Mackinac Island and Michigan Coast

Mackinac Island and Michigan Coast

October 7-20, 2021

Our fall foliage trip takes us back to Mackinac Island and the coast of Lake Michigan! After spending the night in Tulsa, Effingham, IL and Grand Rapids, MI, we make our way to Traverse City, MI stopping at Sleeping Bear Dunes and Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive for photo ops. From there we head to Charlevoix, MI for two nights. A step-on guide will give us a tour of the city and we have planned a boat tour at Beaver Island, which focuses on the northern end of the island and the harbor area. We will tour charming St. James village including its lighthouse on Whiskey Point, shops, museums and churches. The tour then proceeds to the west side of the island to see spectacular Donegal Bay with views of High, Whiskey, Trout and Garden Islands. Finally, you will visit Protar's home and tomb and hear the intriguing history of this fascinating man. The next day we drive to Petosky for the Painted Ladies tour (colorful Victorian homes and cottages), the Gaslight District for lunch & shopping, and the Tunnel of Trees scenic drive before arriving in St. Ignace, MI for the night. The next morning a ferry will take us to Mackinac Island where we will enjoy a carriage ride tour and overnight stay at the famous Grand Hotel. Dinner that night at the hotel will be fun and formal! The next morning. we will be treated to a deluxe breakfast at the hotel, then time to shop and see downtown before ferrying back to St. Ignace. After overnighting in Munising, MI our next adventure is a boat tour of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, which hugs the south shore of Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It is known for dramatic multicolored Pictured Rocks cliffs and unusual sandstone formations. We then drive to Milwaukee, WI for the night. The next morning we have planned a tour and lunch at the Harley Davidson Museum, then we will head to Spring Green, WI to see the eccentric House on the Rock, Alex Jordan's dream house built atop a chimney of rock. As we journey home we will stop in Dyersville, IA to see the "Field of Dreams" film location and overnight in Des Moines, IA and Stillwater, OK. As always there will be many surprise stops along the way!
The cost is SINGLE: $4195 per person; DOUBLE: $2995 per person; TRIPLE: $2595 per person. A $200 PER PERSON deposit reserves your space. A $1500 PER PERSON deposit is due no later than Sept. 3, with the remaining due no later than Oct. 1. Cost includes transportation, lodging, breakfast each morning, dinner at the Grand Hotel, and all activities.
Activity level: medium