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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, gandparents, parents … Read More

Butterflies and Blooms

Almost 100 species of butterflies can be found in Door county. A couple of species were flying around The Refuge last week; the Red Admiral and the Northern Crescent. Red Admirals are highly adaptable and can be found in a … Read More

Spring Wild Flowers

Throughout May and June wildflowers may be found along many park trails.  On our last trip we found forget me nots, trillium and wild strawberry.  Yellow slipper orchids are abundant at The Refuge. And make sure to check out the … Read More

Door County Cherries

Door County is home to over 2000 acres of cherry trees!  The trees start to bloom in mid-May in southern Door county and work their way north over a week or two. Cherries are ready for picking in mid-July to … Read More

Night Sky

The Refuge is 4 miles as the crow flies from Newport State Park, which is an International Dark Sky Park, one of just 48 parks in the world to earn the distinction. The park is one of the darkest spots in the … Read More

Winter Sunrise at The Refuge

Winter is a wonderful time in Door County. You can slow down, relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Door County. The time lapse video of a winter sunrise and photos were taken at our waterfront by one of our … Read More