Though it still trails summer and fall in terms of its popularity, winter is becoming a busier time for businesses and attractions in Door County. According to the Door County Tourism Zone, room tax collections and occupancy rates went up in November and December in 2018 compared to the previous year, which are two indicators of increased tourism activity. Places like The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor are taking notice, adding to their program offerings in the winter months. Drew Richmond from The Ridges Sanctuary says they hope to give families something to do when they’re exploring the county.
The Ridges Sanctuary is offering their wreath making workshops and holiday luminary walks over the next few weeks, including during its Natural Christmas celebration on December 14th.