Dark Sky in Door County

Our journey on Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula will begin at Rowley’s Bay. On arrival, we will discuss the trip, distribute, and pack group and personal gear for the following morning’s trip. After loading boats, we will make our way to Newport State Park and a waterfront camp site accessible only by backpacking or paddling.

On day 2, we will explore the Lake Michigan coast with either a trip to Spider Island, the Mink River, or north along the shoreline. Newport is designated a Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association so expect the views of the Milky Way to be amazing!

Our final day will lead us back to Rowley’s Bay to meet our cars. We will gather for a meal on the peninsula before making the journey home.

Trip includes logistics planning, campground reservations and fees, parking, and all group meals. Group members will be expected to assist with minor camp duties and sharing the load with group gear.

Group members are expected to provide their own boat (minimum 14′ 6″ with sealed bulkheads in bow and stern), personal paddling and camping gear, clothing, and snacks.

It is expected that participants interested in joining this trip will have participated in a minimum of three, full day journeys e.g. longer than 8 nautical miles, be appropriately skilled in group travel, self and assisted rescue techniques.

Cost: $195 per participant

Dates: TBD 2020

Time: Meet at 12:00 pm on Friday

Location: Rowley’s Bay Resort, WI

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