Fox River Tours – De Pere, WI
Take your group on a relaxing adventure with one of the Midwest’s best-kept secrets. Spend the day aboard River Tyme, a newly renovated 55-foot riverboat awaiting you on the Fox River. With a variety of cruise options, Fox River Tours has the perfect experience for your group.
Fox River Canal and Lock System: Travel the waterway built at the turn of the century to create passage from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi. Lock through at the hands of the tender, just as you would in the early 1900s. Learn why it was built, how it was built, why it failed to be the greatest water highway, and how the locals saved this piece of history.
Great Lakes Maritime Memories: Cruise from the mouth of Green Bay while learning about the maritime history of the great Fox River. Learn nautical terms, knot tying, shipping customs and even a song or two (if you’d like). Stop along the way for a relaxing lunch, and finish with ice cream on the boat.
Old World Mill Tour: Visit a woolen mill that first opened in 1880, and has been running ever since—same machine, same family. Then visit a 1932 working Edison hydroelectric central station, followed by a visit to the original house that was lit by its younger twin, in 1882. Eat lunch in the historic Atlas Mill, a papermaking facility built in 1878. Finally, cruise the river that brought the mills here in the first place.
For more information or to customize a tour for your group, contact Fox River Tours at 920-422-6300 or visit them online at www.foxrivertours.com.