Wisconsin's Door County Celebrates Spring in Style

Annual Festival of Blossoms Spotlights Orchards, Wildflowers and Special Events from April 30 - June 6

Apr 02, 2010, 12:06 ET from Door County Visitor Bureau

DOOR COUNTY, Wis., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine thousands of acres of delicate pink and white cherry blossoms, brilliant displays of daffodils and tulips in public and private gardens, 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.

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The 17th annual Door County Festival of Blossoms is a 5-week long celebration of blossoming beauty framed by more than 300 miles of scenic Lake Michigan shoreline.

For the past 17 years, residents and business owners on this bucolic peninsula have planted more than 2.2 million daffodil and tulip bulbs in public displays and personal gardens. Since officially being christened in Holland in 2003, the Door County USA daffodil has added its presence to the spring bloom. At the same time, Trillium, native orchids and other wildflowers spread like a colorful blanket through open meadows and forests.

When the county's renowned cherry orchards and apple trees spring to life each May, the brilliance of their delicate and sweet-smelling blossoms takes the county by storm.  Early estimates show cherry blossoms beginning in the southern part of the county during the first week of May and apple blossoms beginning 5-7 days later. Blossoms tend to spread northward up this 70-mile long peninsula about 10 miles per day.  Door County has around 2,000 acres of cherry trees and approximately 500 acres of apple trees.

Throughout the spring season many of the county's finest inns, resorts and B&B's offer special lodging packages with value-added items such as gift baskets, fresh flowers, special activities, meal certificates and more.  Each package is uniquely different and brings out the charm and splendor of the season on this beautiful and blossoming peninsula.  As an added bonus, get a $25 Door County Gift Certificate upon check-in with any Festival of Blossoms lodging package.  Details on available packages along with booking information is available through the Door County Visitor Bureau.

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 DoorCounty.com where you can check out a list of special events, find out what's blooming and when, check out 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 more than 300 miles of shoreline, over 30 islands, 10 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