Long and Winding Road

Neading to the Northern Tip of Door County

Heading to the Northern Tip of Door County

When you reach the northern tip of Door County, which is also the northeastern tip of Wisconsin, there is a ferry crossing. On the ferry, you can cross the channel called Death’s Doorway to Washington Island, one of the more remote places in the Midwest.

This is the road leading from Gills Rock to the ferry. In this age when all roads are made straight, no matter the cost or reason, it’s unusual to see a road with such character.

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  1. What a great road! I wonder why it’s all turny like that. And I want to be on it on my motorcycle—ummmm, in July.

  2. “Traveling by the winding road, new adventure about to unfold…”

  3. road is snow free…well traveled?

  4. I love that road! Probably wouldn’t like it too well if I were driving the snow plow though.

  5. Bo Mackison says:

    Susan – the road is well plowed, not so well traveled.

  6. Bo Mackison says:

    Quinn – a fun motorcycle ride? Yes, and Washington Island is a great space for biking, too. But definitely not in January. July sounds perfect.

  7. This is beautiful! I love the ribbon road heading off into infinity.

  8. The road leads ever on… no matter how twisty and turny.

  9. The best part of this is the photographer realizing that is would make a very interesting photo and stopping to do it. Thanks for that.

  10. “Character” makes the world go ’round. This is great, Bo!

  11. We travel to Door Co. every year. This road has been dubbed “Tickle-Your-Tummy Road” by my family!

  12. I rode this on my ZRX1200 in ’09. Saw it in the visitor brochure and hoped to find it, and when we did, it was spectacular!

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