Sister Bay may occasionally be showcasing late-season snow flurries, but that doesn’t mean you can’t experience the colorful-delights of spring in Door County during April and May. The annual Door County Festival of Blossoms is (approximately 5 weeks) is a celebration of the blossoming beauty of Door County’s gorgeous, scenic Lake Michigan and Green Bay shoreline. One of the highlights of the festival is the abundance of cherry blossoms. The cherry orchards are expected to begin blooming during the second and third weeks of May, spreading from the southern section of the county, north to Ellison Bay/Gills Rock. Fortunately, Birchwood Lodge in Sister Bay is in an area where cherry orchards and fields of wildflowers are within walking, biking or short driving distance. Residents and businesses get in on the celebration with home and workplace displays of daffodils and tulips. You’ll also want to take a shopping trip to see all the brightly colored clothing for spring and summer, as well as new gift and decor items. Shop owners have culled the latest clothing styles (floral patterns are in) and most popular decorating trends and ideas from shows all around the country. Plan a girls getaway, a family frolic, a couples retreat, but come on up for a breath of spring. You can reserve your suite at Birchwood Lodge online at, or by phone at 866-854-7195.