Two years ago, one of my kayak articles for Door County Daily News was titled Best Places to Kayak in Door County: Everywhere! This question comes up regularly on a couple of Wisconsin Facebook kayak sites and when I answer I just note, “everywhere.”
I still feel anywhere you pick on Lake Michigan or Green Bay will be special, but my new personal top spot is Cave Point! We have been to Cave Point dozens of times during all four seasons and love it, but even with all the kayaking we do, we had never seen it from the water. A couple of weeks ago, Becky and I put our kayaks in at the kayak launch on Schauer Road about a mile or so north of Cave Point. The day was perfect with light wind. We were not alone as three kayak tour companies launch there and take clients for this spectacular trip.
Why do they call it Cave Point? Because there is a cave and a big one at that. I guess I should have known, but did not, and was impressed when six kayaks headed in for a little excitement. Of course, Becky and I did the same. I am sure some of you have seen Cave Point from the water, but if you haven not, pick a day with light wind and you will not be disappointed.
Here are several of my other favorite places to paddle. On the lake side Moonlight Bay is great and fun to head out around the Cana Island Lighthouse. Heading north there is a kayak launch by the Rowleys Bay Resort and paddling the Mink River is not to be missed. On the Green Bay side, to the north is Garret Bay with a great launch and a shipwreck nearby. Kayaking under the bluffs is one of our favorite things to do. I would suggest Ellison Bluff in Ellison Bay and Eagle Bluff in Peninsula State Park. We also love kayaking in Sturgeon Bay itself paddling by the huge ships, under the bridges and getting up close with the tugboats.
These are several of the amazing places to kayak in Door County. As I noted just about everywhere is great, but do not miss Cave Point! If you have any kayaking or kayak fishing questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org