By Tim Kowols
Door County’s recognition on the national and international stages is turning into good news for tourism. The nationally recognized Door County Coastal Byway, the worldwide acclaim for the wetland habitat located within The Ridges Sanctuary, and the recent honor for Newport State Park as an International Dark Sky Park are examples of recent distinction for the area. Jon Jarosh from the Door County Visitor Bureau says such recognitions can shine a light on the attractions and introduce new faces to check it out.
Visitor spending has grown $90 million since 2009, increasing $15 million alone in 2016.