Pre-Trip Fun for Door County, Wisconsin
"The Great Outdoors" -- This classic John Candy movie, set in a fictional Wisconsin town, features wildlife you'll find in Door County. (Tweens and teens)
>Stovetop Fish Boil -- The fish boil is a Door County tradition. Try this mini version before you go.
Cherry Pie -- Door County is an abundant producer of cherries, featured front-and-center in this simple pie.
"B is for Badger: A Wisconsin Alphabet" by Kathy Jo Wargin -- Preschoolers and early readers can learn about some of Wisconsin's wildlife in this colorful book. (Ages 2 to 8)
"Wisconsin: From Sea to Shining Sea" by Bettina Ling -- Middle readers can find out all about Wisconsin's history, culture and geography in Wisconsin. (Ages 4 and up)
"Weird Wisconsin: Your Travel Guide to Wisconsin's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets" -- The older set will love learning strange and spooky factoids about their vacation destination. (Ages 9 and up)
Cute Canoe -- Make a tiny replica of the same kind of canoe Native Americans once would have paddled through the treacherous straits surrounding Door County.
German Gingerbread House -- Door County's population is about 40 percent German. Try making a faux gingerbread house from the classic German bedtime story Hansel and Gretel.