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Cave Point County Park Door County

Cave Point County Park Door County Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin

Cave Point County Park Door County

Cave Point County Park Door County is located in Wisconsin in an area marketed in the tourism industry as the Cape Cod of the Midwest. Door County is located on the thumb of Wisconsin.

Cave Point County Park Sign - Winter along Cave Point on Lake Michigan.

 


The park features underwater caves, hiking trails & limestone cliffs and miles of rocky shore along scenic Lake Michigan in Door County.

Cave Point County Park I Nikki Lynn Design - The park features underwater caves, hiking trails & limestone cliffs and miles of rocky shore along scenic Lake Michigan in Door County. It is well known by the locals but seems to be overlooked by tourists. Photography prints available.


It is well known by the locals but seems to be sometimes overlooked by tourists.

 

Miles and Miles of Rocks I Cave Point - Door County I Nikki Lynn Design

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Location: 

The official address for Cave Point County Park is: 5360 Schauer Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.

Beauty in Any Season:

Cave Point Waves in Door County in winter.

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The area is outstanding in any season.

Calm Before the Storm - Early Spring

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During the spring, summer and fall, you will find rocks sculptures everywhere. The rocky shoreline attracts visitors to leave their mark.

Rocks Sculptures Everywhere - The shoreline of Cave Point in Door County, Wisconsin. The rocky shoreline attracts visitors to leave their mark.

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Hiking Trails:

There are some hiking trails that allow you to walk along the limestone bluffs and lead way to wildlife and wildflowers.

Doe in Fall Colors - Doe with the Wisconsin leaves changing colors in the background.

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There are beautiful wildflowers like the trilliums and some plants that are unique to The Door County Peninsula like the endangered dwarf iris.

If you enjoy hiking Cave Point, you might also want to explore Toff Point and The Ridges Sanctuary .

 

Winter

Winter is generally not experience by as many people as summer and fall seasons.

 



Winter is exceptional. The season brings on an elements that are unlike any other.

Cave Point County Park in Winter

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The strong wave action that you witness during the summer and fall months beats up against the limestone and creates spectacular ice formations during the winter months.

 

Cave Point in Winter Door County in HDR

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The buildup of ice can most certainly make the area dangerous. You need to watch your footing and be mindful when exploring.

 

Cave Point - Exploring the rock caverns along cave point in winter.


Strong winds, waves and ice most certainly could be a deadly combination.

 

Cave Point Ice formation in Door County, Wisconsin

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Using care and caution can be rewarding. Sometimes, the wave action on shore creates windows through the ice.


Cave Point County Park Door County ice sculptures make perfect windows to view Lake Michigan.

 

Window Through the Ice - Cave Point ice sculptures make perfect windows to view Lake Michigan.

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Spring

Having the luxury to visit such a fabulous natural landscape throughout the years there was one occurrence that I questioned.

Cave Point County Park Door County - Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

In the spring and after the water of the lake seemed to warm up it has this Aventurine coloring. Wasn’t sure why this happened.

 

Aventurine Waters Cave Point County Park in Sturgeon Bay Door County

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If you have ever held an aventurine stone in your hands, then you know what a beautiful colored stone it is. Aventurine name derives from the Italian “a ventura” meaning “by chance”.

 

Cave Point County Park Door County, Wisconsin

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By chance, I have visited on days Lake Michigan showed an aventurine coloring.

 

I had to find out why this occurs. Here is the answer: As the ice melts and the water warms up along shores of Cave Point on Lake Michigan waters it creates an aventurine coloring for a few days.

 

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I read that wave action that stirs up bottom sediments and grinds air bubbles into the water, and precipitates of dissolved calcium carbonate that come out of solution when water temperatures rise. This color change occurs as the lake warms and stirs up. An extra special event to witness and photograph.


Cave Point County Park in Door County, Wisconsin - Warmer temps brought on a very pretty green colored water.

 

Warmer temps brought on a very pretty green colored water.

It may not have rained on me while obtaining the shot below, but I did get a little wet by standing in ankle deep in water. The rain clouds the weather man promised most certainly did arrive and most certainly didn’t disappoint.

Additional Posts on Door County
Sturgeon Bay Lighthouse / Chicago Fireboat / Anderson Dock

 

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Lake Michigan is extremely cold this time of year. Even more so than during the summer.  Never thought that was possible.  Thankfully, this was only ankle deep water and my time was short lived.

 

Calm Before the Storm Cave Point County Park - Early Spring photography print

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If you enjoy camping, trails, state and county parks, kayaking and lighthouses, the peninsula has you covered.

 

There are museums and buildings that showcase the nautical heritage that produced work and was vital to the area. In the spring and summer months the cherry industry is a large draw for tourism.

 

Additional posts on Door County:

Sherwood Point Lighthouse / Baileys Harbor Lighthouse / Fred Busse Fire Boat / Washington Island / Toft Point / Starvkirke Church / Sturgeon Bay

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