Walking over uneven ground and lawn.
In our reserved section of the resort's restaurant, we will enjoy a plentiful buffet offering rotating choices such as eggs, breakfast meats, hot cereals, pastries (the resort is known for their half pound caramel pecan sweet rolls), yogurt, and fruit, plus coffee (regular and decaf), tea, juices, milk and water.
This morning we will delve into dairy science with a visit to a dairy farm, but this farm is special as the herd is made up of several breeds of dairy goats. With the farmer to lead us, we will meet "the girls," see the milking parlor, and taste several varieties of cheese from fresh chevre to more aged cheese. Then we will travel to the Door County Creamery to see the cheese making operation. Did you know that Wisconsin is the only state to have Master Cheesemaker certification program?
Lunch at a local restaurant highlighting local, seasonal ingredients.
Back at the resort, we will meet the owner of the resort in the lobby next to the fieldstone fireplace and then go for a mile walk down to the bay and along a road through the property. As we walk, we will learn the 30-plus year history 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, where we can savor the fresh lake breezes. A visit to Door County wouldn’t be complete without a fish boil. Back at the resort, we'll grab a seat by the fire pit and listen to the resident storyteller recount tales of the fish boil and the colorful characters who figure in its history, all with spectacular Newport State Park as the backdrop. Let’s make sure to have our cameras ready for the spectacular “boil over.”
We will meet a noted local nature photographer, see a selection of his favorite images, and learn how he captures the beauty of Door County.