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One of the best ways to explore the peninsula and learn more about the places and attractions is on a guided tour. Get out on the boat, kayak, or segway, take a trolley, go fishing, or try a walking tour.
Boat tours give you a unique perspective of the environment and geology of Door County and are a must for every visitor. The water offers stunning views of towering bluffs and caves you can’t see from land, and some of the county’s most beautiful shoreline homes and boathouses.
Segway tours offer a way to soak in the scenery at a different pace than a hike or a drive. These are perfect for family outings with people of varying fitness and health levels who still want to experience the fresh air.
Door County Trolley tours combine food and drink with scenic vistas and historical storytelling. Find Door County’s hidden ghosts, learn about the history behind our most iconic landmarks, and meet new friends as your jaw drops taking in stunning scenery.
You can also keep it laid back with a historic walking tour through Ephraim, a picture-perfect village of historic piers, churches, lodgings, and homes.
Check out these popular destinations for scenic tours that are sure to wow you with their beauty and expand your knowledge of the county.
5 Great Tour Destinations
Door County Bluffs
Door County Bluffs are a big part of the peninsula’s ecological scene as well as a popular site for tourists and are best viewed by boat or kayak. There are many places that offer bluff specific scenic tours or offer tours that include bluff visits.
These iconic Door County landmarks are not only great places for photo ops, but are reminders of the importance of maritime history to Door County’s past and present. Door County lighthouses are best viewed from the water but many of them also offer walking tours of the grounds they are on as well as a look into the lighthouse itself. BONUS: The Door County Maritime Museum offers two yearly Lighthouse Festival tours that take participants on a tour of Door County lighthouses, even ones that are typically closed to the public.
Door County is home to eight wineries, each with their own unique styles and flavors that can appeal to many different palates. Visit and do a tasting and learn about the wine, as well as a vital part of Door County industry.
One of the best ways to experience wineries is via trolley. Door County Trolley offers a tour that takes you through the Door County Wine Trail to see different wineries. You can also tour the orchards by Segway.
While they aren’t easy to see if you take a stroll through Door County, shipwrecks are a big part of the ‘scenery’ of Lake Michigan. The best ways to see these shipwrecks is with a guide on either a kayak or boat.
With five state parks, 19 county parks, and trails on the county, outdoor adventure is easy to find.
Experience the parks by hiking the many trails. If you want to get a little taste of the possibilities a fun way to check out nature in the county is on a segway tour.
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