About GDA

The Glidden Drive Association (GDA) has been in existence for over 50 years. It is an association of the property and homeowners that work together on a volunteer basis to protect the property values, complete projects for the betterment of the neighborhood community and promote and advance the interests of the property owners. It operates with a board of directors and officers. The board meets quarterly. If you have property fronting on Glidden Drive in Door County, Wisconsin you are eligible to be a member of GDA.

An annual meeting every July offers members an opportunity to meet others and have a voice in the community. Immediately following is the annual picnic. The website is the preferred method of disseminating information to the membership. However, for those members who are not able to access the website, updates are mailed out throughout the year as necessary. Annually, a directory of names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses is mailed to the membership. Scheduled social events are offered year round. Additional benefits include group pricing on propane. For details on the Propane Program "click here."

Glidden Drive is biologically the most diverse of Wisconsin's 117 Rustic Roads. It has 13 Lake Michigan beach accesses. Five streams are on Glidden Drive: Shivering Sands Creek (the most famous-historic in Door County), Lily Bay Creek, Fisher Creek, Vernal Creek (intermittent) and Underground Creek with Swallets. A public boat ramp at Lily Bay was historically a commercial freight dock. Glidden Drive skirts the largest natural area in Door County, the Shivering Sands Wetland Complex.

The residents on ‘the drive’ are proud of the unique combination of woods and shore frontage that comprise our environment and enjoy many benefits and opportunities the area has to offer.



Jane Hensge

Paul Kasriel

Richard Buscher

Frank Lubinski


Key Contacts

GDA Information Manager - Ward Cramer

Website Liaison - Nancy Goldberg

Propane Program Coordinator - Jerry Schomburg

Social Events Coordinator - Jane Hensge