DOOR COUNTY, Wis., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine thousands of acres of delicate white cherry blossoms, brilliant displays of daffodils or tulips and quiet forests carpeted with wildflowers. Add to that a variety of events along with special lodging packages complete with dining and activities and you've got a memorable Midwestern spring getaway ready to bloom on Wisconsin's Door County peninsula.
The 18th annual Door County Festival of Blossoms is a 5-week long celebration of blossoming beauty framed by 300 miles of scenic Lake Michigan shoreline. Highlighting the festival is the arrival of the peninsula's renowned cherry blossoms. The county's 2,000 plus acres of cherry orchards are expected to begin blooming in southern sections of this 70-mile long peninsula during the second week of May, with blossoms spreading northward about 10 miles per day.
To add to the cherry blossoms, since this festival began residents and businesses on this bucolic peninsula have planted more than 2.2 million daffodil and tulip bulbs in public displays and personal gardens while Trillium, native orchids and other wildflowers spread like a colorful blanket through open meadows and forests.
Throughout the spring season many of Door County's finest inns, resorts and B&B's offer special lodging packages with value-added items such as gift baskets, dinners for two, winery tours, massages and more. As an added bonus, get a $25 Door County Gift Certificate upon check-in with any Festival of Blossoms lodging package.
To browse through all the reasons why Door County is a great place to celebrate spring's splendor, visit the special Festival of Blossoms section on www.DoorCounty.com where you can view a list of special events, download a guide to spring garden map, find out what's blooming and when, see lodging packages and more. For personal assistance in planning your spring getaway, call the Door County Visitor Bureau at 1-800-527-3529.
Door County is a bucolic peninsula that juts into Lake Michigan in the northeast corner of Wisconsin. One of the top leisure travel destinations in America, Door County features 300 miles of shoreline, over 30 islands, 11 lighthouses and 5 state parks. It is known for its natural beauty, artistic offerings, outdoor recreation and local cuisine and offers scenic seaside experiences in the heart of the Midwest.
SOURCE Door County Visitor Bureau