Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where all the birdies is? Did you ever use that expression as the long days of gloomy winter weather stretched into April? For Door County folks, you can hear that saying uttered frequently. But, alas…spring is here– finally! It seemed a long time coming but the birds are singing, the grass is growing, daffodils are blooming and soon other signs of nature in spring will be obvious! Speaking of nature, nature escapes abound near Sister Bay, all within easy access from comfortable accommodations at Birchwood Lodge, and we say “park it”!. We mean that this is your destination spot to get away, to be immersed in nature in any and all of the parks here. You can find yourself taking a leisurely stroll downtown that allows you to explore the waterfront park and marina, jewels along the shore in Sister Bay. Hiking enthusiasts will enjoy exploring two nearby state parks, Peninsula State Park or Newport State Park, both with scenic views and easy to moderate hiking trails to choose from. Fishing, kayaking or mountain biking are also favorite outdoor activities starting up right here in the village. Newport State Park is a must see location on a clear night. It has been named one of America’s “Dark Sky ” parks,  a rare designation that few places have been awarded for fantastic stargazing. Bring a lawn chair, a flashlight and a blanket or two and get ready to see the most spectacular open air sky show you have ever witnessed. At the closure of your daytime or nighttime activities, park yourself in the warm and inviting lobby area in Birchwood Lodge. Review the outdoor photo journal or sketches you created on your journeys. For you getaway accommodations, contact Birchwood Lodge at 866-854-7195, or reserve your suite online at www.birchwoodlodge.com. We’ll point you in the right directions to see the splendors of spring away from home.