By Tom Jordan
Something magical will begin in just a few short weeks. The days will grow shorter, the evenings will be cooler and the leaves will start to change into a fireworks display of color.
This is when tourists return, festivals will be celebrated and the entire Peninsula will be converted to one of the most colorful destinations in the country. It starts earlier farther up north. If you take the ferry to Washington Island you can climb the stairs at Mountain Park Lookout Tower and see a vast variety of breathtaking colors in every direction.
Near the middle to end of October, all of Door County will be blessed with some of the most spectacular scenery of the year. Make sure you visit all our state parks. This is where you can experience winding trails and vistas that dazzle at every turn. In Whitefish Dunes State Park Old Baldy is the last remaining tower on the Peninsula and gives you a 360-degree vista. And at Potawatomi State Park the ski hill provides an unbelievable view of colors for miles and miles.
Fall. The time for fresh apples, tomatoes, corn and an autumn display of color that will take your breath away.