Door Peninsula is famous for more than scrumptious cherries and beaming lighthouses! You’ll travel northward to explore unique landscapes of the Door Peninsula that were developing long before tourists flocked to this vacation destination. Red Banks Alvar State Natural Area hosts the rare alvar community that occurs on flat limestone or dolomitic bedrock with shallow soils. We’ll explore the State Natural Area and see its distinctive blend of boreal, southern, and prairie species. Then, we’ll travel further up the peninsula to the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Nature Preserve features the beautiful ridge-swale landscape along the shoreline, home to rare and threatened species.
Leaders: Jake Koebernik (WI DNR) and Tina Lee (Door County Land Trust)
Duration: 4.5 hours
Activity Level: Medium
Photo by Thomas A. Meyer/DNR