Located near the tip of Wisconsin's Door Peninsula, The Clearing is situated on the Niagara Escarpment, a limestone cliff that rises out of Lake Michigan's Green Bay and defines the western edge of Door County. The Clearing's physical assets -- beautiful views of the water and the setting sun, historic stone and log buildings and hiking trails that wind through the property's 130 acres of forest and meadow - combine to create one of Door County's great cultural and natural treasures.
Ellison Bay Map & Driving Directions:
The Clearing is located in a peaceful part of Door County just north of Ellison Bay Wisconsin. We're considered "Off the Beaten Path" and as a first time visitor, The Clearing can be difficult to find. But don't be discouraged. Click on the map to the right for a detailed local map of the area and for wonderful driving directions from our friends at Google Maps.
The Clearing's interactive map will serve as your online virtual tour guide. Yes, we all agree that in order to truly appreciate the splendor of all Jensen and Mertha created you must experience The Clearing first-hand. However, our Interactive Map is the next best thing to walking the peaceful paths of The Clearing. Take a look and read about the main buildings and landscape features that blend to form this unique property.
Clearing Trail Map:
The Clearing is 128 acres of beautiful meadows, forests and lakefront. Several miles of walking trails wind through the property connecting the historic buildings, breathtaking vistas and peaceful woods. The Clearing's trail map identifies the property's main buildings and landscape features and includes the roads and trails that connect them. This helpful map will allow you to fully explore this intreging landscape and might just keep you from getting lost! (Some trails, especially along the bluff, are rugged and should be used with care.)
The Clearing's central campus is the hub of activity during the summer. The Main Lodge is centrally located and contains the dining room, library and kitchen. Several historic stone and log buildings surround the Main Lodge and serve as living quarters for students. Classrooms are located a short walk through the woods just to the north and to the south of central campus.