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Meet Our New Leader: Introducing Ashley, the Dynamic Force Steering Our Kayaks Into the Future

Door County Kayak Tours welcomes Ashley Hasstedt as she takes on the role as our new Manager! Door County Kayak Tours, a leader in Door County‚Äôs outdoor tourism, is excited to announce the appointment of Ashley Hasstedt as our new Manager. Ashley has a passion for leading and a love for the outdoors making her…

Discover Peninsula State Park’s Eagle Trail: The Ultimate Hiking Experience for Adventure Seekers!

The hidden gem of Peninsula State Park, Eagle Trail, offers an exhilarating challenge that begins with an understated sign: “Difficult Trail.” Embarking on the Adventure: Eagle Trail’s Start Points You can embark on your journey from either side of the Eagle Tower’s parking lot, which has been under reconstruction since its deconstruction in 2016. Choose…

Is It Expensive to Live in Door County? An Insightful Guide

Have you ever wondered about the cost of living in the picturesque Door County, Wisconsin? Known for its serene landscapes and charming small-town vibe, Door County is a gem of the Midwest. But is this idyllic setting as affordable as it is beautiful? Let’s dive into the financial aspects of living in this coastal county…

How far can a Kayak hang out of a truck?

Transporting a kayak using a truck, especially when the kayak is larger than the truck bed, requires adherence to specific legal guidelines to ensure safety and compliance. The key parameter to consider is the overhang distance of the kayak from your truck. How Much Can a Kayak Overhang? The general rule to remember is the…

How Many Days Do I Need in Door County?

Ah, Door County, Wisconsin’s hidden gem along the shores of Lake Michigan! Known for its picturesque lighthouses, charming small towns, and breathtaking natural beauty, Door County beckons travelers seeking a serene escape. But how long should you stay to truly experience its magic? Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a returning traveler, this guide will…

How to kayak and prevent blisters

Getting blisters on your hands is a frequent issue when kayaking. If you kayak, chances are you’ll deal with these blisters. Here’s how to prevent and treat them. Key Points Blisters are often caused by your hand rubbing against the paddle. If not taken care of, they can get infected. To stop blisters, use a paddle that fits, hold it right, and wear gloves for paddling. If you get blisters, cover them and maybe pop them with a clean needle. Go to a doctor if the blister looks infected or you feel unwell. Why Do Kayakers Get Blisters? Blisters mostly happen because of rubbing and heat. When you’re kayaking, your hands can rub against the paddle, causing blisters. How to Avoid Blisters Here are some easy tips to lessen the chance of getting blisters: Remember, even if you do everything…

Embracing Kayaking During Pregnancy: A Guide to Safe Paddling

Navigating the Waters of Pregnancy with a Paddle Pregnancy brings a unique set of challenges, but it doesn’t mean you have to give up enjoying activities like kayaking. Known for its gentle impact on the body, kayaking can be a wonderful way to stay active during pregnancy, but with certain precautions in mind. Understanding the…

Different Types of Kayaks: Pros and Cons

Kayaking stands as a premier choice among water sports, offering a gateway to diverse aquatic adventures. Whether braving the tumultuous cascades of waterfalls or savoring tranquil outings with a canine companion, kayaking caters to a wide range of preferences. A crucial aspect of this sport is selecting the right kayak, a task that can be daunting given the array of options. This guide delves into the characteristics, advantages, and limitations of 16 kayak varieties, aiding in making an informed choice. Key Insights Kayaks are categorized into 16 distinct types, each designed with specific features, strengths, and drawbacks. Major classifications include sit-in versus sit-on-top, hard-shell versus inflatable, and solo versus tandem models. Kayaks are tailored for various uses: recreational, touring, fishing, whitewater, surfing, and diving, among others. Features influencing a kayak’s performance include stability, agility, storage capacity, durability, and comfort. The…

Top 10 Must Explore Door County Bike Routes

Embark on a Biking Journey: The Top 10 Must-Explore Scenic Routes of Door County Hello, fellow adventurers! Are you fabulous, itching to discover new vistas and experiences? If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably found that cycling is not just exercise; it’s a pathway to soulful exploration. And where better to indulge this passion than…

Tips for Kayaking with your dog

Comprehensive Guide to Kayaking with Your Dog Kayaking with your dog can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience, but it requires careful preparation and training to ensure the safety and comfort of both you and your furry companion. Follow this comprehensive guide for a successful kayaking adventure with your dog. Section 1: Preparing Your Dog…

Bar Hopping the Peninsula

Visiting Door County for a bachelor/bachelorette party, with friends, or just looking for a break from your family reunion? Keep reading to discover the best route for bar hopping to the tip of the peninsula! Pick your favorite spots, or if you’re feeling bold, have your designated driver drop you off for a drink at each place! Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Mary’s To begin your bar hopping journey, kick off in Sturgeon Bay at Waterfront Mary’s and get a summery drink such as a rum runner, or a Bloody Mary with WI’s favorite garnishes (sausage and cheese) to fill your stomach for the long journey ahead! Gaze across the canal to admire the shipyard or get your eyes set on one of your future stops, Stone Harbor! Kitty O’Reilly’s Irish Pub Kitty O’Reilly’s is a local favorite, and if you didn’t…

Why a Door County Kayak Tour on Father’s Day is a Great Gift

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate and honor the amazing dads in our lives. If you’re searching for a unique and memorable gift idea, consider treating your dad to a Door County kayak tour. This outdoor adventure offers a combination of natural beauty, excitement, and quality time with loved ones. Here are some compelling…