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“What Polar Vortex ???” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Peninsula State Park

Peninsula State Park
9462 Shore Road, P.O. Box 218, Fish Creek, WI 54212-0218
(920) 868-3258
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Fish Creek
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Biking, Sunbathing, Hiking
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Owner description: This park's 3,775 acres have miles of hiking and biking trails, and clean, uncrowded beaches.
Illinois
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“What Polar Vortex ???”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

After a nice hearty breakfast (Al Johnsons...will review that later) and with a brisk actual temperature of 7 degrees, above zero, my travel companions and I embarked upon a few hours of snowshoeing in Peninsula State Park. For starters, the staff at the park headquarters was very friendly and also informative and helpful. We were delighted to find out that Peninsula SP has specially designated snowshoe trails. This is a real plus for us "shoers" because we are discovering that cross-country skiers do not like sharing their trails with "us". So we were treated to several miles of freshly powdered trails that ran right along the shore of Nicolet Bay, which is a part of Green Bay, and , of course, Lake Michigan. These trails were beautiful and peaceful and remote, in other words, perfect! Between the splendor and the workout we never even noticed the temperature, therefore never needed to make use of the warming huts that are available. This is a beautiful state park and looks to be a fantastic place to camp in the summer. It's a must do, especially if you like to snowshoe.

Visited March 2014
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“Gorgeous and Peaceful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Camping here is a lot of fun. You can swim, bike, walk, climb Eagle Tower, visit the lighthouse, go to nearby shops, and spend time with family and friends!

Visited June 2013
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“Great for biking!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This park offers various outdoor activities (hiking, swimming, biking, etc) and beautiful views of the lake! We biked through the entire park stopping to see the lighthouse and swim at Nicolet Beach. The bike trails are very well-mantained and the beach was nice and sandy. I recommend going early as the park fills up in the afternoons in the summer.

Visited August 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Beautiful scenery, great trails and plenty of gunshots and fumes”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We came up to Peninsula State Park on Valentine's Day weekend for the day to cross country ski and see the park during the winter. Overall the trail network is good for the beginner and the experienced skier. We enjoyed following several loop trails that totaled about 4 hours. Everything was great with two major exceptions: the constant gunfire that felt like you were in a warzone instead of a state park and the amount of snowmobiles crossing the trails.

The Peninsula Gun Club is less than 5 miles from the state park. Given the fact that Door County is roughly 70 miles long it is somewhat mind boggling that a gun club would allowed to operate so close to such a large public park that so many people visit for solitude and the wilderness experience. Door County has over 250 miles of snowmobile trails, yet in Peninsula State park they have a larger trail network than there is for skiiers. Listening to semiautomatic rifles and sucking in snowmobile fumes for 4 hours while on such a beautiful trail is just not a very pleasant experience, especially after paying $25 annual park fee and the $4 trail fee. The gunshots are very loud and are constant, and anyone who has hiked or skied near snowmobiles knows how long their fumes linger.

We did plenty of skiing and hiking at Whitefish Bay Dunes State Park where there were no gunshots or snowmobiles, just plenty of fun, quiet, and very beautiful trails (without the trail fee too).

Visited February 2014
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Newton, Massachusetts
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“Beautiful place to hike, bike, beach, picnic, camp”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This state park is absolutely beautiful. The bike trails are well maintained; the hiking trails are great and have several levels of difficulty. Climbing Eagle Tower is always fun; the view is spectacular. The Lighthouse is fun for a short tour. Nicolet Beach is lovely with a nice sandy beach. Plus, it has bathrooms; picnic area; grills; concession stand; kayak and canoe rentals. We coordinate family groups (2 months to 90 years old) with some biking, some hiking, some driving and all meet up at Nicolet Beach for a picnic. Delightful.

Visited October 2013
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