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Cana Island Lighthouse

Cana Island Light house was built in 1869, You can walk or ride a haywagon to the the island and visit the home of the lighthouse keeper and his family. This time the tower was open and we...

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Europe Bay Beach

The sand beach at Europe Bay Beach stretches over a mile on Lake Michigan. Located in the northern peninsula, it is less busy and a great place for a stroll on the beach, swimming, or kayaking. The...

Light Houses of Door County

Door County is home to 11 lighthouses, many of which were built in the 1800s. Tours provide a glimpse into the past, the maritime and navigational history. Here are two we have visited: The first two...

Slipper Orchids in Bloom!

Most of the native orchids in Wisconsin can be found in Door County. These yellow lady slippers, Cypripedium parviflorum, are blooming in the open woods around the refuge. We were surprised to find...

Three Spring Nature Preserve

These photos were taken at the Three Spring Nature Preserve, which is just 2 miles down the road from The Refuge.  The preserve is over 500 acres and features; For more information visit...