Peninsula State Park – Door County Wisconsin

The Peninsula State Park -Door County, Ephraim, Wisconsin Fire tower. I’m not quite sure when these renovations happened, but the tower has been completely revamped and a ramp added to accommodate people like me. Don’t be afraid of the steep stairs in the middle of the tower – I’ve got you covered. There is a handicap accessible ramp (complete with a railing) with a very gradual ascent all the way to the top.

There is a Spectacular view at the top of the tower and it’s completely worth the effort.


No stairs for me please…

A ramp with a railing – That’s more like it.


IMPORTANT- the complete trek to the top is a ¼ mile, however there are benches spaced throughout the entire climb that offer the luxury of a needed respite – fair warning- there are no railings at the bench sites, so I did have to resort to my cane during these sections.

The whole area in Door County is charming and beautiful. The Fall is spectacular with the color change on the trees, and summers are great too.

One last important aside – there are some steep hills in and around Door County, so if you’re planning on a wheelchair ride, make sure your driver is an Olympic *Decathlete*

* The Decathlon is one of the most grueling events in the Olympics-but pushing a wheelchair around sister bay Wisconsin would make the Decathlon seem like a garden walk.

Let’s Go!

My favorite restaurants and sites:

Sister Bay- Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant- yes there are goats grazing on the roof. (check out the goat cam on their site)

Another great place with a view of the Marina in Sister Bay. There are benches at the Marina to soak up the view. Great for a cup of coffee and sit down for a few.

Chefs Hat – Ephraim

Trixies – Ephraim

White Gulls Inn – Fish Creek

Sweeties Pies – Fish Creek

Bea Ho Made Products – Gill Rock