Family Trip to Washington Island, Door County

This summer Michael and I took a trip to Washington Island with my parents to see the lavender fields. It was the first time we’ve been across the ferry and it was quite the experience. The day was warm and sunny as we made our way up the thumb of Wisconsin. Door County is so beautiful in summer and the streets of Fish Creek, Ephraim, and Sister Bay were filled with shoppers, crafters, boaters, and tourists. The ferry ride was about 30 minutes and it was really neat to see all of the little islands around Washington Island that have so much history. When we arrived, we headed straight for the lavender fields and were happy to see that they were in full bloom! The purple and white flowers were teeming with honey bees and monarchs which created such a peaceful environment that we couldn’t help but sit and enjoy. We visited Schoolhouse Beach, one of two all limestone beaches in the world, and climbed to the top of the Mountain Park lookout tower. By the time we made it down from the tower, we were tired and hungry, so we headed back to the mainland for a late lunch, and of course had to stop at Wilson’s for an ice cream cone! Washington Island was such a gorgeous, peaceful place and Michael and I hope to make it up to Rock Island in the near future as well.

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