A Day in the Jacksonport Area

Jacksonport offers “parks and more along the shore” for visitors to the area. Join us now for a day of suggested activities in this part of the Door County peninsula.


sunrise over Lake MichiganBegin the day with a delightful breakfast at the Square Rigger Galley and watch the sun rise on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Drive two miles north on Hwy 57 to Meridian Park, which is located exactly halfway between the Equator and the North Pole, and go for a hike in the Lyle-Harter Sanctuary.


Drive three miles south on Hwy 57 and left on Loritz Road to the Logan Creek Property and hike in an old growth forest which overlooks Clarks Lake and Logan Creek.


Drive south on Hwy 57 to County Road I and turn right to find Simon Creek Vineyard and Winery. This award winning winery has free guided winery tours.


cheeseburgerA pleasant and delicious variety of choices await your lunchtime pleasure.

Mike’s Port Pub and Grill features the ‘best burger in Door County’ along with other menu choices including homemade soups, fish and chicken.

JJ’s of Jacksonport specializes in Mexican and American food along with their renowned margaritas and salsas and flatbread pizzas.

P.C. Junction where ‘it’s all about the kids’ features a train motif- where your food is delivered to you on a model train that circles the dining counter.

Bley’s Grocery in downtown Jacksonport features a nice variety of snacks, sandwiches, and other goodies for a picnic in nearby Lakeside Park on the Lake Michigan shore. Enjoy your picnic lunch while the kids play on the beach or on the park’s playground toys.


While in Jacksonport stop in and browse the local gift and antique shops in downtown Jacksonport.

The Jacksonport Craft Cottage features Door County’s premiere collection of Amish Quilts, Fine Arts, and Craft with the works of over 100 local and regional artists.

LaMere House Antiques has a unique selection of fine country primitive antiques and collectables.


After that delicious lunch it’s time to head to two of the most popular parks in Door County. Cave Point County Park features picturesque shoreline cliffs overlooking Lake Michigan. On a windy day thrill to the waves crashing and splashing 25-30 feet into the air.

Drive 1 mile south to Whitefish Dunes State Park and visit the most popular day use park in all of Wisconsin. Enjoy the mile long sand beach, hike some of the 14 miles of trails, visit the nature center, or climb the highest sand dune in Wisconsin-“old baldy” which is 93 feet high.


Door County fishboilAnother variety of delicious choices awaits you as you satisfy the hunger built up from all of the day’s activities.

Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant has you sitting at tables in a beautiful rustic restaurant just a very short distance from the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline.

Mr. G’s Logan Creek Grille features a beautiful sunroom to dine in while enjoying prime rib, barbeque ribs, fresh broiled whitefish, and a delicious salad bar.

The Valmy Happy Hour has great pizza and broasted chicken.

Or return to one of the places you had lunch including the Square Rigger Galley and enjoy an award winning Door County tradition – a fish boil.

Still More Choices . . .

kayaking at Cave PointAnd to enjoy another day in the Jacksonport area you might want to visit some of the same places you enjoyed yesterday or venture into some new activities.

Door County Kayak Tours offers a tour of Cave Point County Park from the water with a stop at the beach at Whitefish Dunes State Park.

Grizzly Scenic Air Tours offers an unparalled view of Door County from the air with scenic flights of different lengths.

Kurtz Corral offers horseback rides for all ages and abilities on beautiful trails.

Plum Loco Animal Farm offers a variety of activities for children and adults to see and enjoy and explore their imaginations in a hands-on play farm village.

Plum Bottom Pottery is just down the road where you can see a working studio gallery.


hotel bedTired out from your busy day in Jacksonport? There are several places offering excellent overnight accommodations in the Jacksonport area.

  • Square Rigger Lodge
  • Innlet Motel
  • Glidden Lodge Beach Resort
  • Runaway Lodge

And if you would like to stay even longer there are a number of cottages and homes for rent in the Jacksonport area.

Jacksonport is a small community that offers lots to see and do and can meet everyone’s vacation activity choices. Come to Jacksonport where there are “parks and more along the shore”.

email: info@jacksonport.net

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2019 Jacksonport Visitor Guide