About Sister Bay

Sister Bay is the year-round community of northern Door County and offers amenities to make vacations and life for year round residents a well-rounded experience.

Average seasonal temperatures

Spring: March 38/22 F˚, April 52/33 F˚, May 65/42 F˚

Summer: June 74/51 F˚, July 80/58 F˚, August 77/57 F˚
Always bring pants and a warm wind breaker with you for nights in Sister Bay – the wind off the bay can be cool.

Fall: September 69/50 F˚, October 57/40 F˚, November 43/30 F˚.

Winter: December 30/17 F˚, January 25/9 F˚, February 28/11 F˚

If you’re coming in either Spring or Fall, bring warm rain gear, preferably the type you can separate if the weather is warm, and clothing for both warm and cooler weather. Nights are cool.


Whether fishing from shore or out on the open water, the Green Bay waters surrounding Sister Bay offer an abundant and versatile fishery. Spring and Summer months offer good smallmouth bass, brown trout, walleye and northern pike fishing. Anglers can cast rapalas and spoons hoping for the big one, or go with the old faithful worm and bobber combination that seems to never fail. Try the outside of the downtown marina breakwater, or the outside wall at Yacht Works marina on the north edge of town, (do your best to stay away from docked boats.)

Just offshore Sister Bay, fisherman catch King Salmon throughout the summer and early fall, trolling down-riggers and dipsy divers. The state DNR’s purchase of the old wagon trail launch on Waters End Road means great Lake Michigan access is soon to come.

Winter months offer great brown trout and whitefish ice fishing. Contact one of the locals or an area guide to ensure safe ice conditions and good fishing techniques. Good fishing to all!

Farmer’s Markets

Sister Bay is host to a Farmers Market offering fabulous fresh produce, flowers & prepared foods. Produce and flower availability changes with the seasons.

Saturdays: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Farmers’ Market at the Corner of the Past. Fresh, locally-grown vegetables, flowers and prepared foods from certified kitchens are available in this colorful, historical farmyard setting. Local artisans demonstrate their craft during the Markets each Saturday. Visit: www.sisterbayhistory.org for the schedule.