Here Are the Door County State Parks That You Need to Explore

Experience the wild side of Wisconsin and visit Door County State Parks. Hike through forests of green, alongside unique wildlife and gorgeous scenery. There are many options to choose from when it comes to state parks in or near Ephraim so that you can explore new local parks each day of your trip!

Door County State Parks You Need to Visit

Peninsula State Park

Just minutes down the street from Hillside Inn of Door County is Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek. It’s the third-largest state park in Wisconsin. This magnificent park offers the best fall foliage in the country, gorgeous hiking trails, and biking trails, as well as sandy beaches. It’s the perfect place to bring your pet for a lovely stroll, or you can test your swing at the Peninsula State Park Golf Course

Then, when nighttime rolls around, stay for a show under one of the best night skies you’ll ever see! The park is home to Northern Sky Theater. There aren’t many state parks that combine theater performances with the outdoors, so make use of the unique opportunity!

Rock Island State Park

For another truly unique outdoor recreation experience, visit the only Wisconsin state park that’s on an island, Rock Island State Park. You can find walking trails, white, sandy beaches, and a lighthouse after taking a ferry across Jackson Harbor. A day at Rock Island State Park is a must if you plan to explore the Washington Island area of Door County.

Newport State Park

Discover Wisconsin’s wildlife when you head over to the state’s only wilderness-designated park, Newport State Park in Door County, just near Ellison Bay. Admire 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, or hike through the trails that cover 30 miles of the park! 

Newport is also handicapped accessible and can accommodate those with vision loss.

People travel to Newport State Park for its ideal night sky. The park earned its International Dark Sky status in 2017. That means it’s one of the best places to go stargazing! Just make sure to familiarize yourself with the park before heading out after sunset.

More Fantastic State Park Attractions

Relax at the Best Door County B&B

south cottage living room with chairs, blue rug, televisionUnwind after a day of adventures, and recharge in our charming accommodations at Hillside Inn of Door County. You can choose from any of our five luxury suites or our two cottages. We also offer Tesla Chargers for an eco-friendly way to fuel up during your time with us. That way, we can keep our environment and all of our Door County parks in mint condition!

Your outdoor adventures await in Ephraim! So, what are you waiting for? Check our availability and book a refreshing stay today.