A Door County Beach in Winter: Check out the neighborhood!

The hike from Glidden Lodge Beach Resort to Whitefish Dunes State Park (Feb. 4, 2012)

When you stay at the Glidden Lodge Beach Resort in Door County, you have access to 700 feet of Lake Michigan sand beach. However you also have an expanse of sand that you can hike all the way to Whitefish Dunes State Park.

The park has 4.5 miles of winter hiking trails that take you along the water and loops around and above the dunes themselves. Whitefish Dunes State Park is home to eight significant Native American villages, which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. All trails lead back to a Nature Center featuring displays on the ecology, geology and human history of the park. And while we wish we had more snow for our winter visitors, our close proximity (within walking distance) to this 863 acre gem on the Lake Michigan waterfront makes for an incredibly enjoyable hike on a winter’s day.

Ready for a winter hike on a Door County beach? Contact Glidden Lodge today!

While the dunes themselves are off limits to people, the paths along the beach and back up above the dunes offer spectacular scenery.


Posted in Discover our Beach!, Nearby Attractions, Winter Getaway