SemSeg's Segway experts equip urban explorers to cruise through Detroit at up to 12.5 miles per hour during self-guided tours. A brief orientation covers proper techniques for turning, stopping, and impromptu jousting. Then, motorists hop aboard scooters and travel up to 24 miles on a single charge. The long battery life allows motorists to cruise down the Riverfront, circle 14-acre Hart Plaza, and crisscross the Rivard Plaza in a single trip. Though SemSeg encourages DIY tours, their guides lead weekend tours through downtown and down the Riverwalk.
Offering unique "backseat" tours of Detroit, tour guide and Michigan native Joseph C. Krause hops into tourists' cars where he guides them through the streets and sights of the city. Often taking roads less traveled, his tours take visitors on an insider's route through the ever-evolving metropolis where he sheds light on little-known facts. Tour routes are entirely customizable, Krause is a wealth of knowledge on any trip, which can last anywhere from a few hours up to an entire day.
Nestled among 100 acres of lush vineyards that have blossomed for more than 25 years, Mastronardi Estate Winery cultivates 18 different kinds of grapes that resident winemaker Lyse Leblanc transforms into a prize-winning slate of wine varietals. Lakes Erie and St. Clair sandwich the region, naturally maintaining a suitable vine-harvesting climate that yields the building blocks of sweet dessert wines, crisp whites, bold merlot-cabernet amalgams, and sparkling varietals. Visitors tap into a rainbow of elegant elixirs during tours, tastings, and seminars, decamping to the winery's European-inspired tasting boutique, where a knowledgeable staffer points out oft-overlooked subtleties, such as the pinot grigio’s hints of honeydew and longing. Mastronardi Estate Winery donates a portion of proceeds from the floral-inspired Brianjë riesling to the Batten Disease Support and Research Association in memory of the daughter of owners Eadie and Tony Mastronardi.
Acres of vineyards, secluded beaches, and nature reserves engulf Canada's southernmost island, prompting guides at Explore Pelee to lead adventurers through the flourishing landscape while sharing information on its wildlife and history. Tours range from island-encompassing motor tours to specialized bike tours of historic lighthouses, cemeteries, nature reserves, and wineries. Explore Pelee founder Anne Marie—whose personal drive has helped her cross five continents and backpack through 3,400 kilometres of the Appalachian trail—enlists visitors to explore the island on heritage tours. As a former forest firefighter and Lakehead University graduate, Anne approaches these tours with a focus on geology and agriculture, highlighting co-operative farming techniques and discussing food industry issues. Her fellow guides also lead birding tours that reveal techniques for spotting avian without startling them or provoking them to file restraining orders.
It's dark within Scare House Windsor, and visitors never quite know what lurks down the next hallway or within the next room. A maniacal clown might elicit screams, or a madman may wield his chainsaw until he's offered a job as a lumberjack. Or maybe visitors will run into Shawn Lippert, one of Scare House Windsor's sinister creators. Along with a band of volunteers, Mr. Lippert has crammed horror into every inch of the 20,000-square-foot haunted house, which has become an annual Halloween staple. Mr. Lippert's creation is so authentically spine-tingling, in fact, that he's using it as the setting for a horror film of the same name.
Windsor River Cruises' captains and their tour groups sail across the Detroit River aboard the Macassa Bay?a 197-passenger vessel with spacious covered decks, dining areas, and bars. The luxurious boat cruises past scenic sights and points of interests, while passengers listen to audio commentary on the history and culture of the area. The ship also plays host to special event and dining cruises, complete with gourmet meals, drinks, and dancing.