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Door County Opens The Door To Great Wisconsin Running

A kayak rests on the dock beside Sturgeon Bay in Potawatomi State Park.

Cross-Training

As mentioned above, there are several outdoor activities available for summertime visitors that make Door County a destination for cross training. Whether you’re taking a breather before fall marathon season or simply setting the “reset” button on your training, there’s lots to do without losing your fitness. We’ve touched upon hiking trails open to visitors, many of which are also accessible to cyclists. (Peninsula State Park specifically has a 10-mile tree-lined bike path that’s moderately flat, and Newport State Park has more than 17 miles of trails open to mountain bikers.) With Lake Michigan and Green Bay both straddling the peninsula, there are also several places for kayakers, paddle boarders, swimmers and fishing boats to explore. There are underwater caves to visit via kayak at Cave Point on Lake Michigan, calm waters to glide across off the coast of Nicolet Beach on Green Bay and shipwreck sites to view above water near Death’s Door, the strait at the northern end of the peninsula from which the county earned its name.

Related: Why Paddle Boarding Is Summer’s Favorite Activity

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