Explore Door County

Exploring by bicycle or on foot starts at Robins Nest Cottages! We are located a few minutes from Peninsula State Park’s main entrance.  Guest adventure option: Walk or hop on your bike and go to Fish Creek Public Beach to swim and sunbathe, then come back to play volleyball and cook your dinner on one of our many charcoal grills.

COVID update:: Beaches and Parks are open, however many festivals, events and venues have been postponed, cancelled or closed. PLEASE verify before going.


Nicolet Beach in Peninsula State Park is 3.6 miles (about 17 minutes by bike) Peninsula Park-View is the closest accommodation to Nicolet Beach (red pin). Click on the map to view in Google Maps.

Fish Creek  The main public beach is a 9 minute walk and only 2 minutes by bike.

Ephraim The main public beach is a 5 minute drive north on Hwy 42.

map to nicolet

Theater, Music and Movies

Northern Sky Theater, Fish Creek ( 5-10 minutes from PPV)
Peninsula Players, South of Fish Creek (10 minutes from PPV)
Peninsula Music Festival around Door County
Birch Creek Music Performance Center, East of Egg Harbor on Hwy E (15 minutes from PPV)
Skyway Outdoor Drive-In Theatre, Fish Creek. Walk there in 10 minutes! from PPV. $5 (5-11) $9 (12+)
Fish Stock Music Concerts in a Barn, 3 minutes drive from PPV, east of Fish Creek. $15 general admission, $20 resvd

Restaurants, Cafes, Coffee

Blue Horse Beach Cafe  PPV guests are special! ask for a coupon at check-in. Best coffee in Door County. Voted #1 lunch destination by locals.
Old Post Office Restaurant & Fish Boils  PPV guests are special! ask for a coupon at check-in
Alexander’s of Door County One of Ron & Carole’s favorite Sunday brunch options 

Galleries & Shopping

2forU Design & Gallery:  Peninsula Park-View guests are special! ask for a coupon at check-in. featuring work by Door County artists:  Photographs, watercolor paintings, fine art reproductions, cards.
Cottage Row Framing & Gallery, Fish Creek
Paintbox Gallery, Ephraim
Guenzel Gallery, Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek


Peninsula State Park
Peninsula Park map .PDF
Peninsula Golf Course

DCVB  Door County PARKS guide
Dog Parks in Northern Door

Kayak Rentals
Nicolet Beach Rentals in Peninsula State Park
9am-6pm   854-9220
paddle out from Nicolet beach
See the Bluffs or Horseshoe Island
Single Recreational Kayaks
1 Hour – $18, 2 Hours – $24
Tandem Recreational Kayaks
1 Hour – $20,  2 Hours – $30

Bay Shore Outfitters: Epraim Kayak Center
Single Recreational Kayaks
1 Hour – $20, 2 Hours – $30
Tandem Recreational Kayaks
1 Hour – $25,  2 Hours – $35

event calendars:
Peninsula Pulse newspaper
Door County Navigator
Advocate newspaper

Festivals & Events 
this list is not updated for COVID related changes
Are we missing your favorite? let us know!

Brown Trout Tournament, April
Half Marathon & Nicolet Bay 5k, mid-May
Blossom Run, Egg Harbor mid-May
Scottie Rally, Baileys Harbor mid-May
Maifest & Run, Jacksonport end-May
Fleet Blessing, Baileys Harbor early June
Lighthouse Festival, early-June
Goat Parade, Sister Bay early-June
Steel Bridge Songfest, mid-June 
Paddlefest, Sister Bay mid- June
Fyr Bal, Ephraim mid-June
Pen.Century Spring Classic bike ride, June
Renaissance Faire  June, July
4th of July Festivals July 3-7
Sister Bay Brick Party ( LEGOS), July 
Door County Plein Air, end-July 
Festival of Fine Arts, Sister Bay mid-Aug 
Blues on the Bay, Ellison Bay end-August  
Marina Fest, Sister Bay early-Sept 
Hey Hey 5K Run, Baileys Harbor end-Sept
Autumn Fest, Baileys Harbor end-Sept 
Inside Outside SaleFish Creek mid-Sept 
Pumpkin Patch, Egg Harbor early-Oct 
Fall Fest, Sister Bay mid-October 
Jack O’Lantern Days, Fish Creek end-Oct 
Fall 50, Gills Rock to Sturgeon Bay end-Oct
Harbor HalloweenBaileys Harbor Oct 31
Capture the Spirit, Sister Bay end-Nov
Holly Days, Egg Harbor end-Nov
Christmas in the Village, Ephraim early Dec
Noble House tree lighting & caroling, early Dec
Harbor Holiday, Baileys Harbor early Dec
New Years Parade, Egg Harbor Jan 1
Winter Fest, Fish Creek early February 

Riding through the park and in need of maintenance? This DIY free bicycle maintenance station is located at the quiet middle entrance to Peninsula State Park. It sponsored by Ron and Carole Vande Walle, located at Peninsula Park-View and is open to everyone!IMG_1294 bike station, small, undistort