Jul 17, 2018
Shh…keep these sports quiet (just kidding, of course)! Word has actually spread rather quickly about silent sports over the last few years. Beautiful destinations like Door County have seen interest continue to blossom in an upward trend seasonally.
Well-stocked with natural, scenic landscapes, the Door Peninsula is home to many State Natural Areas as well as five Wisconsin State Parks. This includes Peninsula State Park, where outdoor adventures abound at Fish Creek’s northern border!
In case you haven’t heard this phrase before, the term “Silent Sports” refers to a variety of outdoor activities designed to keep people active while removing distractions from the beauty of nature.
The primary distraction being referenced is that of big, noisy motors that so often put a damper on the serenity of your experience in the woods or out on the water.
Silent sports have become a path away from those things; the pursuit of reconnection with the natural world. Luckily, in our cozy community, it’s undeniably simple.
Some of the best biking in all of Door County resides in Fish Creek’s backyard: Peninsula State Park! If you’re a true “spokes-person,” you’ll love what our gorgeous surroundings have to offer.
Take the scenic route as you cruise down the shores of Green Bay with limestone formations on one side and towering cedars on the other.
Aptly named, Peninsula Park’s paved Sunset Bike Trail delivers on its promise of radiant skies in the evening as the sun retreats beneath the horizon.
A nice ride for both avid cyclists and relaxing family rides, this is a must-do for silent sports enthusiasts!
Door County is, in fact, a peninsula, and our maritime culture runs as deep as the blue waters below. Naturally, one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the surrounding waters is to embark on a paddling adventure.
A tremendous 1-mile canoe or kayak excursion will transport you from the shores of Peninsula State Park to the 38-acre paradise of Horseshoe Island.
As a desirable fishing location, this rocky plot of land can only be accessed by boat and is the perfect remedy for an adventurous soul. Hiking is also a popular activity upon your arrival.
With multiple public boat launches around the village, Fish Creek is the ideal spot to set off in your own canoe or kayak.
Simply check the weather conditions and hit the open water to gain unique perspectives of our coastline at your own pace.
If you’re really looking for some local insight, Door County Kayak Tours offers guided access to area caves, shipwrecks, and lighthouses.
These 2 to 3-hour adventures are great for all ages and skill levels and offer some of the most unique views at our remarkable landscapes and historic sites.
For those silent sports adventurers who prefer two feet on the ground over two feet on the pedals, there’s still plenty for you to enjoy here.
Come experience our local parks and exciting race events to really get your blood pumping.
We know we keep mentioning our favorite Wisconsin State Park, but there’s just so many darn activities to do here, and hiking is one of the finest.
Eagle Trail is well-known in the area as a challenging, yet highly satisfying walk in the woods. Along this 2-mile path, you’ll encounter ups, downs, uneven areas, steep terrain, but also some breathtaking vistas that are well worth the effort.
The cliffs and closeness to the waterfront are simply magic!
Located across from Not Licked Yet on the other side of the highway, Fish Creek Park offers views of rolling bluffs on hiking trails between trees and meadows.
Sunset Beach, on the other hand, is equipped with benches, picnic areas, and comfortable places to watch the sunset, you can actually feel life’s stresses drift farther and farther away.
Plus - both parks are pet-friendly, so your dogs are welcome too!
We also have fantastic annual running and multi-skill race events held within close proximity to Fish Creek. Think you have what it takes to compete?
Gaining more traction each year (pun intended), participation in winter silent sports like fat tire biking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing are on the rise. The reason? No one likes to be cooped up all winter long!
Fortunately, Fish Creek has an excellent place to trek, ride, or glide through the snowy months.
Cross-country ski and winter hiking trails are color coded by difficulty, which is a wonderful place to start for couples or families new to these frosty outdoor activities.
With over 6-miles of enchanting routes to explore, you’ll break through your winter blues so fast that you’ll forget you ever had them.
If heading outside to work up a sweat while experiencing the joys of our serene natural areas and parks sounds like your idea of a great time, there’s no better place to visit than Fish Creek, Door County.
Go with an old favorite or try something entirely new! With so many outdoor activities to consider, you’re sure to find the perfect match for your next adventure.
As always, if you have any questions or would like more information, give us a call at 800.577.1880. See you out there!