Start your spring off right with a Door County getaway deal! Book one of our beautiful condos for five nights (Sunday through Thursday) starting at $489 or stay the whole week starting at $749! These prices are valid for stays starting May 1 through May 16. Book now to make sure you get in on this spring special offer! Our condos sleep six so grab your girlfriends for a girlfriends getaway filled with shopping and wine or gather the family and explore the great outdoors and participate in our amazing silent sports activities.
May is a wonderful time to visit and explore Door County. Every thing is fresh and new…the stores are stocked with new spring merchandise….the restaurants are introducing their new dishes…..the flowers are starting to bloom…and everyone is excited about what the new season will bring so you will be warmly greeted wherever you go.
Top Things to do in Door County in May
Skyway Drive-In Movie Theater
Ahhhh nostalgia! Bundling up in a blanket to watch a movie from the hood of a car, swings in front of a giant screen, dancing hotdog cartoons…who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned outdoor drive-in? Skyway Drive-In was built in 1950 and is the longest running (and one of only a few left) drive-in theaters in the state. Located just a few miles from the Hilltop Inn, the Skyway re-opens for the season in May. A great date night or family activity (not to mention outdoors and socially distanced) filled with nostalgia. Skyway shows first run movies, has loads of fun “drive-in” style food in the snack bar, and yes, still shows the old fashioned cartoons that were filmed decades ago!
Door County is blessed with an abundance of farm markets, farm stands, and farmer’s markets. The farm markets of Door County sell a huge variety of products. Farm-fresh vegetables, canned goods, home-baked goods, hand made candy, eggs, grass-fed meat, cheese, local beer and wines, ice-cream, gifts, antiques, and of course all things cherry. If you can make it with cherries you will find it in one of our markets including fresh cherries in season, frozen cherries, dried cherries, cherry wine, cherry juice, BBQ sauce, pies, chocolate covered cherries, sauces, and my personal favorite…cherry doughnuts! Many of the big farm markets are right on the two main highways and are easy to spot. Some of those include Grandma Tommy’s in Sturgeon Bay, Schartner’s and Wood Orchard in Egg Harbor, Orchard Country Winery and Market in Fish Creek, Seaquist Orchards in Sister Bay, Mariner Fish and Farm Market in Ellison Bay are all right on Highway 42 and easy to spot. If you are driving Door County’s “Quiet Side” Koepsel’s Farm Market is right on Highway 57 in Bailey’s Harbor. One of my favorite markets is a little off the beaten path but well worth the drive. Sully’s is on County Road C in Sturgeon Bay near Pottawattamie State Park. They grow all of the produce right there on the farm and make baked and canned goods in their commercial kitchen right on the farm! May is also when many of the local outdoor markets start for the season too!
Nature Is Blooming
This is a great time of the year to grab your camera and get outside. May is the month when Door County really starts to bloom. Wild flowers start popping up everywhere, and of course the iconic Door County Cherry Blossoms. Some of the flowers to be on the look out for include Apple Blossoms, Bunchberry, Butter-and-Eggs (Toadflax), Canada Anemone, Canada Mayflower, Cherry Blossoms, Clintonia, Coralroot, Daffodils, Dwarf Lake Iris, Fringed Polygala (Gaywings), Hepatica, Indian Paintbrush, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Large-Flowered Trillium, Nodding Trillium, Red-Osier Dogwood, Rock Cress, Sarsaparilla, Silverweed, Starflower, Starry Solomon’s Plume, Wild Columbine, Wild Strawberry, and Yellow Lady’s Slipper Orchid. With five State parks, 19 County parks, numerous local parks, and several nature preserves, Door County has 23,000 acres of public and preserved land to explore and discover all of our natural treasures. Cherry and apple trees usually start to blossom in Mid-may. Door County has 2500 acres of cherry trees and 500 acres of apple trees and seeing them bloom is spectacular! You can check the blossom report here
If you are and experienced mushroom hunter Door County is a great place to hunt and gather mushrooms. With over 550 varieties a trek through the forest will likely yield some yummy mushrooms!
With so much natural beauty to explore, yummy food to eat, loads of outdoor space and activities, not to mention our fabulous shopping, restaurants, wineries, breweries…..Plus the laid back vibe of May, taking advantage of our May Special and booking a condo at the Hilltop Inn in Fish Creek is really a no brainer! Call us at 920-868-3556 and book your May getaway now!