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Drawn to the mystery and romance of the sea? Then consider a B&B inn, not on the ocean, but here, in eastern Wisconsin.

Let's begin with the Door County peninsula, affectionately known by many as the "Cape Cod of the Midwest." It's easy to see why -- 250 miles of shoreline, apple and cherry orchards, artists' enclaves and natural landscape golf courses, with five spectacular state parks dotting the landscape. In Sturgeon Bay, the gateway to Door County, shipbuilders and giant shipyards provide a foil for an artful downtown community.

Is there a maritime history buff among your group? The city of Manitowoc, with its maritime museum, the largest in the Great Lakes, stands as testament to exploration and the rigors of the waters, from early wooden sailing ships to WWII submarines.

There is another city of note in this region, and its very name conjures up images of legends, not of the seas, but of the turf. Green Bay, home of the Green and Gold, our beloved Packers. A spectacular renovation of Lambeau Field and the Packer Hall of Fame calls for a pilgrimage to the site by any person claiming to be a true football fan.

Biking, hiking and fishing are plentiful in the Kettle Moraine area, named for its unique glacial features including deep kettles, glacial hills, tumbled moraines and lakes. Visitors also come to explore prairie restoration sites, grasslands and hardwood forests. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail segment here covers more than 30 miles, the length of the forest, with stretches ideal for moderate to serious hikers.

We asked our innkeepers to update you on 'what's to do' in their area:

Ephraim: Great fishing at Anderson Dock. Visit Peninsula State Park’s premier golf course, summer theater, lighthouse tour.  Trollhaugen Lodge. 

Sturgeon Bay: Come play outdoors. Concerts and live theater in a variety of locations, with 5 state and countless county parks to romp around in. The Black Walnut Guest House.

Oshkosh is known for its abundant waterways.  So, we are taking full advantage of this by offering you Pontoon trips while staying with us at the Brayton Bed & Breakfast.

Events within the Eastern Waters & Door County region:

Gallery Walk

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
On the first Saturday of every month downtown Oshkosh comes alive with the Oshkosh Gallery Walk. From 6-9pm Oshkosh galleries and businesses open their doors to feature artwork of all varieties and genres. Come join the hundreds of other art lovers who make Oshkosh the place to be on the first Saturday of every month.
Event Dates:
Sep 06, 2014 to Sep 08, 2016

Event Time:
18:00

Event Contact Phone:
(920).385.8243

Event Web Site:
www.oshkoshgallerywalk.com/

Nutcracker in the Castle

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
This holiday season, see the Nutcracker story come to life at Nutcracker in the Castle at the Paine Art Center. Thousands of visitors will come to Oshkosh to see the magnificently decorated rooms of the Paine mansion transformed into a holiday wonderland. In each of the mansion’s rooms, scenes from the Nutcracker ballet are reinterpreted through elaborate decorations. Scenes include the Nutcracker’s opening party scene, the dance of the sugar plum fairies and the land of sweets. Like the ballet, “Nutcracker in the Castle” presents a visual spectacle. On the guided tour option, actors lead visitors through the ornate rooms and hallways of the home. Live music fills the mansion, thrilling visitors with a sense of warmth and opulence. Youth ballet performers are also featured, completing the Nutcracker story through dance. At several points during the run of “Nutcracker in the Castle,” special candlelight tours will be offered. A trip through the “castle” lit by decorated Christmas trees is an unforgettable experience. SELF-GUIDED TOURS Journey through the magical settings of the Nutcracker story Nov 16, 2012–Jan 7, 2013: Mon–Sat, 11 am–4 pm (No self-guided tours on Sundays; closed Nov 22 and Dec 25, open Jan 1) Candlelight Tours A self-guided evening tour by electric candlelight Nov 21–Jan 4: Wed & Fri, 4:30–7:30 pm $11 Adult, $7 Youth (5–17) (Members FREE) No reservation necessary GUIDED TOURS Led by an actor and featuring live music and ballet Nov 17–Jan 6: Sat, 5–8 pm & Sun, 12–3:30 pm (No guided tours on Dec 1) Tours begin every 30 min and last 1 hour $21 Adult ($17 Member) $17 Youth (17 and under; $14 Member) For reservations, click on the button below, or call (920) 235-6903.
Event Dates:
Nov 21, 2014 to Jan 05, 2015

Event Time:
17:00

Event Contact Phone:
920-235-6903

Event Web Site:
www.thepaine.org

Celebration of Lights

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
More than a half of million lights spread over a mile through Menominee Park
Event Dates:
Nov 25, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

Event Time:
17:00

Event Contact Phone:
920-303-9200

Event Web Site:
oshkoshcelebrationoflights.org/scheduleofevents.php
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