We spent an extra night in Green Bay to explore the cluster of lighthouses that line Door Peninsula in Wisconsin. New to the territory, and unsure of how easily the lighthouses would be to spot we hit the road knowing it was bound to be a long day. Our trip started in Algoma (the proclaimed sportfishing capital of the Great Lakes) leading us up the Sturgeon Bay over to Bailey’s Harbor to the top of the peninsula for a view of Washington Island and back over to Fish Creek before heading back to the city. We wove in and out of residential neighborhoods, tree lined barley paved roads, and even walked a few property lines to try to spot the magnificent structures on the waters edge. While we were only able to truly see a handful of lighthouses we did capture recognizable pictures of the Algoma Lighthouse, Sturgeon Bay Canal & North Pierhead Light and the Cana Island Lighthouse. While the lighthouse in Peninsula State Park was inaccessible, we were able to climb atop the Eagle Harbor Tower standing 75 feet tall (250′ above Green Bay). With whipping wind and frozen limbs we braved the wooden structure for the impressive views of the frozen waters, looking as if we were boarding the edge of Earth itself. With day four in the books we headed back to the city for dinner, and the warmth of our hotel beds ready and eager to start day five and make our way back to Michigan!
All of our pictures from Day Three can be found on Flikr, click here!