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MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN

Mackinac Island: The Jewel of Michigan

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Program #1575ENZ
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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Explore the treasures of Mackinac Island as you delve into the island's glorious history, geology, natural beauty, architecture and modern life. Discover old-world traditions as you learn about the island's early economic and military importance as well as its development as a Victorian resort. Customs and cultures will come alive through lectures and field trips with local residents and area experts. A field trip to Fort Mackinac, a carriage ride around the island and afternoon tea at the historic Grand Hotel will enhance your visit.


Highlights

• Discover the valuable roles horses play on the island during a narrated carriage ride.
• On a walk with a naturalist, explore the island's beautiful natural spaces up close, then juxtapose your natural encounter with afternoon tea amid the elegance of the historic Grand Hotel.
• Learn why Mackinac’s Victorian homes are an important part of island history on a field trip with the Deputy Director of Mackinac State Historic Parks.

Program Notes

Transportation by foot, horse-drawn carriage, bike.

Activity Notes

Walking 1–2 miles per day. Paved and unpaved roads, some hilly terrain, stairs.

Date Notes
6/7/2015
The program week takes place during the island’s annual Lilac Festival. The festival celebrates the island’s historic varieties of lilacs, as well as its distinctive equestrian culture, historic appeal, and local cuisine. Special activities are scheduled as part of the program, including a session on lilacs with a renowned expert, a visit to the Governor’s Mansion, and A Taste of Mackinac, a culinary event that features Chefs from the islands’ restaurants.

Coordinated by Central Michigan University.


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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