Weekday Getaways to Door County, Wisconsin

Door County Adventure Rafting
Photo Courtesy of Door County Adventure Rafting

Many times people look at a getaway as a weekend trip with maybe adding in a Friday or a Monday to the mix. However, a mid-week getaway to Door County is an amazing opportunity for those who would like to enjoy the Peninsula. People often think the only things to do in Door County are happening on the weekend but we’re here to break that myth.  Here are just a few things that you can find mid-week, weekend or any day of the week in Door County during the summer.

Tours during the week in Door County go strong and with less people, offer you the best chance to enjoy the tour without a long wait line. Some of our favorite tours include: Door County Adventure Rafting. This is a wet and wild tour so be prepared. Nothing beats seeing Door County than seeing it from the water. Door County Adventure Rafting offers many different tours so be sure to visit their website to see what you might enjoy. As a guest of the Ephraim Guest House, we’ve been able to secure a deal with Door County Adventure Rafting but only for our guests so make sure when you book your stay with us, and you’re interested in this tour, check with our manager and he’ll hook you up.

Studio Demonstrations at Ellison Bay Pottery on Tuesday’s from 10am-12pm throughout the summer. Visit and watch live pottery demonstrations by the owners. This is such a great opportunity to see an artist in action. For more information you can visit their website here.

Another fun studio to visit is Scrimschanders in Door County. Each Wednesday Scrimschander’s offers Scrimshaw Demonstrations from 2pm-4pm. This art form is very delicate and intricate and dates back over 200 years.

There are lighthouse tours, historic walking tours, tram tours or a Moravian Heritage Tram Tour right here in Ephraim and the list goes on and on.

Yes, music is a big part of Door County and the weekday is no exception. We have our Music in the Park every Monday night in Ephraim with local musicians. The White Gull Inn in Fish Creek offers music every Tuesday evening as do many other restaurants. Wednesday evenings we suggest The Cookery in Fish Creek. The shows are booming throughout the week so be sure to take in a play or musical from Northern Sky Theater, Peninsula Players, or Door Shakespeare Theater.

Farmer’s Markets
In Door County on any given day during the week and weekend there is sure to be a Farmer’s Market. Door County has a wonderful abundance of traditional Farmer’s Markets throughout the villages and we boast a number of markets/orchards that sell fresh produce along with their very own canned goods, wines, bakery treats, gifts, and more. Taste testing is a must and one of the most delish parts of your Door County vacation.

Shopping and Dining
Shopping and Dining in Door County is always in season and open every day of the week. Whatever your taste, you can find it in Door County. In Ephraim alone we have some wonderful restaurants and shops just beckoning you in. Ephraim’s location offers a short drive in either direction for more shops and dining opportunities than one could ever take in.

Come enjoy a week day getaway in Door County.