Explore Door County

Exploring by bicycle or on foot starts at Robins Nest Cottages! We are located a few minutes from Peninsula State Park’s main entrance.  Guest adventure option: Walk or hop on your bike and go to Fish Creek Public Beach to swim and sunbathe, then come back to play volleyball and cook your dinner on one of our many charcoal grills.


Nicolet Beach in Peninsula State Park is 3.6 miles (about 17 minutes by bike) Peninsula Park-View is the closest accommodation to Nicolet Beach (red pin). Click on the map to view in Google Maps.

Fish Creek  The main public beach is a 9 minute walk and only 2 minutes by bike.

Ephraim The main public beach is a 5 minute drive north on Hwy 42.

map to nicolet

Theater, Music and Movies

Northern Sky Theater, Fish Creek
Peninsula Players, Fish Creek
Peninsula Music Festival
Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Egg Harbor
Skyway Outdoor Drive-In Theatre, Fish Creek. Only 5 minutes by bike or 10 minutes on foot from Peninsula Park-View.

Restaurants, Cafes, Coffee

Blue Horse Beach Cafe  PPV guests are special! ask for a coupon at check-in. Best coffee in Door County. Voted #1 lunch destination by locals.
Old Post Office Restaurant & Fish Boils  PPV guests are special! ask for a coupon at check-in
Alexander’s of Door County One of Ron & Carole’s favorite Sunday brunch options 

Galleries & Shopping

2forU Design & Gallery:  Peninsula Park-View guests are special! ask for a coupon at check-in. featuring work by Door County artists:  Photographs, watercolor paintings, fine art reproductions, cards.
Cottage Row Framing & Gallery, Fish Creek
Paintbox Gallery, Ephraim
Guenzel Gallery, Fish Creek

 Festivals & Events (some)

Renaissance Faire  June, July
4th of July Festivals July 3-7
Sister Bay Brick Party ( LEGOS), July 21-22
Door County Plein Air, July 22-28
Festival of Fine Arts, Sister Bay Aug 11
Blues on the Bay, Ellison Bay August 25 3-9
Marina Fest, Sister Bay Sept 1-2
Inside Outside Sale, Fish Creek Sept 28-30
Pumpkin Patch, Egg Harbor Oct 6-7
Fall Fest, Sister Bay October 12-14
Jack O’Lantern Days, Fish Creek Oct 26-28

Winter Fest, Fish Creek February
Brown Trout Tournament, April
Half Marathon & Nicolet Bay 5k, May
Blossom Run, May  Egg Harbor
Fleet Blessing, Baileys Harbor May
Maifest & Run, Jacksonport May
Lighthouse Festival, early June
Goat Parade, Sister Bay early June
Steel Bridge Songfest, mid-June 
Paddlefest, Sister Bay mid- June
Fyr Bal, Ephraim  mid-June

Riding through the park and in need of maintenance? This DIY free bicycle maintenance station is located at the quiet middle entrance to Peninsula State Park. It sponsored by Ron and Carole Vande Walle, located at Peninsula Park-View and is open to everyone!IMG_1294 bike station, small, undistort