Cave Point Drive is Simply Beautiful
Cave Point Drive, in Jacksonport, is among the most beautiful and scenic roads in all of Door County. North Cave Point Drive begins at the intersection with Highway 57 in Jacksonport and runs on through to Whitefish Dunes State Park.
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Cave Point Drive – a great place for a bike ride or drive
Cave Point Drive is lined with forest on either side. Tall mature hardwoods, fragrant Cedar trees, and stately Pines add interest and beauty all-year-long. Summer greens, the vibrant reds and yellows of fall, and the sun shining off the ever-present greens of winter covered in ice or snow is really breathtaking. It is said that this area is home to the tallest trees in all of Door County–not a great thing for the internet reception, but simply beautiful.
Any day of the week you will find people enjoying a leisurely walk, runners training for their next race, people on bicycles, families heading over to Cave Point on quad-bikes, and even athletes training on roller-skis. The quiet and beauty along Cave Point Drive appeals to everyone.
What is a Quad or Surrey Bike?
The quad-bike might also be known as a surrey bike, pedal car or four-wheeled bicycle. Think of the Flintstones headed to the outdoor in their four-seater car and peddling to make it go. That’s the quad bike.
In use since around 1853 these bikes were at one time a form of needed transportation. Today they serve tourists wanting to explore an area and pedal taxis in small towns. They are easy to ride so people are finding them a great way to enjoy the beauty along Cave Point Drive.
Homes Inland Along Cave Point Drive
To the east Cave Point drive is bordered by forest and then the Lake Michigan shore. To the west, dense forest.
Carved out among the forest are occasional homesites. The homes range from an authentic log cabins, to elegant modern residences.
Also for sale along the inland side of Cave Point Drive are pretty homesites ranging in size from about an acre to five acres.
Cave Point Drive Home Sites for Sale
Cave Point Drive Shore Homes
The water always has a special attraction, and the shore of Lake Michigan along Cave Point Drive in Jacksonport is no exception. The shore along Cave Point Drive has many variations. All of the shore homes enjoy spectacular views of the water, and many have easy access into the water, and some enjoywhite Lake Michigan sugar sand stretching out in front of them.
The shore on the northernmost part of Cave Point Drive begins with flat shelf-rock. The homesites are fairly flat and walk directly out to the water. Move up the road a bit and the escarpment grows higher–from stepping down a few of the naturally made steps of the escarpment to high above the water with man-made stairs required to be at water-side.
Toward the middle of north Cave Point Drive the shore turns to sand, back to shelf rock and then back to sand.
The shore homes along Cave Point Drive, like the inland homes, range from the authentic log cabin to the ultra-modern.
Cave Point Drive Activities and Attractions
Along Cave Point Drive, even if you don’t own a home on the water, you’ll find several great spots to launch a kayak, canoe, or paddle board. Launch at Schauer Park (just off Cave Point Drive) and you are a short distance to view the caves at Cave Point. Lakeside Park in downtown Jacksonport is another place you can launch. You’ll have to load you gear in the car, but you will also enjoy the sandy beach. Clark Lake, on Clark Lake Court just off Cave Point Drive, has a launch on the east side and Clark Lake provides nice, quiet water, for the less experienced kayaker or paddle boarder.
Cave Point is a popular place to visit year ’round. The motion of waves through the years, centuries really, have created caves in the Niagara Escarpment. The views of the water are amazing. The sunrises spectacular. On a windy day the spray of the waves reaches to the top of the escarpment. This is likely one of the most photographed spots in Door County, and popular for afternoon picnics, weddings, and winter photography.
Next door, Whitefish Dunes State Park, an 867-acre state park preserves the most substantial sand dunes on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The park hosts a mile of sand beach, two miles of rocky shore, and the highest sand dunes in Wisconsin. 14-1/2 miles of hiking/skiing trails, with one trail to Clark Lake. Whether just biking through, stopping for the day, or attending a candle light ski in the winter, you’ll enjoy Whitefish Dunes and return often.