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Ellison Bay was founded in 1866 by Johan Berndt Eliason, Map of Ellison Bay in Door County, Wisconsin (WI) * Things to do in door countywho came to America from Denmark. In 1848, Eliason reached Buffalo, New York, where he bought a sizeable piece of land in Door County through the U.S. government. The U.S. Land Office later reported the land belonged to "John Ellison" and that the cove on the property was called "Ellison Bay".

As in the past, Mother Nature has something special in store for visitors traveling north of Sister Bay: a breathtaking vista of Ellison Bay from the crest of a 200-foot-high escarpment. The sight is particularly beautiful when fall wears its fancy dress.

Door County YMCA
3866 Gibraltar Road
Fish Creek, WI 54212
(920) 868-3660

Door County Library - Sister Bay
Mill Road
Sister Bay, WI 54234
(920) 854-2721

Peninsula State Park
9462 Shore Road.
Fish Creek, WI 54212
(920) 868-3258
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Door Community Auditorium
3924 State Hwy 42
Fish Creek, WI 54212
(920) 868-2728

Aurora Clinic, Inc.
803 Hwy 42
Sister Bay, WI 54234
(920) 854-2347

North Shore Medical Clinic
3711 Hwy 42
Fish Creek, WI 54212
(920) 868-3511

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Door County Memorial Hospital
323 S 18th Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 743-5566

Peninsula Players
W4351 Peninsula Players Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212
(920) 868-3287

Peninsula Music Festival
3045 Cedar Street
Ephraim, WI 54211
(920) 854-4060

Peninsula Art School
3900 County F
Fish Creek, WI 54212
(920) 868-3455

Visitors to Ellison Bay Arial View of Ellison Bay in Door County Wisconsinwill find numerous potters and other artisans plying their trade.

North of Ellison Bay's quaint business district lies The Clearing, a school of the arts, literature and ecology. The Clearing's campus is set amid a pristine woodland high above the shores of Green Bay.

Nearby Newport State Park, a semi-wilderness area, has within its boundaries secluded hiking and cross-country ski trails.

Gills Rock was originally known as "Hedgehog Harbor," the name given it by Washington Island fisherman and boat builder Amos Lovejoy. In 1855, Lovejoy decided to winter his sloop on the shores of a cove he liked to fish. Over that winter, a family of hedgehogs, also known as porcupines, moved on board. When Lovejoy launched his sloop again in spring, he didn't notice the numerous holes the hedgehogs had chewed in the hull. The boat began taking on water through those holes and Lovejoy was forced to abandon the sloop and come ashore. The cove was "Hedgehog Harbor" until 1870 when it and the settlement on it were renamed Gills Rock in honor of Elias Gill, a prominent lumberer.

The Clearing
12171 Garrett Bay Road
Ellison Bay, WI 54210
(920) 854-4088

Bay Ridge Golf Course
1116 Little Sister Road
Sister Bay, WI 54234
(920) 854-4085

Peninsula State Park
Golf Course
9890 Shore Road
Ephraim, WI 54211
(920) 854-5791

Door County Attractions & Things To Do

Door County Visitor Bureau
1015 Green Bay Road
P.O. Box 406
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 743-4456

The Orchards at
Egg Harbor Golf Course

8125 Elm Rd., P.O. Box 176
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
(888) 463-GOLF or (920) 868-2483

At the very tip of the Door County peninsula lies Gills Rock, where a strong tradition of commercial fishing continues today. Gills Rock offers divers the opportunity to explore the many shipwrecks in and around Death's Door. The Door County maritime museum houses many artifacts from these wrecks and chronicles the fishing industry.

Ferries to Washington Island depart regularly from Gills Rock and nearby Northport Pier.

Four miles east of Ellison Bay on the Lake Michigan shore lies Rowleys Bay, the gateway to the Mink River estuary. The Nature Conservancy shoreline of pristine wilderness is the home of many rare plants, birds and animal life. The cross on the shoreline is a replica of one built by Jesuit missionaries in the late 1600's. The bay bears the name of Peter Rowley, who lived there during the middle 1800's.

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