24003
Michigan

Mackinac Island Adventure for Women: The Jewel of Michigan

Mackinac Island was a fur trading post, Revolutionary War site, Victorian resort destination and much more. Alongside encouraging women, explore this small island with a big story.
Program No. 24003RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,599

At a Glance

Explore the treasures of Mackinac Island, sans vehicles, with a group of empowering women as you delve into the island's glorious history, natural beauty, and unique modern life. Discover old-world traditions as you learn the island's early economic and military importance as well as its development into a Victorian resort. Customs and cultures will come alive as camaraderie grows during lectures and field trips with local residents, area experts and newfound friends. Experience the island’s charm on this adventure for women with a field trip to Fort Mackinac, a carriage ride around the island and afternoon tea at the historic Grand Hotel.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking 1-2 miles per day. Paved and unpaved roads, some hilly terrain, stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Build connections with fellow Road Scholar women through exploration, learning and fellowship on this women’s-only adventure.

General Notes

Transportation by foot, horse-drawn carriage, bike.
Featured Expert
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Steve Brisson
Steve Brisson is the Deputy Director of Mackinac State Historic Parks. A Michigan native, he completed his graduate internship at the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village. Steve previously worked as a curator for the State Historical Society of Wisconsin before joining Mackinac State Historic Parks in 1996. He has written several articles and books on Mackinac Island's history. He works out of the Mackinac State Historic Parks Mackinaw City office in the winter and the Mackinac Island office at Fort Mackinac in the summer.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Jo Blunt
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