By Tim Kowols
With Door County sitting at 90 percent peak fall color according to Travel Wisconsin, the Washington Island Ferry is gearing up for big weekends ahead. Columbus Day and Sister Bay Fall Fest weekends are usually the busiest time of the season for the ferry line as visitors line up on the dock to check out the leaves on Washington Island. Ferry President Hoyt Purinton says technology has allowed people to time their trips better and in turn, extend the season with it.
The Washington Island Ferry runs 11 round trips daily until October 28th. If the leaves hold on longer than that, visitors will only have six trips to choose from until winter.