Take This Road Trip To The Most Charming Highway 42 Towns In Wisconsin

The Door County Peninsula is one of Wisconsin’s most popular tourist destinations but travelers to the county face a choice. What highway to take? Highways 42 and 57 split just north of Sturgeon Bay, and both roads offer a spectacular journey north up “the thumb.” But some of the county’s most charming villages are on the west side of the county and Highway 42 will take you through all of them.

Here’s what’s waiting for you on the trip, which will cover about 26 miles and take 46 minutes. But that’s if there’s no traffic and you don’t stop, which is not very likely on this trip! Plan for a day or more to explore these places.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

Get more ideas of things to do in Door County, as well as places to stay, here. If you decide to venture beyond Gills Rock, you can take a trip down the windiest road you’ll ever travel!

Address: Egg Harbor, WI 54209, USA
Address: Fish Creek, WI 54212, USA
Address: Ephraim, WI, USA
Address: Sister Bay, WI, USA
Address: Ellison Bay, WI 54210, USA
Address: Gills Rock, WI 54210, USA