Travel on a horse-drawn carriage for 1.5 hours. Will need to be able to climb up three steps onto carriage. Travel on island is only by horse drawn carriage, bike, or walking. Walking exploration will be for 1 hour and will include 1 mile of walking.
In the hotel dining room, choose from a buffet with cold and hot cereal, eggs, baked goods, fruit, juices, milk, coffee, tea.
This morning we will board horse-drawn carriages to see some of the island’s most interesting sights. Our guided exploration will include views of the state park, island overlooks, and a drive by the governor's mansion. Our private exploration will conclude at the Grand Hotel.
At the Grand Hotel, enjoy the renowned Grand Luncheon Buffet with garden-fresh salads, savory cheeses, slow-roasted meats, seafood, and many varieties of fresh-baked pastries.
After lunch, we will enjoy commentary from local residents about what it was like to grow up on Mackinac Island. We will have free time for the rest of the afternoon. Explore the Grand Hotel grounds that include different gardens, a meditation labyrinth, and an art gallery. Feel free to relax on the porch or, call a horse drawn taxi and explore independently. Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what's most interesting to you. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.