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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:

Oshkosh Brewery Tours

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Oshkosh Brewery Tours are not only the best way to explore Oshkosh breweries, they are also the most fun! These aren’t your normal yellow buses… these are party buses. Fully equipt with everything you need to make your brewery tour one you won’t soon forget. Oshkosh Brewery Tours are every Saturday from 12 pm – 5 pm. Only $15/person. 4 Brewery Tours, plus Free Gifts
Event Dates:
Apr 14, 2018 to Dec 29, 2018

Event Time:
12:00

Event Web Site:
https://visitoshkosh.com/events/brewery-tours/

Nutcracker in the Castle

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
The Paine presents the scenes of the beloved Nutcracker story within the historic estate. From the opening Party Scene with a giant Christmas tree to the magical Land of Sweets and the enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy, the tale unfolds throughout elaborately decorated rooms with a mesmerizing array of sights, sounds and surprises. There are three different ways to visit and enjoy the fantasy experience of Nutcracker in the Castle. Guests may take Self-Guided Tours, Candlelight Tours, and Guided Tours, with each style of tour offered at separate times. In addition to tours, guests are invited to visit the Sugar Plum Fairy’s Cupcake Café for a scrumptious treat! See below for more details about the types of tours, their dates and times, and the hours of the café.
Event Dates:
Nov 16, 2018 to Jan 07, 2019

Event Web Site:
https://visitoshkosh.com/events/nutcracker-in-the-castle/

Celebration of Lights

Event City: Oshkosh
Event Details:
Each year over 13,500 cars, packed with families and friends, drive through beautiful Menominee Park in Oshkosh to experience the magic of lighted exhibits and holiday fun. Enjoy all of this year’s amazing displays, including a 100-foot tree, sculptured scenes, animated lighted displays, Santa’s Workshop and twinkling beauty. Oshkosh COL supports our local community by collecting food every evening we are open. This effort is so much more than the three-quarters of a million lights spread over a 1.2-mile route through beautiful Menominee Park. Since 2001, attendees to the annual holiday event have donated close to 118 tons of non-perishable food, which has been donated to local pantries to feed those in need here, in the Oshkosh area. Visitors receive $1.00 off of the normal admission cost by donating an in date non-perishable food item.
Event Dates:
Nov 22, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018

Event Web Site:
https://oshkoshcelebrationoflights.org/
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