Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort

Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort     8151 Ridges Road Baileys Harbor, Door County WI    Reservations: 800-927-2492

Author: Alan Shivak

Wood Orchard Market

One of the perks about visiting Door County is stopping by the numerous farm market stores that are rich in regional produce, food good and art. Wood Orchard in Egg Harbor is daily stop from the day we arrive and the day we leave and I believe they have the best fresh picked sweet corn in Door County.

Wood Market Sign

Wood Market Sign

Established in 1955, Wood Orchard Market has been family owned for three generations. Depending on what season you visit Door County will determine what fruits and vegetables will be available. Spring offers a selection Rhubarb, Asparagus and Morel mushrooms; summer is berries, cherries, peaches and sweet corn season; and fall is pumpkins and gourds. Their onsite bakery produces pies, strudels and breads as well as well as a selection of homemade fudge during the three seasons and you can order their canned jellies, jams and dip mixes all year long.

We make a stop at Wood’s each afternoon during our vacation to pick out some sweet corn and then spend another 20 minutes “browsing” their fresh fruit and dips, crackers and mustards, salsa and chips, and fresh baked goods. They have a small selection of cheeses, frozen meats, coffee and wine (most produced locally in Door County) that meets the needs of a weeklong vacation. There are also free frozen apple popsicles for the kids in the freezer section.

Wood Orchard Market Salsa

Wood Orchard Market Salsa

After buying some cherries juice, cherry jam, cherry salsa and corn my son and I head out to the peddle carts to give the misses some time to browse the yart. That is Yard Art, we have several of these metal creations, and our collection includes sunflowers, birds and yard animals.

The peddle carts are fun distraction for kids of all ages. There is a small crushed stone track around the big Wood Orchard sign and three or four carts available first come first serve bases. Even if you are not peddling it’s a nice area to sit on a bench, soak up some sun and snack on something for the market.

Wood Orchard Market
8112 State Highway 42
Egg Harbor, WI
Hours: May – October: 9am to 5pm CST
November: Friday – Monday: 10am to 4pm

Peninsula State Park: Sunset Bike Ride

There are a great number of activities at Peninsula State Park and I think the Sunset Bike route is a good choice for novice and intermediate riders. The Sunset route is 9.6 mile ride and plenty of  places to stop and snack. I would allow 3-4 hours to do the loop and have lunch at Nicolet beach.

Peninsula State Park, Nicolet Beach

Peninsula State Park, Nicolet Beach

We generally start about 9:00am from Baileys Harbor and hit Nor Door rental in Sister Creek about 9:15 am. Bike rentals start at $6 per hour and full day rentals starting at $25. We get our bicycle and helmet fit by size, provide a credit card for deposit and we are out the door. From Nor Door we quickly cross Route 42 and we are in “Julies Park Café & Motel” parking lot and then through the gates of Peninsula State park. There is no cost or pass needed to enter the park since we are biking in.

You can rent bikes and kayaks at Nicolet Beach Concessions but you will need a Wisconsin State Park parking pass (daily or annual). The Sunset route is a mix of crushed stone, dirt and pavement. The loop goes near Green Bay lake shore and through cedar and maple forests, past camp grounds and Nicolet Beach. The beach is a little more than half way. It’s a great place to break for an early lunch. There are plenty of picnic tables, bathrooms and view of the lake and Horseshoe Island. The second half of the trail has some exciting downhill areas and you ride past the Peninsula Players theater.

Peninsula State Park, Sunset Bike Trail

Peninsula State Park, Sunset Bike Trail

Afterwards we return the bikes to Nor Door and head to Sister Bay to do a little shopping and then hit Wood Market for some fresh corn on the cob and head back to Baileys Harbor to get cleaned up and plan out our afternoon. Perhaps a hike through Tofts park, swimming in the pool or off to do a little shopping before dinner.

Casual and Fine Dining in Door County

There are an incredible range of choices for both casual and fine dining in Door County.  Local restaurants serve up memorable cuisine, created by renowned chefs, with farm fresh ingredients. Some of the regional dishes served here have been favorites for many decades. Shop the local farmer’s markets for your own ingredients or make reservations for a night out on the town. If you are looking for family-friendly, rest assured you will not sacrifice taste. Door County has something for everyone.

Below, we highlight a few local restaurants, both casual and fine dining. Be sure to visit the Front Desk for personal recommendations during your stay!

Cornerstone Pub
Door County’s longest continual pan-fried Fish Fry
8123 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor

8041 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor
(920) 839-2000

Casey’s BBQ & Smokehouse
Open Tues-Sun
7855 Hwy 42, Egg Harbor
(920) 868-3038

The Cookery
4135 Hwy 42, Fish Creek
(920) 868-3634

Coyote Roadhouse
Bar has extensive Beer List
3026 Country E, Baileys Harbor
(920) 839-9192

Door County Ice Cream Factory & Sandwich Shoppe
Open May-Oct
11051 Hwy 42, Sisters Bay
(920) 854-9693

Harbor Fish Market & Grille
8080 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor
(920) 839-9999

Heirloom Cafe and Provisions

2434 County F, Baileys Harbor

Open May-Dec
10627 North Bay Shore Drive, Sister Bay
(920) 854-8111

PC Junction
Family-friendly Train-theme restaurant
7898 County Road A, Baileys Harbor
(920) 839-2048

Pelletier’s Restaurant & Fish Boil
Open May-Dec
4199 Main Street at Founders Square, Fish Creek
(920) 868-3313

The Shoreline Restaurant
12747 HWY 42, Gills Rock
(920) 854-2950

Culinary enthusiasts may also enjoy the brewery and vineyard tours and tastings, culinary classes, and artisan foods and confectionery stores that are scattered throughout the county.

Kitchens or kitchenettes are included in many of the rooms and suites at Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort. We also provide a number of outdoor grills and picnic areas to our guests. Please call us at (800) 927-2492 or submit your questions on our Reservations page.

The Skyway Drive-In Theatre

What is Summer without a trip to the drive-in?  Revisit your childhood memories and make some new ones. Introduce the kids to entertainment before the DVD! Since 1950, The Skyway Drive-In Theatre has been showing feature films under the stars.  The drive-in is located on Hwy 42, just outside of Peninsula State Park between Fish Creek and Ephraim. They are generally open on weekends in May, September, and October, and nightly from June through Labor Day.  Check the Schedule.

The Skyway is a terrific outing for all ages. There is one screen and you may choose radio sound or traditional window speakers. Pets are allowed, but must remain on a leash. Please, be considerate of other viewers. Visit the concession area for all the traditional snacks. Lay out a blanket and enjoy the summer evening. You are free to bring in snacks, but grilling is not allowed. Finally, let the kids work off their sugar rush at the playground and get settled in for the show!