Parks and Picnic Areas in the Liberty Grove Area
Grandview Park Grandview Park is a Liberty Grove gem. Located at the top of the Ellison Bay hill this park is the scenic overlook of Ellison Bay and sits on top of the Niagara Escarpment. A park for walking, sitting and taking in the view, you don’t want to miss it. Parking for this park is on the Liberty Grove Historical Society property at 11871 Hwy 42, Ellison Bay. Take the gravel driveway in and look for the parking signs. There is no legal parking on Hwy 42.
Ellison Bay Community Park Ellison Bay Community Park located at 11953 Hwy 42 in Ellison Bay is ideal for families to spend the day relaxing. Tennis courts, children’s play ground, picnic tables and BBQs along with plenty of grass to spread out a blanket and relax. There is a sandy beach for swimming. There is a covered gazebo to come in out of the rain and the Women’s Club building can be rented for family reunions, weddings and other gatherings. Dogs are not allowed in the beach area of this park. Non-motorized launching on rocks west of the pier. Contact our Town Hall for rental information.
Sand Bay Town Park Sand Bay Town Park located at 11154 N. Sand Bay Lane on the lake side of the peninsula offers a shallow sand beach just right for families with young children. There is plenty of room to run, swings to play on and BBQ’s available for picnics. There is a concrete bathroom available at the park. Please note that dogs are not allowed in this park. This park is also a great location to begin some cross country skiing.
Hotz Memorial Town Park Hotz Memorial Town Park, located at the eastern most end of Europe Bay Rd, is the right spot for a quiet family picnic with a swim in the lake. This park is located on the Lake Michigan side of the peninsula, has picnic tables, BBQ’s, bathroom facilities and a sandy beach. Located in a wooded setting it offers a quiet place to escape to. Note that dogs are not allowed in this park. 349 Europe Bay Rd, Ellison Bay.
Gills Rock Park Gills Rock Park is located at 12724 Wisconsin Bay Rd just off of Hwy 42 in Gills Rock. Right next to the Maritime Museum, this park has a covered picnic area with grills, picnic tables, benches and a large play area for kids. There are bathroom facilities open from May thru October. Visit the museum and enjoy a picnic lunch. Dogs are not allowed in this park.
Fitzgerald Park Fitzgerald Park is at the corners of Old School Road and Garrett Bay Road in Ellison Bay.(1594 Old School Rd, Ellison Bay) This park has a small playground, covered picnic area with tables and BBQ, toilet facilities and a baseball diamond. In winter an ice skating rink is flooded when conditions are right.
Europe Lake Boat Launch A shallow launch for smaller boats, Europe Lake boat launch is located at 460 Europe Lake Road. The small grassy area also has a picnic table, grill and bathrooms from May to October.
North Bay Boat Launch This boat launch is located at the end of North Bay Road (9883 North Bay Rd) and enters Lake Michigan waters. It is only recommended for shallow launches. A single bench is available for sitting. There is a small parking area. Not recommended for swimming.
Wisconsin Bay Park Wisconsin Bay Park is a wonderful walking park located half way around Wisconsin Bay Road. There is a small parking area along with a picnic bench and park grill. Enjoy the beautiful view of Death’s Door. This park is located at 740 Wisconsin Bay Rd.
Porte des Morts Park Port Des Morts park, at the north end of Kenosha Rd where it meets North Port Des Morts,(12832 Kenosha Dr, Ellison Bay) offers a great view of Death’s Door. Equipped with a picnic table, bench and grill you can have a leisurely break from reality in this park.
Isle View Park Located at the easterly end of Isle View Rd, this park has a small picnic area overlooking Lake Michigan waters. A picnic table and park grill are available to sit and enjoy the view. The more ambitious person can climb down the small bluff to the water below.
Wills Park and Marina This park and marina is located at 12033 Cedar Shore Rd, just west of Hwy 42 in downtown Ellison Bay. Daily launching is permitted upon payment of launch fee. Slips are also located at this marina. For information on rentals for annual slips contact the town hall at (920) 854-2934. Transient slip rentals should contact our harbor master at (920) 421-1974. A viewing park was recently added equipped with benches and a wonderful view of our Door County sunsets.
Garrett Bay Park The Garrett Bay Park is located at 1310 Garrett Bay Rd. A quiet sports launch area is available as well as parking across the street. Enjoy a quiet picnic in the woods or sit at the water. This is also the site of one of the sunken ships on the Great Lakes, The Fleetwing, lost in the late 1800’s.