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Helen Banta Aug 19, 2014 at 04:04 PM

I'm going on the trip to Mackinac Island, leaving Aug. 31 & returning Sept. 5th. I live in Chicago, and I'm wondering if anyone else from this area is going, and would like to share a ride. You can contact me via this discussion board or by email:

Elaine Schuller Aug 02, 2014 at 06:33 PM

We are going on this program August 9th - 16th. Looking forward to hearing from others.

Debbie Spiceland May 28, 2014 at 04:08 PM

I 'm going on this trip June 1 - 6 2014 (next week). Is anyone going/gone?

Nancy Oakes Aug 03, 2013 at 01:24 PM

My husband and I are new to RS. This is our first trip. We are coming in from Minnesota. Looking for advise on suggested readings before arriving for the Mackinac Island program.

Alice Wittmann Jun 19, 2012 at 04:38 PM

And how do you get to the hotel from the ferry?
Road Scholar Jun 21, 2012 at 02:48 PM

There is a taxi that runs, it’s about a 10 minute ride. Here is there contact info: Mackinac Island Carriage Tour 906-847-3323
Jacki Saunders Jun 22, 2012 at 03:08 PM

It is a short distance to walk. They will pick up your luggage. It is about a 5-10 minute walk.
Jacki Saunders Jun 22, 2012 at 03:09 PM

We were there a couple of weeks ago and had a great time!

Alice Wittmann Jun 19, 2012 at 04:38 PM

We are enrolled in the Mackinac island Program. What is the best thing to do to get to the Island? Take the ferry?
Jacki Saunders Jun 22, 2012 at 03:10 PM

Take the ferry. We took Arnold Lines and would use them again.
Robert Shattuck Sep 09, 2012 at 08:46 PM

Looking forward to the program 9/16. This will be our first RoadScholar trip.
Robert Shattuck Sep 09, 2012 at 08:48 PM

We welcome any input from anyone who will be on this program with us. Looking forward to meeting you.
Alice Wittmann Sep 10, 2012 at 09:40 AM

We have done several RS programs and have always been pleased. Really looking forward to this one. It is always fun to meet new people and see new territory. We live in South Carolina so we are looking forward to some cool weather also.
Janan Bartell Apr 01, 2013 at 06:34 PM

Hi Alice, I'm your neighbor in North Georgia and look forward to meeting you in Michigan. I am participating with a fellow RS friend from Michigan. We met at a class in Chicago last summer and are looking forward to this trip.
Alice Wittmann Apr 02, 2013 at 08:00 AM

Hi Janan. We did the trip last fall and it was great. Hope you enjoy it. It was cool when we were there in September but beautiful.
Sarah Wilson Jun 14, 2013 at 07:19 PM

I live in Milwaukee, WI. What would be the best. Wa
Sarah Wilson Jun 14, 2013 at 07:21 PM

Way to come ? Fly into Detroit?
Catherine Huffman Jul 18, 2014 at 07:10 PM

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