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A Trip to Door County – Day 2

Day 2

We woke up to a cool morning with an expectation of rain later in the day. After eating breakfast, we took a drive to Ellison Bluff County Park in Ellison Bay. The drive was picturesque. Absolutely beautiful! The leaves on the trees are still turning colors.

Road to Ellison Bluff County Park

Road to Ellison Bluff County Park

Road to Ellison Bluff County Park

Once inside, the road got narrower and the leaves turned more yellow.

Inside the Ellison Bluff County Park

The park has a wooded bluff that overlooks the Green Bay. Steps lead you to a lookout.

Ellison Bluff County Park

The overlook sits high up on the bluff and looks out at the Green Bay.

Green Bay

Looking down, you can see algae growing in the water.

A very nice drive and lookout.

From here, we drove and stopped at a small coffeehouse called the Brew. They had one of the best hot chocolates I’ve ever had — made from ghirardelli chocolate. The coffeehouse had ample seating and wi-fi but we took ours “to go.”

The Brew Coffeehouse

From here we went to an Asian craft store called Linden’s of Ellison Bay. There were many things from China in this store. Most of the items were very pricey and it was hard for me to gauge whether they truly were worth what the asking price was.

I did notice one large chest of drawers which was very beautiful. The outside had recently been re-finished but when you opened a drawer it felt like it was falling apart. When working with antiques, I’ve learned that you’re not supposed to re-finish the item but leave it as it is in order for it to keep it’s antique status.

Linden's of Ellison Bay

Pretty Front Door

Asian Backyard

Oh — there was a cemetery in the back yard also.

Cemetery

There are lots of shops with crafts and art. A lot of the crafts are from local artists.

Top 'O the Thumb

At the northernmost tip of Door County one can take a ferry that goes over to Washington Island.  The island is located 6 miles off the tip of the peninsula. The ferry accommodates both cars and walk-on passengers.

Ferry Dock

We walked through an area (forested) that was not well-kept up although it had at least one trail. Unfortunately, we did not feel comfortable walking the trail as it was right next to the edge of a bluff and the hikers who were returning cautioned us to be very careful. Since we did not have hiking boots we decided to skip this hike.

Our day ended with dinner at Gibraltar Restaurant in Fish Creek. The food and restaurant was excellent. When we arrived, it was a tad bit chilly but the waiter turned the heat on when I mentioned it. We would definitely go back to this place.

 

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