The Northern Region is defined by shoreline, cherry farms, and small town living. Historic towns grew in between the major highway and shore on both sides of the peninsula. Before the Sturgeon Bay canal was built in 1881, these towns served travelers crossing Death’s Door destined for the fur trade hub in Green Bay.
Washington Island, Door County’s only year-round island community and the largest of Door County’s thirty-four islands, offering over 35 beautiful square miles and over 100 miles of roads to explore and enjoy. Year-round businesses dot the island served by a daily ferry line.
The region is dotted with tourist attractions and many are available in multiple seasons. Residents and visitors enjoy golf, theatre, charter fishing, holiday events, and festivals.