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.
On October 25, Haunted Lumberyard will attempt to break the world record for largest Halloween Party. Organized by the creators of Haunted Kingdom, Haunted Lumberyard will feature 50,000 square feet of indoor and covered outdoor areas. Ghouls, goblins, and other costumed guests will be free to roam about the spooky space, which will thump to the music of 10 different DJs on multiple entertainment stages. Attendees will also be able to sip drinks at several bars, marvel at cirque performers, and hear about their future from fortunetellers, such as whether they'll get tacos later in the night or not.
From its 2,200 square foot facility perched at the northern tip of Walled Lake, That's WasSUP provides patrons with standup paddleboards, skateboards, and yoga classes. The outfit carries paddleboards and accessories by brands such as Michael Dolssey and Pipeline, as well as the hometown craftsmen at Quigley Customs. Customers can buy or rent equipment to spend a day on the lake participating in structured group lessons or chasing after their own reflections.
The Haunted Kingdom sprawls across 65,000 square feet, with DJs, fortunetellers, and local celebrities shambling about an eye-defying dance floor flush with thousands of revelers dressed in their best getups. Lights pulse to body-shaking bass as silk dancers twist like spiders from the ceiling above dramatically lit skeletons.
The strumming of an acoustic guitar lets you know you’ve found The Northville Winery’s outdoor patio. Live bands regularly serenade guests enjoying the patio’s view while sipping on the winery’s selection of wine and hard cider, as well as beer brought in from Michigan microbreweries. Guests can get a taste of the house’s signature vintages in preselected tastings, which bring together a flight of five wine and cider samples. The tastings can include pours from Northville's bottled vintages or the tasting room’s special menu of ciders, which only flow from the winery's taps and the cider fountain at the owner's home.