In addition to all the natural beauty in the county and state parks, Door County has many family-owned, independent businesses that make it a place worth visiting. In Ellison Bay, they are taking the region’s apples, some even brought by ferry from Washington Island, pressing them for juice. After fermentation, the lovely stuff is bottled and sold under the name Island Orchard.
Right where the tip of the land funnels low pressure systems coming West from Minnesota and North from Chicago, they see hundreds of water spouts off the coast every year. This place is home to delicious pie, featuring Door County’s own fruits, and plenty of Wisconsin butter. Bea’s Homade Products makes my all favorite treats: cookies, donut holes, and pie.