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MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN

Mackinac Island: The Jewel of Michigan

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Program #1575RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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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.
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Karen from Decatur, IL Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/27/13
Most people who go to Mackinaw Island just see a few highlights and then they leave. There is so much more to the island, and Road Scholar is the way to understand the island and the people who love there.

Thomas from Savoy, IL Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/20/13
Charming and delightful. We had no idea how much there was to learn about Mackinac Island. And clearly did not appreciate how much fun it would be to seriously learn about this place. Speakers were really good-very engaging. We had been there before, but that one day visit was totally insufficient. Highly recommend. Tom & Bev Frey, Savoy, IL

Anne Lee from Delray Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/27/13
Loved the quaint area with horses and two and three wheelers for transportation. The weather was warm and beautiful to enjoy all the walking tours following the lectures.Harbor Inn was very comfortable and co-operative. The meals were served nicely by friendly and observent staff. My daughter and I did not want to leave. Would love to go again just for walking around and have tea.

Karen from Blacksburg, VA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/27/13
Mackinac Island, the jewel of Michigan is a terrific program.
I learned about the history, birding, flora and fauna, local foods, and architecture on the island.
I enjoyed meeting other participants from all over the USA.
I learned why it is called the turtle, and enjoyed the island's 'highland'.

Sue from Stevens Point, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/01/13 - 09/06/13
If you have the opportunity to attend the Road Scholar Mackinac island trip, I would highly recommend it. The speakers were entertaining and informative. We were never forced to eat fudge (even though the smell of it was irresistible)

Sue from Oneida, NY Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/20/13
Excellent Program: Beautiful scenery, great presenters and leaders. Also wonderful accomedations -- we were in the Guest House.

Mary from Madison, TN Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/01/13 - 09/06/13
Excellent program. Hotel and food were excellent.
Every speaker was well versed in his/her subject with warm and engaging personalities.Outdoor activities were wonderful.

Denise from Spotsylvania, VA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/01/13 - 09/06/13
Excellent program on a unique are of the United States.

Sarah from Burlington, MA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 08/25/13 - 08/30/13
Excellent program. Would recommend it to everyone

Pat from Overland Park, KS Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 08/18/13 - 08/23/13
The Mackinac Island experience satisfied a five-year desire of mine to enperience this location and culture plus explore upper Michigan before and after the program. Highly recommended!

Davida from Wharton, NJ Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 06/09/13 - 06/14/13
For others considering the Mackinac Island program I would suggest: Yes, sign up now. If you can do it during the lilac festival all the better (though the locals say that often the blooming of the lilacs is either earlier or later than the festival). This was a wonderful program in a beautiful part of the country. - Davida

Dawneane from Lincoln, NE Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/09/13 - 06/14/13
Who would have thought a small island could be so interesting and beautiful. dm

Meredith from Southington, CT Number of programs attended: 31
Date attended: 06/09/13 - 06/14/13
Ours was a wonderful experience with generally a fun loving group out to enjoy the beauty of Mackinac Island, the beautiful lilacs in full bloom and the knowledgeable group leaders. Signing up for the week of the lilac festival added to the many bonuses. We all came back to the mainland official fudgies. You'll have to go yourself to know what I mean!

David from Savannah, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/09/13 - 06/14/13
We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the trip. Our leader was wonderful and all the programs were very informative. It was our first Road Scholar trip and we definitely look forward to doing more. David and Mona Fuchs

Beatrice from Glenelg, MD Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 06/09/13 - 06/14/13
Mackinac Island is a magical place to visit! If you like lilacs, try to go during the lilac festival. My favorite parts of the program were the tea at the Grand Hotel; learning about and seeing/smelling all the lilacs, and listening to the horses clip clopping as they pull the carriages.

Lucinda from Bellevue, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/19/13 - 05/24/13
This is not about the website but I receive far, far too many ads and mailings from Road Scholar. I've now stopped the email ads and think I've stopped the paper ads. Twice a year is enough since most of us can look trips up online.

Carol from Lancaster, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/19/13 - 05/24/13
This was our first experience but it certainly will not be our last. Great program with diverse learning experiences that included a wonderful tea, walk in the woods. Not even fog and rain could diminish the enjoyment we found in the time we were there.

Carolyn from Erie, PA Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 05/19/13 - 05/24/13
The Mackinac Island program was wonderful. Be prepared, however, for possible very cold weather in May and in the fall.

Christine from Gansevoort, NY Number of programs attended: 28
Date attended: 09/30/12 - 10/05/12
My sister and I had a wondeful time on this program. The island is beautiful, the food was great, the leader was superb and the other participants were so much fun. I've been on 26 Roadscholar programs and this was a favorite. I did not want to leave on Friday even though the weather had turned cold. Don't miss this one.

Jody from Overland Park, KS Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/23/12 - 09/28/12
I simply can't thank each of you enough. I have taken I believe 7 Road Scholar programs and loved everyone. I have never worked with an organization who is so nice to work with and will bend to make it enjoyable and applicable for you. I should work for you I have given your email address to so many. Thank you. I drool when I get the catalog.

John from Salinas, CA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 09/16/12 - 09/21/12
Even though Mackinac Island is indeed out-of-the-way, it is truly worth the effort... in fact, the visitor may be tempted to stay a bit longer just to get everything in. Road Scholar has collected all of the best into a great visit.

Mary from Rochester, MN Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/23/12 - 09/28/12
The trip was great. So happy that I went.

Ann from Sturgeon Bay, WI Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 09/23/12 - 09/28/12
This program is a real treat. A beautiful setting, Interesting, humorous speakers, a variety of field trips. They gave a real feel for what life on Mackinac Island is like year round.

Donald from Pataskala, OH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/09/12 - 09/14/12
The program was well organized and we enjoyed seeing more of Mackinac Island than the normal visitor, especially what ha[[ens in the winter.

Marilyn from Brooklyn, NY Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 05/31/09 - 06/05/09
This was the most wonderful program I could imagine. The accommodations were great, the programs were varied and interesting, the island was magnificent.

Doug from West Lafayette, IN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/26/12 - 08/31/12
Excellent program in all respects. Great location; excellent program coordinators; speakers, without exception, excellent; solid program content. Highly recommend.

Kathryn from Neenah, WI Number of programs attended: 31
Date attended: 08/26/12 - 08/31/12
The program was delightful and all the talks given were topliners.

we especially liked the movies that described the island during the winter and all the shenanigans with the snowmobiles.............

Richard from Culpeper, VA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 08/19/12 - 08/24/12

Walter from Horsham, PA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 08/26/12 - 08/31/12
The Mackinac Island program was very informative, enjoyable & interesting. The program really ties in the various topics for a special look at the Mackinac Island setting.

Irvin from Fitchburg, WI Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 08/26/12 - 08/31/12
Mackinac Island is a beautiful, unique place (no cars!) The Road Scholar program gave me a chance to enjoy the beauty and at the same time, gave me a full understanding of the island, its culture, people, and history. I will treasure the memories of Mackinac Island for a long time!

Vivian from Fitchburg, WI Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 08/26/12 - 08/31/12
In many ways I was able to step back in time during my visit to Mackinac Island. I learned so much about the history, and life on the Island, more than I could have ever learned on my own. I was so sad to leave the Island and I hope to return some day, maybe even to stay at the Grand Hotel and have high tea again. I would most diffidently recommend this program to everyone. The horse and buggy taxis make it possible to really enjoy the Island.

Janis from Langhorne, PA Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 08/26/12 - 08/31/12
I have enjoyed over 15 programs and each one has been good - in the US and Europe. The latest to Mackinac Island was the most delightful - although there were excellent features in all.

William from Oshkosh, WI Number of programs attended: 26
Date attended: 08/26/12 - 08/31/12
It was excellent . I would recommend it to everyone

Melinda from Hagerstown, MD Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 08/12/12 - 08/17/12
This is a very good program. The presenters were excellent and showed several different aspects of the island.


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