3 of the Best Ways to Enjoy Door County in the Fall

woman picking apples

Ephraim is one of the most gorgeous places you can visit during the autumn months. As the leaves change color and the temperature cools down, discover the best things to do in Door County in the fall. Before you get outdoors to admire the beautiful colored trees, take a look at our luxury suites for a relaxing fall retreat in Ephraim, WI. 

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Fall in Door County

Celebrate nature when you head out into the great outdoors of Door County. There are so many things to do in the area, and fall is probably one of the best times to experience it all. Get cozy and grab a pumpkin spice latte, because we’ve put together a list of the best activities to put you in the fall spirit.

1. Watch the Leaves Change Colors

Just down the street from Hillside Inn of Door County is Peninsula State Park, one of the largest and most beautiful state parks in Wisconsin! The park is abundant with gorgeous, golden trees and an array of fun activities to do while admiring the view. Look from a viewing tower or bike beautiful trails through the trees leading to the Eagle Harbor, Tennison Bay, and Nicolet Bay shorelines. The best time to see the leaves is in mid-October when the vibrant fall colors are at their peak.

2. Attend a Fall Festival

Pumpkin Patch

The Pumpkin Patch is a free, weekend-long event in October filled with great fun. Listen to live music and enjoy carnival rides in Harbor View Park and Nicolet Bank. Take home arts and crafts from local vendors, take part in a silent auction, and of course, pick out the best pumpkin!

Enjoy the Fall Fest in Sister Bay

Attend the Fall Fest in downtown Sister Bay for fantastic food and drinks this October. Come for pumpkin pie, Bloody Marys, the arts and crafts fair, and the Sister Bay Lions Club Annual Classic Car Show. There are so many things to do, and you can see it all from the top of the Ferris wheel!

3. Go Apple Picking at a Door County Orchard

If warm apple cider and sweet apple pie on a crisp, fall day sound appealing, you should make it a priority to go apple picking! Door County has a great selection of apple orchards to choose from. Plan your stay between mid-September and mid-October for the best apples. 

Visit 100 acres of blossoming apple trees and vineyards when you go to Lautenbach Orchards in Fish Creek. It’s about 10 minutes from the inn, and you can participate in wine and cider tastings and guided tours.

Complete Your Fall Getaway With a Relaxing Stay at Hillside Inn of Door County

After a refreshing day of picking apples, pumpkins, or enjoying the fall foliage, return to Hillside Inn of Door County. Our luxury suites are perfect for a relaxing retreat. 

Make our Marigold suite your home away from home and lounge on the private sundeck overlooking the beautiful garden. This room includes a king bed with exquisite linens, so you can feel rested and recharged before exploring Ephraim. Your relaxing fall getaway awaits! Check our availability and book your stay today!