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Enjoying spring in Door County

See all of the scenery with none of the crowds.

Dwarf lake iris grow in Door County

© Beth Gauper

In Wisconsin's Door County, Ridges Sanctuary natural area is filled with rare wildflowers, including the dwarf lake iris.

In May, this Wisconsin peninsula on Lake Michigan is as gorgeous as ever, but you don't have to share it with crowds. Venture beyond the shops to the headlands, estuaries, beaches and parks.

What to do: See the rare wildflowers at Ridges Sanctuary. Hike or paddle in the Mink River Estuary. Bicycle in Peninsula State Park

Events to catch: May 19-20, Blessing of the Fleet Festival in Baileys Harbor. May 25-27, Door County Festival of Nature.

Where to stay: Many inns offer Season of Blossoms specials through early June.

Information: See Spring in Door County and Outdoors in Door County.

Last updated on May 21, 2018