Chicago | August 28, 2014 9:00 am

Door County Rental Guide

By The Editors

Summer fades.

Fall looms.

And there will be no better place to watch the leaves turn than Door County, Wisconsin.

And so we proudly present our Door County Rental Guide, your resource for the finest homes on that inscrutable peninsula — or, as many say, the Cape Cod of the Midwest.

If you want the best homes, now is the time to start planning.

On order:

  • An eco home with expansive Lake Michigan views
  • A modern, sun-filled lake house refuge perched on a wooded bluff
  • A rustic cottage with its own bocce ball court

And more. Now, you may be wondering: What’s there to do in Door County?

First, know this: tourist season tapers off by the end of September, so all those pretty lighthouses? And state parks? Consider ‘em yours.

Make it a point to hike the cliffs of Peninsula State Park. Climb up Eagle Tower for a bird’s eye view. Take a selfie. Seriously, do this.

Also essential: kayaking Cave Point, a series of hollowed-out rock formations near Bailey’s Harbor. Also plan a day trip to Washington Island. Take the ferry from Ellison Bay. Rent a moped. Get lost.

And lastly: You’ll be on more than 2,500 acres of cherry orchards, so you can’t leave without sampling some ol’ fashioned Door County cherry pie.

So there’s plenty to do.

Get to it. Enjoy the guide.