For a true boating town feel, Egg Harbor, WI is located right on Green Bay and offers that small harbor town feel. Egg Harbor may seem small at only 6.62 square miles, but its culture and artisanal foods make this town a welcoming vacation spot. Wineries, animal farms, bars, restaurants, galleries, and parks all create a thriving town full of welcoming people. Populations are small – around 200 people – but they make you feel like your part of the town when you’re visiting.
1.Egg Harbor Marina
© Egg Harbor Marina
In 2010, Egg Harbor Marina was renovated to provide 63 floating piers for docking boats. Though the slips fit boats up to 50 feet in length, no matter the size of your vessel, you’ll enjoy cruising on Green Bay. The harbor includes a gas station for filling your boats, whether it takes diesel or regular gas. Since you may choose to stay on your boat during your vacation, you’ll find many amenities at Egg Harbor Marina to make your stay more comfortable, including bathrooms, playgrounds, and laundry facilities. Right off of the harbor slips is a public beach for land days, and shops and restaurants are only a short walk away.
7815 Dock Road, Egg Harbor, WI 54209, Phone: 920-868-2048
2.Stone’s Throw Winery
© Stone’s Throw Winery
Recently named Wisconsin’s best wine bar by Lux Life Magazine, Stone’s Throw Winery is the winner of six medals in international competitions. While over 2,500 miles from Napa Valley, CA, Stone’s Throw Winery uses California grapes that have been grown in ideal conditions. They are then shipped to Door County in a refrigerated truck and immediately pressed for freshness. Small batches keep the wine unique and perfected. When visiting the winery, you’ll be able to sit outside, play bocce ball, and join in a tasting. Two specific tastings are available: the signature series tasting, where you choose five wines, or the winemaker select series tasting, where you choose six wines.
3382 County Road E, Baileys Harbor, WI, 54202, Phone: 920-839-9660
3.Plum Loco Animal Farm
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More than a petting zoo, Plum Loco Animal Farm is dedicated to providing a happy sanctuary and forever home for many farm animals. Started with the love for animals, Plum Loco teaches visitors how to love and care for some of the farm animals. Visitors can purchase fresh, nutritious food to feed the animals on site. Some animals include ponies, donkeys, pigs, chickens, goats, and ducks. On top of this, there is a play farm town for children to engage their imagination. Picnic areas and games are available, and guests are encouraged to spend time getting to know the animals, learn to treat them with respect and watch as they have fun in their environments.
4431 Plum Bottom Road, Egg Harbor, WI 54209, Phone: 920-743-1617
4.Off the Wheel Pottery
© Off the Wheel Pottery
For those wanting to do some shopping, there are many stores and galleries around Egg Harbor. Off the Wheel Pottery is a gallery held within two older buildings: a barn and a granary. A third building, newly built, houses the studio, where guests, like resident artist Renee Schwaller, create their pottery. Guests can come to see the local artists’ work, which has been handmade. Not all artists are local, some are from as far away as Florida, but the ceramics are all beautifully made and presented for patrons to check out. The gallery is only open to visitors from May through October.
4234 County Road E, Egg Harbor, WI 54209, Phone: 920-868-9608
© Woodwalk Gallery
Over 70 artists’ works are on display at Woodwalk Gallery. This gallery is much more than just a beautiful building and garden to walk through admiring the sculptures, metalwork, furniture, and more. Woodwalk Gallery brings together all art forms, like Friday Night Concert nights and the Midsummer Music Festival. When visiting Woodwalk Gallery, you’ll find so many beautiful art pieces that can be purchased only at the gallery. Rustic artwork and furniture that uses reclaimed wood are typically made to order, but visitors can check out pieces that are already built. New to Woodwalk is a layaway option, so you can purchase the art you want no matter the cost.
6746 County Road G, Egg Harbor, WI 54209, Phone: 920-629-4877
6.White Cliff Nature Preserve
White Cliff Nature Preserve is 103 acres of protected land in Egg Harbor. There is a trail that loops around the preserve, allowing guests the opportunity to walk through without disrupting the wildlife and shrubbery in the protected areas. By remaining on the path, guests will not interfere with animals establishing habitats or spread invasive species from shoes. White Cliff Nature Preserve welcomes all pets but asks that they remain on a leash and are picked up after. Whit Cliff reserves a “leave no trace” policy, where visitors do not bring items into the preserve nor take them out.
8248 White Cliff Road, Egg Harbor, WI 54235, Phone: 920-746-1359
Parador Tapas & Sangria is the place to go when you and your friends are hungry for some authentic Spanish food and drinks. Parador opened its doors in 2011and has since provided a friendly comfortable atmosphere for enjoying small plates and fun with friends. In America, small plates shared among friends may seem like a foreign idea, but in Spain, tapas allow friends to gather around a table, enjoying many small appetizers and treats, and Parador brings that to Wisconsin. Try a traditional cheese plate, served with artisanal cheeses, raisin rosemary crackers, and honeycomb. Or try a modern tapas like lobster bombas or a flatbread.
7829 Highway 42, Egg Harbor, WI 54209, Phone: 920-868-2255
8.Shipwrecked Brew Pub
© Shipwrecked Brew Pub
In 1882, the building that now houses Shipwrecked Brew Pub was built. In 2017, a fire destroyed the old building, but when it was rebuilt in 2018, the customer was kept in mind. Rather than old rooms for an inn upstairs, the second story is a dining room featuring water views. With a history that harkens to Al Capone, there are also rumors of ghosts who gently haunt the halls of the restaurant, believed to be victims of Capone’s. Shipwrecked is a brewery that creates microbrews, and a local favorite is the fried cheese curds served with garlic chili ketchup.
7791 Highway 42, Egg Harbor, WI 54209, Phone: 920-868-2767
9.The Log Den
© The Log Den
The Log Den is a warm, inviting restaurant where guests can enjoy a meal, wedding, meeting, or other events. Built in an actual log cabin, the Log Den is over 10,000 square feet and has animals carved right into the wood to search for while you eat. The menu shifts as the seasons do, so you’re always going to find a great meal with seasonal favorites no matter when you visit. For instance, check out the Bluepoint Oysters Rockefeller or the pistachio and panko encrusted whitefish. Popular in Door County is the fish boil, and every Friday night, you can make a reservation for this local whitefish favorite.
6626 Highway 42, Egg Harbor, WI 54209, Phone: 920-868-3888
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In 1983, the original owners of Chocolate Chicken decided that they wanted to share their love of fudge with the locals and visitors to Door County. Today, guests can stop in the shop to pick up some coffee, shipped in from all around the world, including South India, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Indonesia. Though the coffee is great, it’s the chocolate that shines in this store. Combining chocolate and cherries is one of the great innovations at Chocolate Chicken since cherries are a local crop. On top of chocolates, caramels, cherry sauce, and coffee, be sure to check out the mugs and shirts that bare the Chocolate Chicken crowned chicken logo.
7821 Horseshoe Bay Road, Egg Harbor WI 54209, Phone: 920-868-3983
11.Greens N Grains Natural Foods Market & Cafe
Sticking close to Mother Earth, Greens N Grains (GNG) Natural Foods Market & Café is the only natural food store in Door county. Guests can shop for fresh, frozen, bulk, and canned goods, as well as alcohol, vitamins, and body care products. When you’re feeling hungry after doing some shopping, check out the Greens N Grains Café, which is next to the restaurant. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, and all meals are made from natural and organic ingredients. Patrons can order breakfast, lunch, and early dinner options. The café also features an espresso bar and free wifi.
7821 Highway 42, Egg Harbor WI 54209, Phone: 920-868-9999
11 Best Things to Do in Egg Harbor, WI
- Egg Harbor Marina, Photo: Egg Harbor Marina
- Stone’s Throw Winery, Photo: Stone’s Throw Winery
- Plum Loco Animal Farm, Photo: Dieter Hawlan/stock.adobe.com
- Off the Wheel Pottery, Photo: Off the Wheel Pottery
- Woodwalk Gallery, Photo: Woodwalk Gallery
- White Cliff Nature Preserve, Photo: Elenathewise/stock.adobe.com
- Parador, Photo: Parador
- Shipwrecked Brew Pub, Photo: Shipwrecked Brew Pub
- The Log Den, Photo: The Log Den
- Chocolate Chicken, Photo: Barbara Helgason/stock.adobe.com
- Greens N Grains Natural Foods Market & Cafe, Photo: exclusive-design/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: Egg Harbor | Door County | Wisconsin