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Enjoy Peace, Quiet, and Cherry Blossoms in Spring

Spring in Door County is a time of renewal. Local residents come out of hibernation, gardens and wildflowers come to life, and cherry and apple trees blossom in spectacular fashion. There may be no better time to get acquainted with Door County than in the calmer, slower days of spring.

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Spring High / Low Temperature Report

March32° / 17°
April48° / 33°
May57° / 39°

Spring Sunrise / Sunset Report

March6:28 a.m. / 5:37 p.m.
April6:31 a.m. / 7:17 p.m.
May6:31 a.m. / 7:54 p.m.

Blossoms Report

April Blossoms

April is when blossom season kicks off in Door County, so you’ll see a small variety of blossoms and wildflowers just starting to appear on roadsides and in fields and preserves.

Watch for: Daffodils, Hepatica, and Rock Cress


Although we can’t be certain when local blossoms will arrive, this guide offers a pretty good idea of what you can expect during a spring visit. Follow us on Facebook for photos and updates throughout the season.

Apple Blossoms
Black-Eyed Susan
Blue-Flag Wild Iris
Bunchberry
Butter-and-Eggs
Canada Anemone
Canada Mayflower
Cherry Blossoms
Clintonia
Coralroot
Daffodils
Dwarf Lake Iris
Evening Primrose
Fringed Polygala (Gaywings)
Goldenrods
Harebell (Bluebell)
Hepatica
Indian Paintbrush
Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Large-Flowered Trillium
Marsh FiveFingers
Nodding Trillium
Pink-Flowered Pyrola
Purple Gerardia
Red-Osier Dogwood
Rock Cress
Sarsaparilla
Silverweed
Spreading Dogbane
St. John's Wort
Starflower
Starry Solomon's Plume
Swamp Buttercup
Thimbleberry
Twinflower
Wild Columbine
Wild Strawberry
Yellow Lady's Slipper Orchid

Photo Credits: Joshua Mayer & Flora of Wisconsin

A woman with a backpack hiking a leaf-covered trail through the woods.

Door County Trail Conditions

Gearing up for a day of exploring Door County state parks? Check the Trail Report to confirm the trails are in good shape before heading out. 

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Someone foraging a morel mushroom.

3 Ways to Experience a Region in Bloom

Although the start of spring is hard to predict around here, the apple, cherry, and flower blossoms are tell-tale signs that region has fully thawed out and spring is in the air. Here are three ways to enjoy the fruits of spring’s arrival:

  1. Play I Spy: Blossoms Edition: There’s no shortage of great places to view apple, cherry, and flower blossoms in Door County. Whether it’s at an orchard or farma county or state park, or on a drive through the countryside, be prepared to be awed in April and May.
  2. Hunt for Edible Mushrooms: With more than 550 varieties of mushrooms in Door County, a trip into the forest is almost sure to yield some morels or other favorite mushrooms. Then, cook up these fungi as a side dish or toss them into salad, soup, risotto, or sandwiches.
  3. Snap Photos of the Cherry Blossoms: Door County is famous for its cherries and ranks as the nation’s fourth largest cherry-growing region. Cherry-picking season doesn’t arrive until late July, but spring is the time to break out your camera and soak in as much as 2,500 acres of cherry orchards and 500 acres of apple orchards.
A woman sitting on a low tree branch along the lake.

2 Ways to Embrace Spring

Get Moving
In springtime, Door County is still emerging from its winter state. The streets and fairways are still somewhat empty, the trails aren’t quite bustling yet, and the rivers and lakes serve as tranquil escapes. Try these favorite spring activities when you’re in Door County between March and May and check out our collection of guides and reports for even more information: golf, disc golf, hiking & running, biking, boating, sailing, & paddling, or fishing.

Get Centered
As the locals gear up for the summer season, there’s still plenty to keep visitors busy. If you’re interested in an outdoors-centric trip, check out local farmers markets, scenic tours, and birding opportunities. Or, if R&R is more your thing, get centered at one of the area’s many salons & spas, restaurants, or taverns or take in some arts and culture.

Closeup of a white flower along a bike trail with a mountain biker passing in the background.

3 Tips for Enjoying Wildflowers

If you visit Door County between late May and early July, you are in for a colorful treat. While wildflowers can be found throughout the counties’ trails, it is still important to practice these three Leave No Trace tips so we can protect these delicate treasures for generations to come.

#1. Increase your knowledge by packing a field guide: Looking to find a specific flower? Do your research beforehand so you know whether that species is commonly found in the woods, in meadows, or near the shore. The more you know, the easier the flowers will be to find. 

#2. Take only pictures and leave the wildflowers: While wildflowers may seem abundant in our county, imagine if everyone one of Door County’s two million visitors took even just one. Before you know it, all the magnificent blooms would be gone. Save the memory by taking a picture instead.

#3. Avoid introducing invasive species: Much like wildflowers, many invasive plant species will begin to appear in the spring. Help prevent species such as wild parsnip, garlic mustard, and spotted knapweed from spreading by cleaning your shoes and bike tires before and after every outing.

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From the Newsletter: The Paddling Guide

If warmer weather and extra sunshine have you daydreaming about paddling, Door County should be your next paddling destination.

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Sunlight filtering in through the trees.
Empty chairs around a fire.
A woman holding white balloons at the waters edge.
A wooden walkway through the woods.
Cherries on a cherry tree in the snow.
Tree-covered bluffs at the lakefront.
A woman walking through rows of blossoming trees.
A wooden walkway leading to the lake.
White flowers at the edge of the lake.
An orange and yellow sunset through the trees.
People playing disc golf.

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