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Island businesses encouraged by season's start

Business owner and Door County Supervisor Joel Gunnlaugsson is encouraged by the activity he has seen on Washington Island. Like many lodging owners, he saw thousands of dollars in cancellations earlier this year as people opted to call off or postpone their travel plans because of COVID-19. Traffic to the island has now increased to the point that the ferry has announced more daily roundtrips three times since May 21st and he has seen his rooms fill up again. Gunnlaugsson says it has given him and other Washington Island businesses more optimism.

Washington Island tourism could also get another boost next week if Rock Island State Park is opened to visitors. It is closed until at least July 1st due to COVID-19 travel guidelines and high lake levels.


Picture courtesy of Door County

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