A peninsula of land extending 70 miles out into Lake Michigan off the northeast coast of Wisconsin may not be the first thing that comes to mind as a winter getaway, but we can assure you that Door County is a great place to visit any time in winter. With 28,000 year-round residents, there’s still plenty happening without the crowds and more heavily traveled streets of the summer and fall, and you’re sure to receive excellent service in restaurants and bars, shops and galleries. Birchwood Lodge is the perfect base for your Door County winter exploration.Those looking for outdoor adventure will want to bundle up and set out for the parks and woodland areas. Usually a group of white swans can be spotted on Lake Michigan along the shore of Newport  State Park. The Ridges Sanctuary  and The Clearing offer guided  walks throughout the winter—even night-time candlelight hikes. When it comes to visiting Sister Bay in Door County, you haven’t really visited here if you haven’t experienced the winter season. When we’re covered with snow, winter is not a sign of quiet dullness but rather an indication of fun-filled outdoor activities. Sister Bay celebrates the end of the year with Capture the Spirit on Thanksgiving weekend, with the lighting of the holiday tree, caroling, treats, a craft sale, and sales in many of the stores. What better place to “shop small” than in the charming shops and galleries in town and in nearby villages on Saturday, November 24th this year. To celebrate the beginning of the New Year, stay with us and be close to all the events and happenings on December 31st. Once again this year, there will be the second annual “Cherry Drop” downtown to mark the beginning of 2019. Come on up for all the winter fun, then get all warm and cozy in any of our beautiful suites here at Birchwood Lodge.  Make your reservations on-line at www.birchwoodlodge.com, or, call us toll-free at 866-854-7195. We assure you, the roads will be clear, the weather may be brisk, but the welcome will be warm and inviting.