Last week the whole family headed up to Door County, Wisconsin for a five-day vacation in a beautiful modern farmhouse. We stayed in Baileys Harbor but the first place we visited was scenic Fish Creek.
I snapped some photos while walking around because this bayside town is so quaint and charming. A charming white church with limelight hydrangeas was one of the first points of interest I fell in love with.
Fish Creek is located on the bay side of the Door County peninsula, about an hour or so northeast of Green Bay. All of Door County is a vacationer’s delight. Fish Creek is probably the most bustling of the towns located here.
Along the main drag you’ll see pretty cottages and houses that have been turned into stores. Lots of flowers and nice landscaping makes Fish Creek pretty and inviting.
A two-story porch adds loads of charm to this downtown inn. One of the benefits of staying in Fish Creek is that you can walk to pretty much anything – parks, stores, coffee shops, the waterfront, and oodles of restaurants.
Here’s yet another inn located on the main drag. This is White Gull Inn where they host popular fish boils. We didn’t make it to any of the fish boils since most of my family doesn’t like fish and there were so many other things competing for our time.
I did capture a photo of vacationers enjoying the fish boil behind the inn. I don’t feel like I missed anything since we enjoyed a low country fish boil at our recent farm dinner.
To me, this image is iconic of summers in the U.S. As a kid, I always enjoyed a cold bottle of Orange Crush. The sign is perfectly placed above a flower container garden, with the American flag flying proudly above it. I wish all towns would consider their aesthetic appeal and make every corner and commercial building interesting like this one.
Even the apothecary shop is quaint and charming!
Gallery of Gold, which sells handcrafted jewelry, is housed in this charming white clapboard building with an amazing window and cupola. I didn’t go in many of the shops because that’s not what I do while vacationing. I did enjoy walking the main street and seeing the quaint buildings though.
The Alexander Noble House serves as a museum depicting life in Fish Creek during the late 1800s. Alexander was one of the founders of the town after immigrating from Scotland.
I’m not sure what’s housed in this building, but I like its simple architecture. It almost looks like it’s a place to stay overnight.
Near the water’s edge are plenty of single family homes and other places to rent. It’d be fun to own a home in Door County and rent it out when you’re not using it.
Some of the homes are big, and some are small and charming like this quaint cottage.
The sun started to set while walking around Fish Creek so I got a couple of pics with landscape lighting. The water is just behind this house so they have an amazing view.
Before leaving Fish Creek, I had to get a photo of the sun starting to set on the bay side of the peninsula. So pretty!
I hope you enjoyed my tour of Fish Creek. We ended up staying in Baileys Harbor which is on the Lake Michigan side of the peninsula. It’s known as the “quiet side” and I’ll share some photos of it in an upcoming post.
Have you been to Door County? I’d love to hear what some of your favorite places or activities are.