In the last post, I shared how glad we all are when the ice goes out on the bay, a sure sign that spring is arriving. The temperature is slowly heading upward day by day and soon ALL the snow will disappear, leaving grassy areas open, woodland trails drying up for spring hiking season, and the bay and local lakes and creeks ready for adventure seekers. We’re still in the off season until April 30th. Lodging prices are less than half what you would pay in Peak season for our standard room, the Premier Suite. Let that sink in and then start planning a trip up here to Birchwood Lodge in sister Bay (reservations at 866-854-7195, or online at There are amazing outdoor adventures in the state park and surrounding areas. From sunrise to sunset you can enjoy hiking Door Bluff Headlands Park, or, venture down to Whitefish Dunes and Cave Point. BE CAREFUL AND WATCH FOR LINGERING ICE THAT MAY STILL MAKE WALKING NEAR THE CLIFF’S EDGE VERY DANGEROUS. Ever taken fat bike ride?  This fast rising outdoor craze has grown in Door County and you don’t want to miss out! You can rent fat bikes across the street from the Fish Creek entrance to Peninsula State Park. Bring a change of clothes, because in the spring you’re bound to get muddy!  Maybe you’d like to explore the rivers/creeks and /baylake on your own. You can head down to Baileys Harbor (just 9 miles south on Highway 57 from Birchwood) for the The Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament, to be held April 25-28, 2019. There is over $7,000 in prizes to be won and tickets are only $25. For an evening outing, there’s nothing like hanging out down on the beach in Sister Bay around the bonfire pit on a crisp spring evening. Share some great stories or songs with family and friends, sip some cold (or hot) drinks, and make some memories! There are many, many more outdoor pursuits for your enjoyment  in Door County. Just remember to pack layers of clothing for your spring trip up here, the weather can be fickle!