Navigator News Logo

Issue 56August 2012
In This Issue
What A Place!! Parkwood Lodge!
Something to Do! Corn Fest Coming!
Door County Happenings

Door County - 

Lookin' Good! 

Sister Bay
Sister Bay
Ephraim from Across the Water
Ephraim Across the Water

Ephraim Sunset from Shore.
Ephraim Sunset

Sturgeon Bay boats
Sturgeon Bay

Cana Island View
At Cana Island Lighthouse

Visit Our Sponsors
Some of Our Favorite
Places to Stay In
Door County!
Twitter Follow
Twitter With Us!
Look for DoorCountyInfo (that's us)

Join us on Facebook! 

Quick Links

BLOG WITH US!'s  BLOG is hot!

We are in the thick of summer and it's been a hot one.  You can still come up and escape the heat - take a sailing tour, a scenic boat ride, parasail, hit the beaches!
We continue our monthly feature for this year's Navigator News(tm):
1) What A Place! details a delightful inn or other special place that we think you will like with lots of details!
2) Something To Do! which will lead to to fun things to do in Door County!
3) Some Door County Happenings!  Find out the latest and greatest on the Door County Peninsula!
If you have missed our past Navigator News(tm) issues or are longing to reread some, you can!  Visit our archive: archived" copies of Navigator News(tm).
In The News! 
  1. "A Peek Inside the Door," our cable TV show in Chicago, continues in its 4th month now! If you live in Chicago proper and have Comcast or RCN, tune in to Channel 25 on Mondays at 3:30PM, Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7:30.  Let us know what you think!
  2. "From the Lake to the Bay," continues to be a very popular weekly feature!  Read each each week, and read past issues as well, anytime!  Let us know your feedback!
  3. Door County Online Jigsaw Puzzles(tm)  now available for your playing pleasure - all on our website! Play now!  Wow!  New puzzles were recently added!
  4. Convenient videos and Visual Reviews(tm) are now right in the listing sections for your convenience!
  5. Find Me A Room(tm)  continues to be a huge hit - especially as we move into the big trip planning season!  Need some help finding a room or are pressed for time?  Click the Find Me A Room(tm) button on any page!  Also, register to use our Trip Planner etc. right now at let us know what you think!  Use the Trip Planner, Advanced Search and more!  Register now!
  6. The August Giveaway is already running . . . have you entered yet?  A wonderful 2-night stay in at the Parkwood Lodge in Fish Creek!
  7. "Social Media" is bigger than ever! You can now follow on Twitter!  Yes!  Look for DoorCountyInfo or click below and follow our Twitter posts.   Follow us on Twitter!
  8. Facebook: Join our Door County fan page on Facebook! We have over 7,500 fans - join us and be part of the excitement!
  9. Visit our BLOG !
  10. Most importantly, while on our site, visit our sponsors by clicking through to their websites to see what they have to offer - the site is impossible without them!
Our Sponsors Make Nav News Possible!
Please visit our Sponsors' websites!  They make the Navigator News(tm) possible and our website possible too!   And they are some of the best places to stay in Door County  - click on their banners and see what they have to offer - and tell themThe Shallows Resort Banner  you like them supporting Navigator News(tm)!  Here's is The Shallows to the right - great place in Egg Harbor. 

Thanks for your readership, and here we go . . .Summer is still with us - so make your plans now on DoorCountyNavigator.comusing out Trip Planner (register to use)!

Dan Silvestri
What A Place!
Parkwood Lodge


By Donna Marie Pocius

  Special to


When you see s'mores kits being sold at the front desk, you know you have chosen a lodge that is perfect for the family and anyone who loves the outdoors. 


Parkwood Lodgeis located in Fish Creek just north of the downtown area and south of Ephraim's picturesque harbor.  The lodge-with diverse accommodations in four buildings-sits on nine acres. So you have of a feeling of being away from it all even though you are near Door County attractions.


The owners, who took over the property (formerly known as Beowulf Lodge) in 2008, continue to put their own mark on the place.  A wonderful indoor pool was remodeled right away in spring 2008. More recently, the lobby and game room (with pool table, pinball machines, video games) were remodeled with new paint color and carpeting.


A new bonfire pit has become a popular outdoor gathering spot-hence the sale of smores kits at the front desk.


New landscaping is sprucing up the area between the indoor pool and rooms. And this is more thanParkwood Lodge 2010 banner just a pretty  walkway. Guests can relax in the space, complete with a peaceful and pretty fish pond.  


Parkwood Lodge has many affordable accommodations.  Some have a king-size bed. Others are set up with two queen-size beds.  Suites, accommodations with kitchenettes and lodge rooms are available.  Rooms in the Birch Building have just been outfitted with new room-darkening window treatments and new bed linens.


Upcoming autumn specials include one called "So Delicious"-a partnership with the English Inn. Also, a package with American Folklore Theatre for their fall show at Peninsula State Park is planned.


Learn more about Parkwood Lodge and other fine places to stay in Fish Creek at


Here's Something to Do!

 Corn Fest Coming!

 By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to


Now, here's something you won't find in the city or burbs: a corn fest complete with a corn maze, corn and pie eating contests and prizes.


Schopf's Hilltop Dairy is hosting Corn Fest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at the dairy farm, 5169 Cty. Rd. I,

Egg Harbor Lodge Banner 

  Sturgeon Bay (one mile east of Carlsville). The event benefits Sunshine House, Sturgeon Bay.


Schopf's Hilltop Dairy, home of the Dairy View Country Store, is promoting "fun for the entire family" at this year's Corn Fest. 


A highlight of the event is the grand corn maze, which has a theme of "Cookie for President," this year. The massive maze was creatively carved through about 10 miles of cornfields and offers participants three different trails.


Cookie the cow is Dairy View's mascot, depictedBridgeport Waterfront Resort   in advertising and a tall cow monument on the Schopf Hilltop Dairy farm property. The maze design shows the beloved  Cookie standing behind a podium as farm animals cheer her on, waving the flag. The backdrop is the U.S. 


"We decided we wanted to teach the kids about political things going on this year. And we figured Cookie would be a good candidate, and we ran with it. Her tagline is 'Mootivate America.'  We've been having a lot of fun," said Roxanne Schopf, co-owner of Dairy View, which has been designing mazes on its rural property since 2001.

 Newport Resort Banner

Corn Fest fun continues with sweet corn and pie eating contests and a corn café, where people can buy corn on  the cob, hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, cookies and more. 


Rounding out the event are a bake sale, live music and children's games.  More information is available by calling Sunshine House, 920-743-7943.

 Door County Happenings


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to


Here are some recent Door County Happenings!


In Carlsville, the Roadhouse Food and Sprits reopened in mid-July--about one year after a fire destroyed the building.


Sassy Girl is a new boutique in the Main Street ShoScandinavian Lodge Bannerps, Egg Harbor.  The boutique, with another location in Green Bay,  carries dresses, tops, jeans, handbags and jewelry and promotes "New York style without New York prices."


In Sister Bay, the Hudson Road Trading Company is closing; the owners are promoting that "everything must go." The store is currently open weekends only. 


In Fish Creek, the Blue Horse Café relocated to a spot across from the Fish Creek beach. They serve coffees, teas, sandwiches and smoothies.


The Cookery's wine bar continues to host a music series on Thursday nights in August.  Planned are performances by Jeanne Kuhns and Lost Mothra on Aug. 15, Julian Hagen on Aug. 23 and Kalen Keir on Aug. 30. The music beings at 8:30, but Keir will start at 8 p.m.  A small plate, appetizer and dessert menu is available, and there is no cover charge.