Door County, Wisconsin juts into Lake Michigan about 150 miles north of Milwaukee. It’s only 70 miles long and less than 15 miles wide, yet it has more than 300 miles of coast, five state parks and enough recreational activities, theatrical performances, galleries and picturesque villages to satisfy the pickiest of people.
In the summer the fields are filled with cherries, which are rich in antioxidants and fiber. This gives people an excuse to indulge in everything from cherry muffins and cherry coffee in the morning to cherry chocolate clusters and Cherry Chardonnay in the evening. In between they can enjoy more familiar health-promoting activities — ones that involve exercise rather than eating.
As fall approaches and kayaking gives way to hiking, the cherries are replaced by apples and pumpkins, also known to be good-for-you foods. This makes Door County the perfect destination, one where folks can enjoy guilt-free pie all year long just by changing the filling! www.DoorCounty.com/