Fish Creek Walking Trail
The Fish Creek Walking Trail is in the heart of the village. Find a secluded hiking trail in Fish Creek, Door County, Wisconsin.
Access is at the town park just opposite of the Peninsula Park southern entrance or at the eastern end of the boat and trailer parking just off main street to the east. Please click the Map Image of the trail for orientation.
The trails are well maintained by frequent mowing. Special shoes or boots are not required, comfortable walking attire will suffice.
The trail is open for public use but only slightly used. There are no signs marking the entrance to the trails on Main Street. You have to enter the village park or trailer parking to see the trails. There are four entrances in all, two from the park on Main Street on each side of the Fish Creek waterway and two from the trailer parking.
Easiest way from the Ellmann House to the trails is to walk along Main Street to the Post Office and Community Center. Then go behind the Post Office to the parking lot and walk east. The entire trail takes about a half an hour at a brisk pace to walk both loops. There is a sign "Hiking Trail" with an arrow pointing to the trail at the Southeast corner of the trailer lot.
Trailer Lot View towards Main Street
Walking on the Trail
There are two loops on the trail, the Butterfly Trail and the Peninsula Players Trail. After entering the trail from the Trailer Lot, you will come to a "T". Walk right and you will be on the Butterfly Trail, walk left will lead to the Peninsula Players Trail.
Butterfly Marker on the Trail
After rounding the Butterfly Loop there is a connecting trail to the Peninsula Players Trail pictured below.
First Bridge on the Peninsula Players Trail
Second Bridge on the Peninsula Players Trail
The second bridge in spring and early summer has water rushing beneath it on the way to Green Bay.
Peninsula Players Trail
The image above is the Peninsula Players Trail leading into the Fish Creek park bordering Main Street at the northern most entrance.
Village Park Information Sign
Once you have entered the park, walk to Main Street and walk over the road bridge south a short distance. Reach the park there and walk down the hill towards the next entrance to the Peninsula Players loop.
Walking Down to the Peninsula Players Trail
Peninsula Players Plaque
Above is a plaque reading "Original Site of the Peninsula Players Est. 1935". The hill was a natural amphitheater for the Players.
Peninsula Players Trail Loop
Peninsula Players Trail Loop Going South
After coming down the Peninsula Players Loop bear right going west towards the Trailer Lot at the northern most egress of the Trailer Lot for the trails.
Trail Leading to the Trailer Lot
Trailer Lot as Emerging from the Trails
Once at the Trailer Lot, you may go to Main Street the way you came or go to Main Street to your immediate right. Plenty of shopping and people watching are just around the corner.
Emerging from the Trails
Above image shows walking out of the trails with the southern most entrance to the trails where the tree bends over the trail entrance. Contact Us to stay at the Ellmann House for your Door County vacation.