Travel: Consider Door County for a Winter Getaway Lifestyles – Travel

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In Fish Creek, the Winter Lights Tour that began in early December continues through February 6, with even more light shows than in previous years. Get a map and take a self-guided tour. From February 4-6, there’s the Fish Creek Winter Festival, billed as an original event with live music, chili dishes, fireworks, food, a fun Fruit Loop run and a Stumpf violin competition.

The latter is a musical instrument made from a variety of objects that includes a broomstick or other long wooden stick, metal pie pans, strings, bells, and other noise generators. . Known by other names, such as jingling johnny, polka cello and devil’s stick, it is a DIY instrument designed more for fun than for producing beautiful music.

Downtown Fish Creek, named by Forbes as one of America’s 15 Most Beautiful Cities, is a charming collection of shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Perhaps the most famous of all is the White Gull Inn Bed and Breakfast, which opened in 1896 and was much more recently the winner of the Good Morning America’s Best Breakfast Challenge for its cherry French toast served in the charming dining room. old. This, along with any other item from the breakfast menu, is included with the stay.

The inn, which is open year-round, is in the city center and offers candlelit dinners on Friday nights and that Door County specialty, a fish boil – a large cauldron filled with water, Freshly caught white fish cut into pieces, potatoes, carrots and onions on an open fire. It’s a tradition little seen in other areas, originating in the 1800s with the arrival of Scandinavian immigrants looking for inexpensive ways to feed large groups.


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