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Guided Segway Tours of Sturgeon Bay and Other Major Attractions in Door County
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    Posted: May 4, 2019

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Whether you are a regular visitor to Door County, or you’re planning your first trip, there is so much to see and do. Glide N.E.W. (Glide Northeast Wisconsin) has been operating one of the most unique experiences in Door County for nearly 15 years – guided Segway tours of some of the hottest spots on the peninsula.

Get up close and personal with places like Peninsula State Park, Sturgeon Bay’s Coast Guard station and Lighthouses, Sister Bay, and many more with professionally guided tours. Tour groups can range from four to 40 people, and tour lengths range from 50 minutes all the way up to their longest tour of five hours, the Washington Island Half-Day Tour.

There are very few limitations when it comes to riding a Segway. If a person can comfortably stand on a Segway for an extended period, they will be able to enjoy a Segway tour. All ages are welcome, and even encouraged to join in on the experience. Glide N.E.W. focuses on nature, history, and fun!

Training takes approximately 10 minutes and very little skill is required. Just stand, lean forward or backward to speed up and slow down, and left or right to turn. That’s it!

A Company with Door County Roots

Nick, owner of Glide N.E.W., started the company to spend more time in Door County during the summer, and it grew into a year-round, multi city tour operation.

Before becoming a full-time tour operator, Nick was teaching grade school in California where he lived with his wife. During the summer months they would travel to Door County to spend time with his wife’s family where she grew up, and he fell in love with the area.

Glide N.E.W. started with 11 Segway Personal Transporters and for the first eight years operated for 2 months during the summer, but as it became more popular Nick decided to follow his dream and move his family to Wisconsin and start giving tours full-time.

Glide N.E.W. does business as Segway the Door Tours, and Segway the Fox tours, giving guided tours in Door County, Green Bay, Fox Cities, and throughout Northeast Wisconsin.

 

Sturgeon Bay History

Get to know the city of Sturgeon Bay like never before with the Historic Sturgeon Bay tour. This tour is great for regular and first time visitors alike.

The tour starts at the Door County Maritime Museum where you will learn the history of the tug boats, the canal, and the shipping history of Door County.

The tour continues to the Coast Guard station and then on to the bridges of Sturgeon Bay. You won’t want to miss the history of how the canal was built and the city’s love for their bridges!

This two-hour tour will take you through the many neighborhoods of the city as you take in all the history and sights.

Spoiler Alert: One of the Green Bay Packers biggest names has history in the city!

24th Annual Door County Lighthouse Festival Tours

Celebrate this special event by getting to know the lighthouses of Door County. With access that isn’t typically open to the public, you will get a one-of-a-kind experience with these historic landmarks.

The Baileys Harbor Lighthouse tour gives you a unique view of the lower range light in the Ridges Sanctuary, and fantastic views across the water to the Bird Cage Lighthouse.

The Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard and Lighthouse Station tour takes you through the city next to the canal for an in-depth experience.

When: June 7-9, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Duration: 2 hours
Cost $79-$89

For more information on this and other special events check out Glide N.E.W.’s special events page.

Start your Adventure

Your Door County adventure starts with Bay Shore Inn. Book now for the best rates of the season, or call 800.556.4551