Annual Door County Lighthouse Walk moves to 2nd weekend in June

The popular Door County Lighthouse Walk is moving. A fixture in the middle of May for the past 15 years, the event is being moved to the second full weekend in June beginning in 2009. That means next year’s Walk will take place on June 13-14, 2009.

In approving the move, the museum’s Board of Directors pointed to unpredictable weather and limits on family involvement as two primary reasons for the switch.

“Boat tours have become an important segment of the Walk,” says the museum’s interim director Jon Gast. “Poor weather played havoc with last year’s schedule and has also resulted in less than ideal conditions in previous years. While June doesn’t insure successful boat tours, it improves the probably of better conditions.”

Also, in was felt, the change will open up the walk experience to a broader spectrum of lighthouse lovers since it will take place after many schools will have closed and summer vacations will be starting.
The Lighthouse Walk will have a similar look to previous years. In addition to the boat tours, there is the traditional self-guided mainland walk which in the past years has featured the Sherwood and Canal Station lights in the Sturgeon Bay area; the Ridges Range Lights and Cana Island Lighthouse and Tower near Baileys Harbor; and Eagle Bluff Lighthouse in Peninsula State Park. The Friday evening Keeper’s Kin social is also a popular item on the schedule. Tickets sales, both by phone or on-line, will begin in early spring.

For more information contact:

Jon Gast
120 N. Madison Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

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