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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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Linda from Tucson, AZ Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
Best place ever, it was stepping back in time. Very restful. Great program!

Arlene from Virginia Beach, VA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
The Mackinac Island experience provided an in-depth study of a magical place. The exquisitely talented presenters were passionate about their field and engaging (as well as entertaining). The breadth and depth of activities ensured that we are all now mini-experts on history, summer cottage architecture, flora, fauna, and fudge of Mackinac. What could be better than "high tea" at the Grand Hotel after a hike in the woods?

Becky from Coppell, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/12/14
What a memorable five days in a beautiful, almost unbelievable, location. We really enjoyed our first Road Scholar experience and already have the "Big" book out planning our next. Our leaders, Bill and Sue, kept us on schedule and provided so many experiences unique to Mackinac Island. We especially enjoyed our time with the bird expert and the local perspective provided by our final evening speaker. Loved the group, their flexibility and friendliness, and hope to meet again on another memorable adventure.

Mary Ellen from Millersville, MD Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/12/14
I thoroughly enjoyed my entire experience: the people, the island, the leaders, the speakers.... It was all great fun.

Karen from Saint Louis, MO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/12/14
This was my first trip with Road Scholar. What did I like about this experience? Everything - lectures tours, speakers, accommodations, food, and more. Very little effort on my part to have a first class experience.

Virgle from Bonaire, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/12/14
This was our first Road Scholar program and it exceeded our expectations. Mackinac Island was beautiful but the best part was the speakers who made the island come alive. The accommodations were perfect and we loved meeting a wonderful group of people from all over the country. We look forward to many more programs in the future.

Margaret from Hampton, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/12/14
Beautiful weather, wonderful location, amazing people!! Would do it again.

James from Rockford, IL Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/12/14
This program was fantastic. We enjoyed all of the speakers, especially the bird man and the horse woman. Our leaders, Bill and Sue did a wonderful job of keeping us on track and on time. We have been going to Mackinac Island for over 25 years and we were VERY pleasantly surprised by the depth of information we received. We are so glad that we were able to be part of this program and the many wonderful other participants.

Jan from Alameda, CA Number of programs attended: 40
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/12/14
Macinac Island is a unique state park. It combines old world charm and history, lush botanical beauty, fantastic water views, interesting architecture and crass commercialism. Not to be missed.

Catherine from Peoria, AZ Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 08/31/14 - 09/05/14
This was a delightful program which exceeded my expectations.

Jean from Glendale, AZ Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 08/24/14 - 08/29/14
This trip to Mackinac Island was the best. The hotel accommodations were very nice. The speakers exceptional! It was a great bunch of people! BTW, I have downloaded the books recommended to me and I even found Guernsey Literary..! Thank you all for making this a trip to remember.

Therese from Chicago, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/24/14 - 08/29/14
This was even better than expected. Gorgeous surroundings with flowers and cottages. Everywhere I went had something special to offer. Peace and quiet, no noise pollution. Speakers were outstanding.

Toni from San Antonio, TX Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 08/24/14 - 08/29/14
What a marvelous five days! I felt sorry for other (day) visitors to Mackinac Island that thought taking a short carriage ride and tasting fudge was all there is. Our total immersion into the history, culture, food and personalities of the island was told by exceptional local experts. The hotel was in a good location...the room comfortable and staff was very friendly. In August the flowers were spectacular. What a great way to spend five relaxing days.

Josetta from Chicago, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/24/14 - 08/29/14
Don't miss the Mackinaw Island program. There is a wealth of history and information awaiting you about this wonder of Michigan! It's beauty is pristine and amazing!

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