BY ANGELA GARY
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first part in a series on travel to Door County, Wisconsin. Next week, join us as we discover the flavors of Door County, from cherries to cheese to coffee)
Take a winter boat ride through a frozen lake or a sleigh ride through a winter wonderland. What about ice fishing, snow mobile rides, cross country skiing and heading out on snow shoes for a hike. These are among the outdoor adventures awaiting visitors to Door County, Wisconsin, during the winter.
While Door County is a wonderful travel destination year-round, there is something magical about the winter-time. For Southerners who don’t get much or even any snow at all, it’s a great destination to head to in the winter.
A highlight of my visit to Door County was crossing “Death’s Door Passage” on the Washington Island Ferry Line ice breaker. “Death’s Door” is the water passage between the Door County peninsula and the islands to the north. This passage connects Green Bay to Lake Michigan. In the days when the Native Americans were crossing this passage, it was dangerous because the canoes used were small. This is when the passage was named “Death’s Door Passage.”
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