If you’re visiting Door County this winter, there are a few things you’ll need to be bring: warm clothes (scarves, hats and gloves), and a great attitude. When the leaves finally fall and the wind whips through the air, it can get quite chilly. If you feel like braving the outdoors, here are a few of our favorite activities: Ice skating at the Theresa Highlander Skating Rink located at the Sister Bay Sports Core: The ice rink opens for the season in late December, depending upon the weather. It is the most popular outdoor rink in Door county. Don’t worry about packing your skates – you can rent them at the rink. Warm up at any of the wonderful shops in Door County. If the weather turns cold too quickly and you’re not in the mood to brave the low temps, visit any of the wonderful shops, galleries and restaurants in Sister Bay and surrounding areas. ‘Tis the season for shopping: For those of you who plan ahead, one of the best things you can do in Sister Bay during November is go shopping! Head to the “Capture the Spirit Activities in downtown Sister Bay for ideas at the gift and craft show in the Village Hall and get a head start on those long holiday shopping lists. Of course you’ll want to relax after your busy day in the comfy, cozy surroundings in your beautiful suite here at Birchwood Lodge. Make reservations no at 866-854-7195, or on-line at www.birchwoodlodge.com.