By Tim Kowols
The fall colors are hitting their peak locally, giving more good news to area businesses. Even with some green on the trees in some areas, TravelWisconsin’s Fall Color Report says Door and Kewaunee County are at 100 percent peak color. A wet summer followed by a cool start to September started the process a little bit earlier than usual, but mild temperatures halted the progress until now. Washington Island Ferry Captain and Townliner Motel owner Joel Gunnlaugsson says it makes for a busy month.
Although it no longer keeps track of direct spending, Jon Jarosh from the Door County Visitor Bureau says when they did keep count, the fall represented nearly a third of all the business done in the area.