Hello and welcome to Door County Jellystone Park. We’d like to take a few minutes and talk to you about the benefits of renting a cabin for your next camping trip. We see a lot of travelers here in Sturgeon Bay and find that many of them would love to stay at a campground while here, rather than a hotel, but they don’t have the equipment or the time to pack the gear. Others may have parents or grandparents who are RVers and they would love to visit them but there isn’t enough room in the rig for everyone to sleep. Some people are visiting on business and would like to bring the family for a little added vacation time. In all these cases, a cabin rental is perfect. [Read more…]
Kids. Where do they get the energy? How can you keep them entertained and away from the television for any length of time? How do you get them to play together and have fun for several days at a stretch? You bring them to us.
Jellystone parks are made for families with kids. We love to have fun and we love to make sure you and your young ones have a memorable time while camping here. There really is something going on every day. We love to celebrate the holidays such as Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, and Halloween. But it doesn’t always have to be for a special occasion. We like to have fun all the time. We have pool parties, plenty of activities, Christmas in July, arts & crafts, Hawaiian Luaus, and even a seventies weekend. [Read more…]
There are lots of sweet treats you can make from your campsite other than S’mores. You can make them rich with chocolate or fresh with fruit. We found some recipes you might like to try.
Roasted Strawberries in Marshmallow Fluff looks almost too pretty to eat. It’s a nice treat because it’s light and sweet with just a hint of that toasted smokey flavor from the campfire. It’s all on a skewer and made individually as wanted. [Read more…]
This is the time of year that we’re all thinking of pumpkin flavored treats. We can have it in our coffee, sweet rolls, and even pumpkin scented candles for our home. It’s become quite the rage these days. One thing we don’t hear so much of any more is the fabulous results you can get from roasting the pumpkin seeds you have once you’re carved your Halloween pumpkin. It used to be tradition to roast them and we think you’ll love it if you try it this year.
The seeds you roast will come straight from your recently carved pumpkin. You’ll get about a cup of seeds from a medium sized pumpkin. Make sure you cover your work area because this can be messy. The seeds will be gooey and surrounded by pumpkin membrane. Clean them well by rinsing with water to remove all the excess material. Once you’re down to just seeds, blot them dry on a kitchen towel.
Now comes the fun part – seasoning. There are as many ways to season these treats as there are people who want to eat them. You can use some oil, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, honey, sugar, butter, or even jalapeno. Once you have them seasoned the way you like, you can put them on a cookie sheet (you may want to use parchment paper to save on clean up). Bake them at 325 degrees for about 40 minutes. Check them often to be sure they aren’t burning. You may want to stir them half way through. You can also cook these on the grill or over the campfire, which is even more fun.
Now you have a delicious treat to share with the family and the kids will love helping with the whole process. You can all have your favorite kind and share fond memories of roasting pumpkin seeds after carving the Halloween pumpkins.
The video below will show you three ways to roast your pumpkin seeds for a variety of flavors.
Olive Oil & Sea Salt
Cinnamon & Spice
So, so, so good. Let us know how yours turn out. We look forward to seeing you here at the campground this Fall. It’s a wonderful time of year to be camping and we can’t wait to see you.
It’s the process of tapping Maple trees for sap to make what we consider liquid gold – real maple syrup. The season lasts from 4-6 weeks in March and April. During that time you will see sap buckets hanging from trees all around the area. You may see one in the front yard of someone’s home or a whole bunch of them in a tree farm just off the highway. [Read more…]
Lots of people are ditching the pots and pans by cooking just about any meal in foil packs these days. You really can make breakfast, lunch, dinner, or desserts all neatly packed in foil and we found a really helpful walkthrough to show you how.
The first piece of advice is to use heavy-duty foil. It makes a world of difference and won’t tear off into little pieces in your food. If you only have standard foil, go ahead and double it up. [Read more…]
There are so many good reasons to hold your family reunion in a family-friendly campground. Once you begin making a list of family members and where they are all traveling from it becomes very clear that the simplest answer is to gather at a campground.
Most families cover two or three generations and there might be 50 years difference in age between the eldest and the baby. Some members might live locally, and some might have to drive or even fly to get to the reunion. This can make things complicated when you are considering staying in hotels. [Read more…]
You know they are convenient at home but the trusty old crock pot is a valuable tool around the campsite as well. As long as you have electricity, you have an easy way to get dinner started and then forget it until it’s ready. No one wants to do a lot of dishes when they are camping and the crock pot offers one-pot-meal convenience.
If you want to explore the area you can set your crock pot up and dinner will be waiting for you when you return. Many use it to keep food warm as it comes off the grill. It helps in keeping foods hot while other items finish cooking. Crock pots make it easy to plan ahead. You can cut and bag the whole meal before arriving and then just pull it from the cooler and dump the ingredients in. [Read more…]
It’s fun to get up early the first few days of camping and get a hearty breakfast going for the gang. They wake up to the smell of coffee brewing and bacon cooking over the campfire. Warm hotcakes await them as well as your famous cheesy-scrambled-sausage skillet. And after those first few days you the thrill may wear off, at least for you. We have some ideas for a few delicious no-cook breakfasts you can serve from your campsite. The family will love them and you’ll get more time to enjoy breakfast with them. [Read more…]
You’re going to have a lot of fun while camping and you also may find you need a few supplies for small medical annoyances. The kids may get scrapes and slivers, you may have allergies, and your spouse may have an upset tummy. All of these can be quickly alleviated with a small first aid kit that you brought along. [Read more…]