Algoma to Door County

Posted by Doug Shidell, July 22nd, 2012

Algoma to Door County: Riders have two options to get from Algoma to Sturgeon Bay, the gateway to Door County. The first is a road route along county highways S and U; low traffic roads with ocassional views of Lake Michigan, rolling terrain and alternating woods and farmland.

The second option is the Ahnapee Bike Trail, a hard packed limestone trail that runs through the center of the peninsula along an abandoned railroad right of way. The bike trail crosses the Sturgeon Bay Canal into Door County next to Highways 42 and 57.

From there go east on County Highway TT, a quiet road that doesn’t get much traffic even during the height of tourist season. TT turns south just before reaching the Lake Michigan shoreline. Go straight toward what looks like a dead end. A small road, it looks more like a driveway than a public road, turns left. Take it. The road rolls and twists through deep woods with views of the Lake and some impressive lakefront homes. This little used, well maintained, road is a cyclist’s paradise. It will take you past Whitefish Bay Dunes State Park, Cave Point County Park and north to Jacksonport. It’s a must-ride road that gives you all of the beauty and dramatic scenery of Door County without the heavy tourist traffic.

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