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Program #5743RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Jun 15 — Jun 20, 2014

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Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Accommodations are an on-campus residence hall. Double and single occupancy rooms available, all with private baths. All rooms are located on the ground floor.

Contact info:
West Kaye Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855 USA
phone: 906-227-2710
web: www.nmu.edu/housing

Room amenities: Rooms are basic dorm style and do not have air conditioning. A fan is recommended as is a small reading lamp. Refrigerators are available for a nominal fee.

Facility amenities: Access to university fitness center with pool available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $30.00
Advanced registration required and subject to availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 15 - Arrival and Check-in/Orientation
Afternoon: Check-in after 3 p.m. at West Hall followed by tour of the University Center.

Dinner: University Center - Charcoal Room

Evening: Orientation meeting and welcome in University Center. Review week's itinerary and participation handbook. Meet instructors, staff and fellow Road Scholar participants.

Lodging: West Hall, Northern Michigan University

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Accommodations are an on-campus residence hall. Double and single occupancy rooms available, all with private baths. All rooms are located on the ground floor.

Contact info:
West Kaye Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855 USA
phone: 906-227-2710
web: www.nmu.edu/housing

Room amenities: Rooms are basic dorm style and do not have air conditioning. A fan is recommended as is a small reading lamp. Refrigerators are available for a nominal fee.

Facility amenities: Access to university fitness center with pool available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $30.00
Advanced registration required and subject to availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 16 - Marquette Maritime Museum/Lighthouse
Breakfast: Breakfast in the Food Court.

Morning: Overview lecture on Great Lakes maritime history. Tour Marquette Maritime Museum, lighthouse and ore docks.

Lunch: Lumberjack Tavern, Big Bay

Afternoon: Tour Big Bay Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast.

Dinner: Dinner in the Food Court.

Evening: Optional: Movie night featuring "Anatomy of a Murder", written by Marquette's own John Voelker and filmed in the area.

Lodging: West Hall, Northern Michigan University

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Accommodations are an on-campus residence hall. Double and single occupancy rooms available, all with private baths. All rooms are located on the ground floor.

Contact info:
West Kaye Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855 USA
phone: 906-227-2710
web: www.nmu.edu/housing

Room amenities: Rooms are basic dorm style and do not have air conditioning. A fan is recommended as is a small reading lamp. Refrigerators are available for a nominal fee.

Facility amenities: Access to university fitness center with pool available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $30.00
Advanced registration required and subject to availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 17 - Maritime History/Life-Saving Services
Breakfast: Breakfast in the Food Court.

Morning: Lecture by local historian and maritime history expert on Great Lakes shipwrecks, lighthouses and the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Lunch: Lunch in the Food Court.

Afternoon: Learn about the U.S. Life-Saving Service on the Great Lakes. Optional: Tour of the DeVos Art Gallery and new Art and Design facility. Free time for non-participants.

Dinner: Dinner in the Food Court.

Evening: Hear ghost stories of the Great Lakes. Refreshments served.

Lodging: West Hall, Northern Michigan University

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Accommodations are an on-campus residence hall. Double and single occupancy rooms available, all with private baths. All rooms are located on the ground floor.

Contact info:
West Kaye Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855 USA
phone: 906-227-2710
web: www.nmu.edu/housing

Room amenities: Rooms are basic dorm style and do not have air conditioning. A fan is recommended as is a small reading lamp. Refrigerators are available for a nominal fee.

Facility amenities: Access to university fitness center with pool available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $30.00
Advanced registration required and subject to availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 18 - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore/Great Lake Boa...
Breakfast: Breakfast in the Food Court.

Morning: Travel to Munising, MI to view the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore from the Miner's Castle Lookout and tour the Sand Point Boat House, a U.S. life-saving station with an authentic rescue boat.

Lunch: Munising restaurant.

Afternoon: Board a glass bottom boat and tour wrecks of ships that sailed the Great Lakes before the turn of the century. View preserved vessels through a glass hull as well as sights above water including Grand Island, the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and the old East Channel Light, one of the earliest established lighthouses on Lake Superior. If time permits, stop for a guided tour of Lakenland.

Dinner: Dinner in the Food Court.

Evening: Evening is free for exploring the area on your own. We are available to help with suggestions.

Lodging: West Hall, Northern Michigan University

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Accommodations are an on-campus residence hall. Double and single occupancy rooms available, all with private baths. All rooms are located on the ground floor.

Contact info:
West Kaye Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855 USA
phone: 906-227-2710
web: www.nmu.edu/housing

Room amenities: Rooms are basic dorm style and do not have air conditioning. A fan is recommended as is a small reading lamp. Refrigerators are available for a nominal fee.

Facility amenities: Access to university fitness center with pool available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $30.00
Advanced registration required and subject to availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 19 - Tilden Iron Mine/Ski Hall of Fame/Michigan Iron I...
Tilden Iron Mine/Ski Hall of Fame/Michigan Iron Industry/or Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum followed by the Celebration Dinner.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Food Court.

Morning: Orientation, bus tour and walking tour of Tilden Iron Mine. In operation since the 1970s, it is the only iron ore processing facility in the world with the capacity to produce both hematite and magnetite iron ore pellets.

Lunch: A tasty lunch served at the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame. Tour the facility after trying the Upper Peninsula's signature miner's lunch treat.

Afternoon: Tour the Michigan Iron Industry Museum where hands-on exhibits, outdoor interpretive paths and a presentation depict the large-scale capital and human investment that made Michigan an industrial leader or Cliffs Shaft Mine, featuring Barnes and Hecker Mine Disaster artifacts, photographs and mining memorabilia.

Dinner: Celebration Dinner and music.

Lodging: West Hall, Northern Michigan University

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 20 - Program Concludes.
Breakfast: Breakfast in the Food Court.

Morning: Check-out and departure by 10:00 a.m.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
1 Performances

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