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Door County is called the Cape Cod of the Midwest.  Three hundred miles of Lake Michigan shoreline  is dotted with quaint villages, summer homes and beaches. Inland, cherry and apple orchards make a patchwork quilt of the landscape while craggy bluffs and state parks add much loved hiking trails  and campsites for visitors and residents alike. Restuarants, world famous galleries, quaint boutiques and cozy Bed & Breakfast inns abound in this natural pristine setting that is Door County. I call it HOME.

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Door County is called the Cape Cod of the Midwest.  Three hundred miles of Lake Michigan shoreline  is dotted with quaint villages, summer homes and beaches. Inland, cherry and apple orchards make a patchwork quilt of the landscape while craggy bluffs and state parks add much loved hiking trails  and campsites for visitors and residents alike. Restuarants, world famous galleries, quaint boutiques and cozy Bed & Breakfast inns abound in this natural pristine setting that is Door County. I call it HOME.

Life in Door County

Join me in beautiful Door County as I share many of the area’s treasures. Dine where the locals dine and come with me as we find the off-the-beaten-path attractions that make the county magical.

Clearing My Mind At The Clearing

Clearing My Mind At The Clearing

This is the place to go when you need a break from the world…. Tucked into the woods in northern Door County, there is a magical place called The Clearing. Driving through the entrance of the property along its winding roads is like entering another more peaceful...

Inside Outside

Inside Outside

 Today was filled with our ubiquitous Door County cloudy skies. Although it seems dismal, the truth is there is a certain beauty and calmness in the muted tones of sky and land. No glaring sunshine or blaring reds, pinks and golds. Just soft, quiet, contemplative hues...

Michi Gami Sunset

Michi Gami Sunset

Are you fortunate enough to live near a big lake? My village is on the shores of Lake Michigan, one of the largest of the five Great Lak…

A Walk In My Woods

A Walk In My Woods

Finally! Snow! Time to get on my warm boots and take a walk in MY beloved Peninsula State Park. Yes, I take ownership of the park! This p…

Applesauce and Autumn

Applesauce and Autumn

Door County is an autumn destination for people from all over the Midwest. Many of us who are lucky enough to live here think fall is the…

To Market We Go

To Market We Go

Do you like to go to outdoor markets in the summer? Angel and I love it and every Sunday we drive over to Ellison Bay, here in Door Count…

Sunday is Market Day

Sunday is Market Day

How do you spend your Sunday mornings? Donna and I have started a ritual of getting up early to have our breakfast and coffee in front of the t.v. to watch CBS Sunday Morning. Angel takes her first morning nap as we watch the uplifting stories. Then it's time to get...

An Angel In My House

An Angel In My House

I know what you're thinking..."Here's another crazy dog lady." You're right. I am. I'm also a first time dog owner and totally in love with this little girl, named Angel. Let me explain: Over the past few years, I have been drawn to all things "dog". People walking...

A Door County Morning

A Door County Morning

Have you taken time out for yourself lately? I did a few days ago. The constant barrage of news and daily problems was making me feel heavy and out of sorts and I knew I had to do something! Get out of the house, said a voice deep in my heart. The sky was blue, the...

“Door County is home. It is where my heart is. I love to travel the world, but, OH!, I love to come home.”

– Pipka