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All About Sturgeon Bay
Just 45 minutes northwest of Green Bay and the largest city on the Door Peninsula in eastern Wisconsin, the city of Sturgeon Bay is a busy shipping corridor. The historic Sturgeon Bay Bridge, known locally as Michigan Street Bridge, was once the only link between the mainland and northern Door County. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the bridge no longer goes all the way across, but you can walk most of it and take in views of the ships sailing by. Today, the Oregon Street Bridge and Bay View Bridge cross the bay and make for fun walks, runs, or cycle rides.
Sturgeon Bay has many parks, of which Sunset Park is the largest. Potawatomi State Park lies at the edge of the city and is named in honor of the Native American tribe who inhabited these shores. You’ll find biking and hiking trails throughout the park, including the 2.8-mile eastern trailhead of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail with interesting glacial characteristics. No visit to Sturgeon Bay is complete without a visit to historic Third Avenue, with its shops, shipbuilders, museums, art galleries, and restaurants where locally caught bass is always on the menu. Consider taking the city’s self-guided historic walk to discover it all.
The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Sturgeon Bay
Sturgeon Bay’s humid climate means it’s warm in spring, when the cherry trees are in bloom, and summer, when temperatures are their most comfortable and rentals in Sturgeon Bay become very popular. During the winter, temperatures fall below zero and it’s very windy and snowy. This cold period can last up to five months, from November to April. Fall in Sturgeon Bay brings harvest festivals, including Fall Fest and Pumpkin Patch. If you visit in September and October, you can expect fewer numbers of visitors.
Top things to do in Sturgeon Bay
Cave Point County Park
The rugged limestone cliffs of Cave Point County Park are popular with swimmers, divers, hikers, and photographers. The rock faces — carved out by centuries of crashing waves — surround Lake Michigan’s blue waters, while a multitude of underwater caverns that you can’t see from land run along the shoreline. The Black Trail at Cave Point leads south to the Whitefish Dunes, which are part of another state park.
Door County Maritime Museum
You’ll learn about Sturgeon Bay’s shipbuilding and maritime history at the Door County Maritime Museum. The waterfront museum takes you through Sturgeon Bay’s brave captains and bold inventors, fishermen, and lighthouse keepers. Many of the exhibits allow you to see how these tradespeople lived and worked in past eras.
Sturgeon Bay Canal North Pierhead Light
From a long pier, you can view Sturgeon Bay’s bright red North Pierhead Light, first built to guide vessels through the Lake Michigan end of the ship canal in 1881. The building is now a fully operational Coast Guard station that doubles as a great place to catch the sunset during the summer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Sturgeon Bay?
Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 90 vacation rentals in Sturgeon Bay featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.
Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Sturgeon Bay?
Four-legged friends are welcome in Sturgeon Bay. Choose from more than 70 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.
Are there family-friendly house rentals in Sturgeon Bay?
Sturgeon Bay has more than 80 family-friendly house rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.
Do apartment rentals in Sturgeon Bay have wifi?
Absolutely! We offer over 30 apartment rentals with wifi in Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.
How much does it cost to stay in bed and breakfast rentals in Sturgeon Bay?
Experience the best of Sturgeon Bay with our bed and breakfast rentals, starting at about $110 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.
Do house rentals in Sturgeon Bay have air conditioning?
Absolutely! We offer over 80 house rentals with air conditioning in Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.
Do cottage rentals in Sturgeon Bay have a bbq area?
Absolutely! We offer over 10 cottage rentals with a bbq area in Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.
What are the most popular amenities for Boutique Hotel Rentals in Sturgeon Bay?
Enhance your stay in our Boutique Hotel Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 10 homes with wifi, over 10 homes with air conditioning, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.