninsula offers miles of roads and trails and with less traffic, you’ll get a chance to really see the scenery. Being only 1 mile from the entrance to Peninsula State Park, bike from the Ephraim Guest House, enjoy the trails, and then hike up the tower to take in the scenery from the top of the world.

5) Fall Golfing in Door County

Door County has over ten golf courses on its Peninsula and we are very close to the Peninsula State Park Golf Course with amazing views of Eagle Harbor in Ephraim. The courses are open typically through the end of October, depending on weather of course. After your golf game, enjoy a delicious dinner and a few drinks right at most of the courses.three-bedroom-living

6) Fireplaces and a Good Book to Curl up to on a Door County Evening

With our Autumn rates in full swing, it’s easy to afford a Door County vacation. With cool evenings and fireplaces in many of our suites, grab that book you’ve been waiting to read all summer, grab a warm drink and sink into one of the easy chairs or couches in front of the fireplaces. Be swept away into your novel and enjoy your “me” time.

7) Picking Apples and taking Winery Tours

It’s orchard time in Door County. The harvest of apples is starting and picking apples has become a long-tradition of many guests. Fresh fruit from the harvest is always the best and with the holidays ahead it’s great to preserve those apples to remind you of your Door County vacation. The wineries are open and fall tours are magical. With many new releases of their fall harvest wines you can pick out your favorites to take back with you for an evening dinner with friends or family.

8) Door County Fall Festivals

Every weekend in Door County offers some type of festival or event. From small to large you’ll find it all. Food vendors, games, shopping, and surprises around every corner.

9) Theatre

It’s amazing that on such a small peninsula we have some of the greatest theatre around. This fall be sure to see the likes of, “Always – Patsy Cline” by the Peninsula Players Theatre or take in the “Bachelors” brought to you by the American Folklore Theatre. Both shows will be running throughout the fall and are available week nights and weekends.

DSC_012610) Door County Dining is Delectable and in Full Swing

The restaurants and cafe’s are still open in Door County during the fall and offer everything ones palate could desire. From simple fare of hamburgers or brats to the fine dining of steaks and seafood to Mexican, Italian, or anything in between, you can find it in Door County. From casual to upscale it’s all here and available.

So if a get-away is in your near future and your looking to head to Door County, Wisconsin, we’d love to help you plan your stay. With so many options, you’ll find something that makes your heart sing. And although we didn’t mention it, the sunsets in Door County are still as beautiful in fall as they are in the summer and with the colors of the trees from Peninsula State Park shimmering on the water in Eagle Harbor the view will blow you away.