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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/

Winslow Homer in America at the Paine Art Museum

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
This exhibition features 125 original wood engravings by one of America’s most beloved artists, nineteenth-century painter and printmaker Winslow Homer (1836-1910). Homer began his professional career in 1857, working as a freelance illustrator for Harper’s Weekly and other popular publications of the day. With a keen sense of observation and artistic originality, Homer created dozens of iconic images depicting politics, war, and everyday life in America from the late 1850s through the late 1880s. From 1860 to 1865, Homer served as a field correspondent chronicling events leading up to and during the Civil War. His Civil War scenes are among the most powerful and accurate records of Union troop experiences ever produced. When the war ended, Homer turned his attention toward nationalistic concerns, reflecting the post-War nostalgia for America’s past through a variety of engaging themes, such as rural life, leisurely pursuits, and childhood.
Event Dates:
Feb 14, 2015 to May 31, 2015

Event Time:
11:00

Event Contact Phone:
9202356903

Event Web Site:
http://www.thepaine.org/events/winslow-homer-america/

Hops and Props

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Spend an evening sampling more than 250 extraordinary beverages from around the world at Hops & Props, an annual fine food and beverage-tasting event. Micro-breweries and distributors are on hand to teach you about the brewing process and history, and help you become a discerning beverage taster.
Event Dates:
Mar 07, 2015 to Mar 07, 2015

Event Time:
19:00

Event Contact Phone:
920-230-1900

Event Web Site:
https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa-museum/eaa-museum-events/eaa-hops-and-props-beer-festival

Trans Siberian orchestra with Mark Wood

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Mark Wood’s dexterity, ferocity, texture and attack of playing the violin almost invariably lead to comparisons with some of the rock era’s renowned guitarists. Comparisons, however, cannot come close to capturing the electricity, passion, and innovation exhibited in all of his very unique music. This concert also features the Oshkosh Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Oshkosh North and West High School choirs.
Event Dates:
Mar 08, 2015 to Mar 08, 2015

Event Time:
19:00

Event Web Site:
http://www.visitoshkosh.com/event/oshkosh-symphony-orchestra-presents-trans-siberian-evening-mark-wood/

Oshkosh St. Patricks Day Party and Night Parade

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Oshkosh’s 3nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Tent Party is Saturday, March 14th in Downtown Oshkosh. Our (heated) Tent Party is located at 547 N. Main Street and opens at 2:00 pm. The Parade steps off at 4:30 pm from Ceape Ave traveling North on Main Street past the Party Tent to Irving Ave. For more information and to enter the parade, go to www.OshkoshStPats.com. Fun for ALL ages! Full schedule as follows:
Event Dates:
Mar 14, 2015 to Mar 14, 2015

Event Time:
14:00

Event Web Site:
http://www.visitoshkosh.com/event/oshkosh-st-patricks-day-parade-tent-party/

WPS Farm Show

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
For more than five decades, the WPS Farm Show has provided an opportunity for the agricultural community to check out the latest farming equipment, machinery, tools and services. Powered by NatureWise®, the 2015 WPS Farm Show promises to be better than ever. Free motorized scooters, manual wheelchairs and wagons for attendees who need mobility assistance. Three-day silent auction to benefit the Wisconsin FFA Foundation. On-site agricultural consultants from WPS to answer energy management questions.
Event Dates:
Mar 24, 2015 to Mar 26, 2015

Event Time:
09:00

Event Web Site:
http://www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/business/show.aspx

Oshkosh Half Marathon

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Catch “Spring Fever” during the 11th annual Oshkosh marathon, half marathon and 5K run/walk, which offers scenic diversity from the historic homes to the river. Proceeds from the event benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh, Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. and the Oshkosh Area Humane Society.
Event Dates:
Apr 19, 2015 to Apr 19, 2015

Event Time:
08:00

Event Web Site:
http://www.visitoshkosh.com/event/oshkosh-marathon-half-marathon-5k/

WineFeast

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
WineFeast, presented by FNB Fox Valley, is Oshkosh’s social event of the year! Over 750 members of the community gather together at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center to enjoy the company of friends and colleagues and to sample scrumptious food and beverages. WineFeast also benefits a great cause. 100% of proceeds raised from the event will go toward fulfilling the mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh. WineFeast 2015 will take place April 25, 2015 at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center.
Event Dates:
Apr 25, 2015 to Apr 25, 2015

Event Time:
19:00

Event Contact Phone:
920-233-1414

Event Web Site:
https://secureonlinegiving.com/events/site/index.asp?eventID=1529

Mothers Day Brunch at the Paine Art Museum

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Enjoy brunch in the Paine's Conservatory with the special women in your life.
Event Dates:
May 09, 2015 to May 09, 2015

Event Time:
10:00

Event Contact Phone:
9202356903

Event Web Site:
http://www.thepaine.org/events/mothers-brunch/

Festival of Spring at the Paine Art Museum

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Festival of Spring features the Paine's annual Spring Plant Sale and over 150 vendors of original art, fine craft, plant and landscape vendors.
Event Dates:
May 16, 2015 to May 16, 2015

Event Time:
09:00

Event Contact Phone:
9202356903

Event Web Site:
http://www.thepaine.org/events/festival-spring-2/

Oshkosh Farmers Market(downtown/outdoor)

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Every Saturday from 8:00-12:30 just 1/2 block from the inn. Find amazing flowers, fruits, vege's, crafts and array of food, beverages and music.
Event Dates:
Jun 13, 2015 to Oct 24, 2015

Event Time:
08:00

Event Contact Phone:
920-252-2532

Event Web Site:
http://www.osfmi.com/

Miss Wisconsin

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
The Miss Wisconsin Organization is an official scholarship preliminary to the Miss America Pageant. The Miss America Organization (MAO) is one of the world's largest providers of scholarship assistance for young
Event Dates:
Jun 14, 2015 to Jun 20, 2015

Event Time:
19:00

Event Web Site:
http://www.misswisconsin.com/miss-wi-pageants/2015-miss/2015-info.html

Fathers Day Brunch at the Paine

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Enjoy brunch in the Paine's Carriage House with the special men in your life
Event Dates:
Jun 20, 2015 to Jun 20, 2015

Event Time:
10:00

Event Contact Phone:
9202356903

Event Web Site:
http://www.thepaine.org/events/fathers-brunch/

Oshkosh Winter Farmers Market(indoor)

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Just because Summer is over doesn't mean you can't get your fix at the Indoor Oshkosh Winter Farmers Market with lots of canned items, crafts, soup mixes, etc.
Event Dates:
Nov 27, 2015 to Apr 04, 2015

Event Time:
09:00

Event Web Site:
http://www.osfmi.com/
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