Spend some “me” time at our Door County beach!

dcbeach_timelinephoto_2012-1_socialEvery so often a person needs to take a break from their routine and spend a little “me” time on something they love.

We at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort have the perfect destination for your “me” time…our 700  foot  Lake Michigan sand beach!

And please remember, our beach is a great destination in any season – a snowy beach is truly breathtaking!

Download a copy of our gorgeous eBook A Door County Beach in Autumn to get yourself in the mood for some special “me”time.

And phone: 920-746-3900 or 1-866-454-3336. Or email us at frontdesk@gliddenlodge.com.
Our beach is ready for you!

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It’s not to early to book a stay at our Door County Beach for the Fall!

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At Glidden Lodge Beach Resort, summer is upon us and we are enjoying the warm embrace of the July sun. We know however, that around the corner is Door County’s most breathtakingly, beautiful time of year: autumn! Get a jump on your Fall Getaway to Glidden Lodge. While you are visiting us in summer, make plans to come back this fall.

Fall in Door County is beautiful. But fall at the beach is even better

Download a copy of our gorgeous eBook A Door County Beach in Autumn to get yourself in the mood to plan your autumn getaway! And start planning today.

Phone: 920-746-3900 or 1-866-454-3336. Or email us at frontdesk@gliddenlodge.com.
The colors will be brilliant!

 

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News from our favorite naturalist: Whitefish Dunes State Park’s Carolyn Rock

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Early summer is here and that means more programming from Whitefish Dunes State Park’s Carolyn Rock. The park is just a 3.5 mile hike down the beach from Glidden Lodge. Sound enticing? We think so too!

Friday June 13
Spring along the Shore.
Take a stroll to discover ancient life and geologic history among blooming flowers.  Search the rocky shore for hidden treasures.  We will be walking on uneven ground.  Dress for the weather; meet at the nature center for this rough terrain walk.
10:00 a.m.

What about the Forest?
Take a walk into the recent harvested areas of the park to understand beech bark disease. Learn about the American beech tree and how to identify signs of BBD infection. Dress for the weather; meet at the nature center for this longer program.
2:00 p.m.

Saturday June 14
Finding Fossils.
Explore the rocks to discover stories of the past.  Meet at the amphitheater for this exploration.
10:00 a.m.

Walk on the Wildside.
Explore the changing forest and discover its treasures.  Meet at the amphitheater for this relaxing hike of discovery.
2:00 p.m.

Thursday June 19
Wandering of Wildflowers.
Discover the beauty within wildflowers. Learn their names, how to identify them and where to find these delicate beauties. Take a stroll with the naturalist. Dress for the weather and meet at the nature center.
2:00 p.m.

Friday June 20
Shoreline Stroll.
Explore the changing shoreline and discover treasures the waves have left behind.  Meet at the amphitheater for this relaxing hike of discovery.
10:00 a.m.

Buzzing About Bees.
Drop by the amphitheater to discover the amazing world of bees.  Learn how important bees are and make a bee to take home.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Saturday June 21
Dune Discovery.
Explore how dunes are formed and create a dune yourself.  Meet at the amphitheater for this relaxing sandy hike.
10:00 a.m.

Flower Power.
Drop by the amphitheater for this petaled program full of color.  Explore flower parts and create a flower of your own design.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Come enjoy our gorgeous beach in early summer!
Phone: 920-746-3900 or 1-866-454-3336. Or email us at frontdesk@gliddenlodge.com.
You’ll be happy you did!

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We invite you to come enjoy our Door County beachfront suites!

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And now the upcoming outdoor activities from our favorite Wisconsin State Park: Whitefish Dunes State Park’s and our favorite naturalist: Carolyn Rock.

Saturday May 31
Spring Exploration.
Join Dale and Mary Goodner for an exploration of nature. Learn about the flora and fauna found along the rocky shores, forest floor and sunny openings. Gather for this meandering walk that is short in distance but full of discoveries. Walk begins at the Nature Center. 10:00 a.m.

Spring in the Wetland. Have you seen the wetland in spring? Come discover the animals and plants that call the wetland home. Dip your net into a magical world. Dress for the weather and for getting damp. Meet at the nature center for this longer program.
1:30 p.m.

Saturday June 7
Wandering of Wildflowers.
Discover the beauty within wildflowers. Learn their names, how to identify them and where to find these delicate beauties. Take a stroll with the naturalist. Dress for the weather and meet at the nature center.
2:00 p.m.

Friday June 13
Spring along the Shore.
Take a stroll to discover ancient life and geologic history among blooming flowers.  Search the rocky shore for hidden treasures.  We will be walking on uneven ground.  Dress for the weather; meet at the nature center for this rough terrain walk.
10:00 a.m.

What about the Forest?
Take a walk into the recent harvested areas of the park to understand beech bark disease. Learn about the American beech tree and how to identify signs of BBD infection. Dress for the weather; meet at the nature center for this longer program.
2:00 p.m.

Saturday June 14
Finding Fossils.
Explore the rocks to discover stories of the past.  Meet at the amphitheater for this exploration.  10:00 a.m.
Walk on the Wildside.  Explore the changing forest and discover its treasures.  Meet at the amphitheater for this relaxing hike of discovery.
2:00 p.m.

Thursday June 19
Wandering of Wildflowers.
Discover the beauty within wildflowers. Learn their names, how to identify them and where to find these delicate beauties. Take a stroll with the naturalist. Dress for the weather and meet at the nature center.
2:00 p.m.

Friday June 20
Shoreline Stroll.
Explore the changing shoreline and discover treasures the waves have left behind.  Meet at the amphitheater for this relaxing hike of discovery.  10:00 a.m.
Buzzing About Bees.  Drop by the amphitheater to discover the amazing world of bees.  Learn how important bees are and make a bee to take home.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Saturday June 21
Dune Discovery. 
Explore how dunes are formed and create a dune yourself.  Meet at the amphitheater for this relaxing sandy hike.
10:00 a.m.

Flower Power. 
Drop by the amphitheater for this petaled program full of color.  Explore flower parts and create a flower of your own design.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

 

Before you head out for your adventures at Whitefish Dunes beach, book your getaway at Glidden Lodge!
Phone: 920-746-3900 or 1-866-454-3336. Or email us at frontdesk@gliddenlodge.com.

Our Lake Michigan beach awaits you!

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The Primer on Door County Beaches (Psst…we still think ours is the best)

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At Glidden Lodge we think our gorgeous Lake Michigan beachfront is the best Door County has to offer. I’m now going to let you in on a secret: Door County has miles of beautiful beaches that you can enjoy all year long!

From the Door County Visitor Bureau:

Sturgeon Bay Beaches
Otumba Park – driving north on Hwy 42/57, take the Business 42/57 exit just past the stoplight. Before the downtown bridge, turn left on Larch Street by the Bridgeport Resort. Then turn right on South Lansing Avenue and follow this road to Otumba Park.
Sunset Park – driving north on Hwy 42/57, take the Business 42/57 exit just past the stoplight. Follow Business 42/57 across the downtown bridge. Take the first left after the bridge onto First Avenue. Stay on First Avenue until it runs into Third Avenue. Take a left onto Third Avenue, heading north. Watch for signs to Sunset Park on the left side of the road.

Jacksonport Beaches
Whitefish Dunes State Park – from Hwy 57, follow County WD (Clarks Lake Road) east to the entrance of Whitefish Dunes State Park.
Clarks Lake Beach – follow County WD (Clarks Lake Road) east; take a left on Park Road and follow road to beach area.
Lakeside Park – located off of Hwy 57 in downtown Jacksonport.

Baileys Harbor Beaches
Anclam Park – located off of Hwy 57 in the south end of Baileys Harbor near the Square Rigger Harbor motel.
Baileys Harbor Ridges – from Hwy 57, turn onto Ridges Road by the Sandpiper Restaurant. Follow Ridges Road to beach area.
Egg Harbor Beaches
Murphy Park – located on County G, south of Egg Harbor near Horseshoe Bay Farms.
Egg Harbor Beach – off of County G, just north of the Alpine Resort.

Fish Creek Beaches
Fish Creek Beach – located on the west side of Hwy 42 in the heart of Fish Creek.
Nicolet Bay Beach – located in Peninsula State Park; main entrance is off of Hwy 42 in Fish Creek.

Ephraim Beach
Ephraim Village Beach – located right off of Hwy 42 in the south end of Ephraim.

Sister Bay Beach
Sister Bay Park – located on the west side of Hwy 42 in downtown Sister Bay.

Ellison Bay Beaches
Ellison Bay Beach – located in the south end of Ellison Bay, on the west side of Hwy 42 at the bottom of the hill.
Newport State Park – from Hwy 42, turn onto County NP (Newport Drive) and follow signs to Newport State Park.

Washington Island Beaches
Jackson Harbor Ridges – swimming beach is available.
Percy Johnson Memorial County Park – from the ferry dock, take Lobdell Point Road to Airport Road. Take a left onto Airport Road and then a right onto Lakeview Road. Follow Lakeview Road to the park.
Schoolhouse Beach (in Washington Harbor) – from the ferry dock, take Lobdell Point Road to Main Road. Take a left continuing on Main Road and then a right onto Jackson Harbor Road. Follow Jackson Harbor Road to Cemetery Road entrance. Turn left at School House Beach entrance.
Sand Dunes Beach – from the ferry dock, take Lobdell Point Road (turns into Detroit Harbor Road). Take a right onto Rangeline Road (this turns into South Shore Drive). Follow South Shore Drive to the beach.

Rock Island Beach
Rock Island South Shore
The swimming beach is located on the south shore of the island. Follow trail signs on the island. The swimming beach is located on the south shore of the island. Follow trail signs on the island.

Whew!

We’d love to know which beach is your favorite – other than our beach that is ; )

Before you head to the beach, book your getaway at Glidden Lodge!
Phone: 920-746-3900 or 1-866-454-3336. Or email us at frontdesk@gliddenlodge.com. You’ll be happy you did!

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News from our favorite naturalist: Whitefish Dunes State Park’s Carolyn Rock

Signs of spring from Whitefish Dunes State Park’s Carolyn Rock. The park is just a 3.5 mile hike down the beach from Glidden Lodge. Sound enticing? We think so too!

Question:  Can you name this early spring flower? It generates its own heat to melt the snow around it.
Answer: Skunk cabbage
You’ll find this flower near swampy places poking up thought the snow. This plant can actually generate enough heat to melt the snow around it! The skunk cabbage blooms long before any other spring wildflower. It also looks very different from most other wildflowers. Instead of having petals, there is a single leaf-like looking sheath called a “spathe.” It is hood-shaped and maroon streaked with greenish-yellow. This plant gets its name from its stinky odor that attracts bees, flies, and gnats which pollinate it. Large leaves emerge later and grow to the size of rhubarb leaves.

skunkcabbageQuestion: What are the three earliest frogs to sing in Wisconsin?
Answer: Shortly after the ice leaves the ephemeral ponds, listen for the high pitched peeps of the tiny spring peepers with the cross on their backs, the “quack” of the black-masked wood frogs, and the rattle, like running your finger nail over a comb, of the striped boreal chorus frogs.

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Whitefish Dunes State Park Naturalist Events

April 26, 2014
Bird Exploration
Join amateur birders Bill and Sarah Krouse for a morning of birding.  This adult focused program will allow participants to explore a variety of habitats for migrating birds. Meet at the nature center for this longer program. Dress for the weather.
7:30 AM

Work Play Dune Day
Grab your rake, put on your gloves, and join the park staff and Friends of Whitefish Dunes for a day of sprucing up the park. Bring your friends and family for a whole day, morning or afternoon of fun. Crews of all levels of ability, strengths and ages are needed. Children under the ages of 16 must work with a parent.  Inside and outdoor work available, there is something for everyone. Lunch provided for those who sign up.  Morning session begins at 9:00am. Lunch is at noon and the afternoon session begins at 1:00pm. Make a difference in your park. Join today. Co-sponsored by the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks; Call to sign up 920-823-2400.
9:00am – 3:00 PM

May 10, 2014
Shipwreck Exhibit Grand Opening
Celebrate Wisconsin Archeology Month at Whitefish Dunes State Park. Explore the history behind the largest wooden sailing ships on the great lakes and discover the role a turkey dinner plays in a ship’s sinking. The event will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newest nature center exhibit and unveiling of new signage at the outdoor shipwreck exhibit. The event will be hosted by Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park. A ceremony in the nature center auditorium will feature speakers from the Historical Society and Wisconsin State Parks. Wisconsin Maritime Archaeologist, Tamara Thomsen, will present about shipbuilder James Davidson, the creator of the world’s longest wooden vessel. Participants will then stroll to the shelter building for refreshments provided by the Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park. Carolyn Rock, Whitefish Dunes State Park Educator, will be onsite at the outdoor shipwreck exhibit interpreting the displayed shipwreck pieces.
1:00 p.m.

Saturday May 17
Spring in the Dunes
Feel the soft sand between your toes on this hike of discovery.  Walk the beach side of the dune to explore the spring flora then continue the search in the forested dunes.  Dress for the weather; meet at the nature center for this longer walk. 10:00 AM
What about the Forest?. Take a walk into the recent harvested areas of the park to understand beech bark disease. Learn about the American beech tree and how to identify signs of BBD infection. Dress for the weather; meet at the nature center for this longer program.
1:30 PM

Saturday May 24
Spring Revealed
Stroll along to uncover signs of spring along rocky edges and in forested dunes. Uncover the unique history and stories behind different spring ephemerals. Catch these fleeting plants in this short distanced walk.  Meet at the nature center for this awakening program.
10:00 AM

What about the Forest?
Take a walk into the recent harvested areas of the park to understand beech bark disease. Learn about the American beech tree and how to identify signs of BBD infection. Dress for the weather; meet at the nature center for this longer program.
1:30 PM

Saturday, May 31
Spring Exploration
Join Dale and Mary Goodner for an exploration of nature. Learn about the flora and fauna found along the rocky shores, forest floor and sunny openings. Gather for this meandering walk that is short in distance but full of discoveries. Walk begins at the Nature Center.
10:00 AM

Spring in the Wetland
Have you seen the wetland in spring? Come discover the animals and plants that call the wetland home. Dip your net into a magical world. Dress for the weather and for getting damp. Meet at the nature center for this longer program.
1:30 PM

Saturday and Sunday,  June 7 & 8
Free Fishing Weekend
Pack up the family or call your friends and head to the water. No fishing pole? No worries!  The park office has fishing rods and equipment to share.  Every year, the first consecutive Saturday and Sunday in June are designated as Free Fishing Weekend when you can fish without a license throughout the state of Wisconsin. All the waters of the state are open, including state waters of the Great Lakes and rivers bordering Wisconsin. Residents and nonresidents of all ages can fish without a fishing license (or trout or salmon stamps) over these two days. However, all other fishing regulations (length limits, bag limits, etc.) apply.
All Day

State Park Open House Day 
Enjoying Wisconsin State Parks, Forests, Trails and Recreation Areas is always a good value but on the first Sunday of June they are an exceptional value, as entrance to any state park, forest, trail and recreation property is free. With opportunities for bicycling, hiking, canoeing, boating, fishing, and horseback riding at various locations statewide Wisconsin boasts unique and diverse landscapes to interest all travelers. On State Park Open House Day, no admission stickers are required on vehicles entering state parks, forests and recreation areas, and trail passes are not required for bicyclists, in-line skaters, or horseback riders using state trails that normally require a trail pass.
All Day

It’s spring, come visit us at the beach!
Phone: 920-746-3900 or 1-866-454-3336. Or email us at frontdesk@gliddenlodge.com. You’ll be happy you did!

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