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Motorcycle trip

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Motorcycle trip

We are heading to Milwaukee from Nebraska labor day weekend. We are thinking of riding into door county. We are just in the planning stages so we may stay and ride in that area for a couple of days. Is there any recommendations for a central place to stay. Great riding routes? What not to miss? Thanks.

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From Milwaukee on a bike I would take the lake route through Algoma and Two Rivers. On the way home you can take 57 south into Green Bay then 43 south towards Milwaukee which is a little quicker but not as scenic. I would stay in Fish Creek and ride through Peninsula State Park then head north on 42 into Gills Rock then back south on 57 to Cave Point Park. You may want to start looking at places to stay now, Labor Day is summers last big hurrah and rooms fill quickly with some places having a 3 night minimum. Enjoy your trip!

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how much time are you allowing for the entire trip?

you might want to take a diversion down to milwaukee and check out the harley museum, if you've never been... if you're interested in aviation, another diversion is the EAA aviation museum in oshkosh.... if you're into maritime history, check out the maritime museum and sub in manitowoc.... and while in manitowoc, if you have the time, consider taking the

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ferry across lake michigan and circle around the top half of lake michigan.... very scenic.....also, consider a ferry ride out to washington island and ride around the island for part of a day.....

we liked staying at the sand bay resort, near sturgeon bay..... it's not centrally located in relation to the northern door, but we liked it nevertheless....

scenic places to check out are peninsula and whitefish dunes state parks and cave point county park.... your route should be around the perimeter of the peninsula as the interior is rather plain and much of it is farmland.....

Edited: 28 May 2013, 11:40
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the link is:

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btw, the ferry is popular with riders (i've done it a few times with the bike, and many other times with the truck), so you most likely won't be the only riders on the boat.... definitely worth doing once in a lifetime....

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Thanks for all of the info. When we leave Nebraska we are thinking of taking the Great River Road up to possibly Rice Lake (stopping somewhere in between) then cross over to Green Bay. Thinking of spending a couple of days in door county then head to Milwaukee for the 110th. I love the ferry idea and was actually talking about riding to Michigan just so we could take it across Lake Michigan. Thank goodness I still have a couple of months to plan

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you could cross and just explore the MI side for a day or 2.... after leaving the boat, you could take a jaunt north along the coastal road (M-22) to sleeping bear dunes national park, about 1.5-2 hrs ride.... spend the nite in the area, sightsee, hike, whatever, then return on the ferry....

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Check out the new Door County Visitor Bureau motorcycle microsite:

http://www.doorcounty.com/motor

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