Walking about 1 mile; approx. ½ hour on grass and paved road.
In our reserved section of the hotel’s restaurant, we will enjoy a plentiful buffet offering rotating choices such as eggs, breakfast meats, hot cereals, pastries, yogurt, and fruit, plus coffee (regular/decaf), tea, juices, water.
After meeting the owner of the resort, we’ll go for a walk along the water and down to the bay. As we walk, we’ll learn the 30 plus year of the resort and the area, and discuss the Mink River Estuary and Newport State Park. What once was a run down fishing camp has been re-imagined as a vintage resort along the water. Savor the fresh lake breezes before returning to the resort. By now most of us will have noticed how incredibly beautiful Door Country is and we will have an opportunity to learn more about the amazing artwork by a local watercolor artist. Our artist will share his love of watercolors with us as he explains his process and gives a quick demonstration; then it will be our turn to give it a try. Don't think, just do! You'll be surprised with the results and you'll have a great memento to take home.
In the hotel restaurant, we will have a special plated meal exclusively for Road Scholar with a choice of sandwich salad, fresh fruit and dessert, plus coffee (regular/decaf), iced tea, milk, soda, water.
After lunch, we will ride to Seaquist Orchards to see the family operation typical of orchards in Door County. At one of the area’s largest cherry and apple orchards, we will ride the bus through the test orchard and learn more about the fruit industry. At the end of the tour, we will stop at the farm market and explore its local products. A visit to Door County wouldn’t be complete without a fish boil. We’ll join the resident story teller at the fire pit to learn about the fish boil and the colorful characters who figure in its history, all with spectacular Newport State Park as the backdrop. Be prepared for the spectacular “boil over.”
Hotel restaurant buffet, featuring the traditional entrées and sides of an authentic fish boil, plus dessert. If you're not a fan of fish there will be lots of other delicious choices.
We’ll have another artist share his photography work with us, Door County style.