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The Door County Coastal Byway in Wisconsin

This curving road is part of a 66-mile loop on the Door Peninsula that offers views of Lake Michigan, the Bay of Green Bay, and the Niagara Escarpment bluffs, as well as dense forests, farmland, and shoreside towns. America’s Dairyland has designated five such Scenic Byways, routes that take drivers through particularly beautiful passages and areas of historic interest, often with parks and other recreation areas along the way to encourage drivers to stop, get out, and enjoy the state’s natural wonders.

Door County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,785. Its county seat is Sturgeon Bay. The county was created in 1851 and organized in 1861. It is named after the strait between the Door Peninsula and Washington Island. The dangerous passage, which is now scattered with shipwrecks, was known to early French explorers and local Native Americans.
Founded: 1861
Population: 27,587 (2016)
Area: 2,370 sq miles (6,138 km²)
County seat: Sturgeon Bay
Points of interest: Cana Island Light · Newport State Park · Kangaroo Lake
Nicolet Bay Aerial
An aerial photo of Nicolet Bay at Peninsula State Park