The Village of Sister Bay is a friendly, thriving community where residents and visitors alike enjoy the natural beauty of its surroundings enhanced by well-maintained parks and the natural environment. The unique charm of the Village’s waterfront, library and businesses are enjoyed and utilized by all. As Northern Door County’s year-round village, it balances the needs of a growing retirement community, while attracting and supporting its younger population with a viable economy. The Village has carefully controlled growth to maintain its charm, character and natural beauty.
Complete with a beautiful marina and breathtaking shoreline, quaint and friendly lodging establishments, delectable restaurants for every budget and palate, and opportunities for shopping and outdoor recreation, the Village of Sister Bay is northern Door County’s year-round vacation destination. Within the span of three square miles, visitors and residents enjoy a lifestyle unique to the northern end of the Door peninsula. Summers hum with a relaxed energy, while winters offer quiet beauty for reflection and renewal.
Sightseeing, swimming, hiking, sailing, skiing – Sister Bay offers visitors the opportunity to fill vacation days with activity. Or, if you prefer, little activity at all. Unplug and quietly enjoy the sunshine, or play until you’re tuckered out. The choice is yours.
Green Bay laps at the shorelines of the Village, offering world-class freshwater sailing, fishing, kayaking and swimming. Catch a scenic boat ride or share a romantic sunset cruise. Golfing, bicycling or hiking more your idea of relaxation? You’ll find a driving range and challenging golf course just south of downtown. Bring or rent a bicycle, and ride the miles of open country roads. Hike through the cedars along the shore of Lake Michigan at nearby Newport State Park. For an adrenaline pumping thrill, hook onto a zip line and sail through the trees! Or ride a Segway for a new perspective on country roads and trails. Lake Michigan often conjures summer storms, so when bad weather hits, visit one of Sister Bay’s landmarks and bowl a few games. Or check out the local history at the Corner of the Past and Old Anderson House Museum.
With more festivals and events than any other northern Door County village or town, Sister Bay is known as the “Festival Village.”