Washington Island

Washington Island is one of Door County’s top tourist destinations offering over 35 acres of beautiful countryside and over 100 miles of roads to experience.  Enjoy a relaxing 45 min ferry ride over to the island departing from the Northport pier 2 miles from Gills rock.  Once you’ve docked stay and enjoy this quaint little Icelandic community or continue on to Rock or Plum Island for some amazing and secluded hikes.  With so much to do and see you a may want more than just a day!

Plum Island

Come explore Plum Island’s miles of rugged shoreline, towering Range Lights, unspoiled natural areas, breathtaking views, and the only remaining Duluth-style Life Saving Station in the Great Lakes. Bring your kayak or snorkeling gear and view the wreck of the Grapeshot through Lake Michigan’s clear waters. Enjoy the peace of our Refuge as you look for birds, wildflowers, or just a happy afternoon.

Beaches and Parks

With six beaches to choose from it tough to pick just one!

Places to Visit

Washington Island has several historical Museums and art centers but driving the quiet country roads of Washington Island…slowly, observing…is a must. This is a place that takes you back to how people everywhere once lived…calmly, with open eyes and a wave to their neighbors.

Death’s Door Charters & Scenic Tours

Fish on! For Fun and Adventure with family or friends – call today to schedule your private charter or scenic tour with Captain Victor Novak. Reservations are required. Times may vary throughout the season (May-October). 1-4 guests per trip.

Rock Island State Park

Drive to Jackson Harbor, buy a ferry ticket, get on the Karfi, take a 20-minute ferry ride, explore an even smaller island (900 acres), Wisconsin’s only state park that’s an island! No cars, no bikes, no stress . . . just beautiful trails, a white sand beach, and visit the first commissioned lighthouse in these waters, Potawatomi. Lighthouse keepers provide guided tours of this maritime treasure from May to October.

The Cherry Train

Washington Island’s Original Open Air Tram Tour – since 1963.
Operating May 13 – October 22. 15 miles, 1 1/2 – 2 hour narrated tour, with stops.
Leave your worries on the mainland, relax and see the island in grand style on the one and only Cherry Train!

Shoreline Scenic Cruises

Washington Island’s Original Open Air Tram Tour – since 1963.
Operating May 13 – October 22. 15 miles, 1 1/2 – 2 hour narrated tour, with stops.
Leave your worries on the mainland, relax and see the island in grand style on the one and only Cherry Train!