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Fabulous Labor Day Weekend at Door County, WI

SAVE THE DATE!

Welcome to our first camping trip to Door County, Wisconsin! Beaches, bays and forests are keys to this lovely peninsula, located 275 miles north from Chicago. For us, outdoor lovers, this is a perfect place to spend a long weekend and say good bye to the summer and hello to Miss Fall.

We will be camping at the Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek, Tennison Bay Sites for 3 nights. Pine Point has booked 5 sites next to each other, and each site has a fire ring and picnic table. You’ll be happy to know that shower facilities have hot water and are free. Our sites are within a five minute walk to the shoreline, with bike trails, hiking paths and sandy swimming beach, even a golf course, right around the corner.

We have planned many activities for you to choose from, please keep in mind that participation is optional, the only requirement for this trip is: to have good times!

AGENDA:

Day 1 - Friday - arrive at the camp ground, set up camp (hopefully before the sun sets); happy hour and welcome BBQ dinner in the evening.

Day 2 - Saturday - 8.00 am breakfast; we’ll regroup and depending on the energy levels all campers will have a choice of:

·  40 miles road bike ridefrom park out towards Egg Harbor with a stop for lunch

·  12 miles off-road bike ride at Peninsula Park. State trail pass is required

·  9.6 miles hike on the Sunset Trail with Hidden Bluff spur 

·  Spending a day at the beach, go for a run, rent a paddleboard, relax and read a book

·  Playing golf at Peninsula State Park Golf Course 

·  Making your own art at Hands-On Art Studio  or visit Edgewood Orchard Galleries 

·  Wine tour of Door Peninsula Winery: Simon Creek Vineyard & Winery 

Saturday is also our day for POTLUCK dinner! If you’d like to participate, please bring a small dish to share with all the other campers - the grills and stoves will be ready to go at 7.00 pm.

Day 3 - Sunday - 6.30 am breakfast; leave campsite at 7.30 am to catch 9.00 am Washington Island Ferry from Northport Pier, located 18 miles north from the park on the tip of the Door Peninsula. We will be biking the island for approximately 30 miles. (You can rent bikes at the island, and apparently they can deliver the bike for free to the ferry – ask us for more details). If biking is not your thing, but you would still like to tag along, there is still plenty things to do on the island, like taking Cherry Train Tour. Round trip ferry passenger ticket w/bike is $17.50 and Combo Ticket (Ferry plus Cherry Train) is $28.00. We will make stops by Stavkirke Church & Schoolhouse Beach, with lunch stop at the Nelsen’s Hall Bitter’s Pub, where you can earn Bitter’s Club certificate if you are up for the challenge. Return Ferry leaves at 5.00 pm and that gets ups back to the park around 6.30 pm. 

The place we chose for a group dinner is a local restaurant called The Cookery in Fish Creek.

Day 4 - Monday - 7.00 am breakfast; pack camp leave at 11.00. If you can stick around for few more hours, we are planning for a 12.30 pm Kayak Caves and Dunes Tour at Whitefish Dunes State Park in Sturgeon Bay. This is a 2 hour kayak tour during which we will be exploring Cave Point, see the sea cave, Niagra Escarpment and the Australasia, the longest shipwreck in the world. The cost is $52.75 per person including tax. Just in case, we made a reservation for 10 kayakers (we can add more kayaks). After the tour you are free to hike Whitefish Dunes or relax on the beach before heading home.  

Again, if you are not in a kayaking mood, you are welcome to hang out at the camp site instead or do other activities in Door County for the day. The campsites need to be vacated by 3:00 pm.

And this is where we end our trip….

PROVIDED BY PINE POINT:

·  Campsites & Firewood

·  Friday BBQ dinner (burgers, hot dogs, salad, chips & salsa, dessert)

·  Saturday, Sunday and Monday breakfast (cereal, bagels, fruit, coffee, tea)

·  Maps & guidance

·  Spectacular Sunrises and Sunsets not to forget stars

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

·  Annual Wisconsin State Park Vehicle Admission Sticker if you purchased one (or buy a 3 day pass just at the campground for this weekend)

·  Tent, footprint, sleeping bag & pad; folding chair

·  Headlamps/flashlights with extra batteries

·  Bikes, skates, kayaks etc.

·  Bug Spray

·  Rain gear just in case; zip lock bag

·  Swim suit & beach towel

·  A big smile& camera

·  $$$ to pay for lunches, Washington Island Ferry and Kayak Tour; fees to the WI parks

·  Your favorite drink and snacks ; small dish for Saturday pot luck

Make sure to check out the CAMPING LIST recommended by REI.

COST:

$65.00 Pine Point Members

$70.00Non Pine Point Members

Payment is due at the time of RSVP. We recommend paying by check, written to Pine Point Ski Club and sent here. If paying by PayPal, please add $3.00 convenience fee and send your payment to “dukesno2 at hotmail.com” Chase Quickpay is also available upon request.

RSVP/PAYMENT DEADLINE AUGUST 27

CARPOOLING:

Available and highly recommended, as there is a cap on how many cars can be parked at each campsite. Just let us know if you need a ride or if you have a ride but need a companion to ride with and we will do our best to match you up. Please provide your anticipated departure time and location.

For questions/comments, please contact Basia at bcholewa at hotmail.com

Looking forward to seeing you!!!!

PPSC

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  • Deb M.

    Just fabulous!

    3 · September 7, 2015

  • Basia

    September 3, 2015

  • Basia

    September 3, 2015

  • Deb M.

    I'm interested in the kayaking trip, I left a message with the kayak tour company - so looking forward to this!

    September 2, 2015

  • Basia

    10 spots on the kayak tour sold out. Please call Door County's Adventure Center directly at (920)[masked] if you want to join the group. The reservation is under "Basha". We are doing "Caves and Dunes Tour" at 12.30 pm on Monday, Sept 7.

    http://www.dcadventurecenter.com/whitefish-dunes-state-park.html

    August 27, 2015

  • Carol J.

    Sorry for the late cancellation, but I got a last-minute project and have to work over the weekend. Have fun.

    August 21, 2015

    • Basia

      No problem Carol. Thanks for the update. We hope to see you at our next event!

      August 21, 2015

  • Deb M.

    Hi, tried to pay via pay pal, but the address is not accepting payments, pls advise?

    August 16, 2015

    • Deb M.

      I sent my payment via snail mail today.

      August 17, 2015

  • Basia

    Rose, the cost is per person and for non members it is $70.00. Kayak tour is $52.75 per person.

    August 16, 2015

  • Rose

    Hi, I am signed up as Laura's guest. Is the $65. per person or per site? I sent a paypal. We are interested in Kayaking btw. Sounds like a great trip.

    August 16, 2015

  • Laura

    Hi there! We just signed up and am wondering if I can bring my pop up of if we must have a tent. Please let me know. Thanks!

    August 16, 2015

    • Basia

      Hi Laura - tents are preferred. The sites are shaded, non electric, I am afraid that there may not be enough room.

      August 16, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Guys - 80% of spots sold out! The trip is in 3 weeks and we are getting close to being sold out completely. Thought you'd like to know :)

    1 · August 12, 2015

  • Mike C.

    Hi.This is Mike Cusack. My wife, Debbie, and I are planning on going. Looking forward to having a good time!

    June 22, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking to share a ride. I live in Andersonville on the North Side of the city. Will pitch in for gas.

    June 20, 2015

    • Basia

      Hi Maria, we will coordinate carpool as it gets closer...Thanks for joining!

      June 21, 2015

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