The Washington Island Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Door County's only year-round island community and the largest of Door County's thirty islands with over 35 beautiful square miles and over 100 miles of roads to explore and enjoy. Your journey to Washington Island begins as you drive or walk onto the ferry and enjoy a scenic five mile route over crystal blue waters with views of the surrounding islands rocky shores, lush forests, and the serenity that you're seeking in your every day life. You're on "Island Time" now and your hectic pace becomes a distant memory and meaningful "enjoyment" begins.
By Laurel Ciohon The February 2014 issue of Lakeland Boating Magazine has paid homage to beautiful Washington Island, calling it a “cruising boaters paradise, rich with history, natural wonders and family friendly activities.” The article draws in readers by painting an attractive picture of island life – Jimmy Buffet on the stereo, frosty beverages and […]
Having grown-up on Door County’s ‘mainland,’ Washington Island was always a mysterious place to me. I traveled there once or twice as a child, but don’t have any real memories of those trips. As some city dwellers tend to view Door County’s mainland just as skeptically as I viewed Door County’s northern-most region of Washington […]
If you’ve been to Washington Island recently, you may have heard a rumor about a local Island fisherman who caught something unusual last fall in his net. Or perhaps you saw the unusual yellow shipwreck buoy outside of Ken Koyen’s Island restaurant (KK Fiske and Granary) and wondered about the back-story of where that buoy […]
Built in 1916, The Historic Island Dairy was the heart of the Island’s dairy industry for over 50 years. At its peak, the Washington Island Dairy produced milk, butter, cream and cheese. The Dairy closed in 1969 and the building stood dormant for 40 years. From 2009 to 2012, The Historic Island Dairy was thoughtfully and extensively renovated into a central gathering space…
Mar. 1, 2013 – Come to beautiful Washington Island Friday and Saturday, August 23th & 24th for the second official Death’s Door Bar-B-Q at the Washington Island Airport. Presented by the Washington Island Ferry Line and the Washington Island Chamber of Commerce, the Death’s Door Bar-B-Q is a KCBS-Sanctioned Competition with 100% Certified Judges and $7,500 in Prize Money….