Tucked away on the eastern shore of the Door County Peninsula in Wisconsin, Baileys Harbor is a hidden gem when it comes to vacations. With over 6,000 acres of public lands prime for trailblazing and connecting with nature, it's no wonder Baileys Harbor is known as the prettiest town in Wisconsin.
Top attractions include Cana Island Lighthouse, Door County's most photographed lighthouse, and the Ridges Sanctuary, a 1,600 acre national landmark and nature preserve great for bird watching. For drinks, visit Door County Brewing Co., a landmark, family-owned brewery that features craft brews named after local characters, locations and events.
The best times to visit Baileys Harbor are in May and June, when annual festivities commence. In May, the town hosts its annual Blessing of the Fleet, an event that pays tribute to past and present fishing and maritime industries in the town, and the annual Ridges Sancutary Festival of Nature, which features bird watching and other festivitie. Meanwhile, in June, the town hosts the Door County Maritime Museum's Lighthouse Festival, which includes a tour of three of the town's lighthouses, and the Door County Beer Festival and Peninsula Century Spring Class, a beer festival and classic bicycle ride.