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I have recently purchased tickets to come back to Wisconsin just before Christmas. Southwest Airlines seems to have the best deal at 69 dollars per flight from Logan airport in Boston to Midway airport in Chicago, and back again. 4 people round trip with taxes for somewhere near 550 dollars. I will be renting a car with National and selecting from the Emerald Isle. Then the 3-4 hour drive to Mineral Point, WI. This is not Door County.

However, I think its crazy to be the Door County Artist who doesn't expand his or her horizons. Staying in Door County exclusively would limit my wild curiosity. Not that you can't live and stay in Door County forever and be awesome. I just need to excuse the fact that I am not there. Nor, will I be traveling to Door County during this trip back to the cheese State.

Hey, there is a pretty good art scene in Mineral Point. You can hardly listen to Wisconsin Public Radio without hearing a "commer
cial" about Mineral Point. I will be heade…

Door County, Wisconsin

They say 2 million folks visit Door County, Wisconsin every year.  The big draw to the area can easily be attributed to art, food, scenery, music, theater, and more. The fact is there are millions of people within a 5-6 hour drive. That makes Door County a great get away location for many seeking to escape for a short while.

I am a easy going guy with a easy going family, so for our lodging I am very happy camping at one of the local State parks.  With a State Park pass it cost 20 bucks a night to camp in a non- electric site.

Here are the links for the four State parks starting at Sturgeon Bay and making your way north to Washington Island.

Potawatomi: near Sturgeon Bay

Peninsula: near Fish Creek

Newport: near Ellison Bay and Gills Rock

Rock Island: near Washington Island

I can highly recommend Peninsula State Park. I have camped here at least 20 nights and they have everything you could ask for from nice hot showers to scenery. There are high quality theater productions at the Northern Sky Theater located close to Nicolett Bay campground. You will have to wait until the 2017 season to see a show.

If you need to get a cup of coffee in the morning, and you didnt come with all your camping supplies and food, I can recommend a few spots a bike, car, or kayak ride away.
#1 Julie's Park Cafe
#2 Blue Horse Cafe
#3 Craic Coffee

There are a lot of other places around for a morning bite to eat, but these are the places we chose in 2016. They have somewhat different price points and offerings. Craic Coffee has a mean Door County cherry granola. If you have starved yourself on food from your cooler for a few days and didn't bring eggs, Julie's Park Cafe will save you from your hunger pains ad will feed a young family for 4 for 40 bucks. Blue Horse Cafe will kick mornings butt with their Chuck Noris espresso.


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