Trip to Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island

The Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center is in the process of finalizing a trip to Mackinac Island. The anticipated departure date is the 2nd or 3rd week of May 2023. This 9 day trip will include 12 meals. Starting in Chicago with a tour of the city, it will then travel to Grand Rapids – Charlevoix and Mackinac Island. On Mackinac Island you will stay at a hotel often used In films, the Grand, for 2-nights. After Mackinac Island the trip continues to Bay City, Dearborn and finally Southfield.

Mackinac Island sits in Lake Huron, between Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas. Mackinac Island State Park, with trails, woods and the limestone Arch Rock formation, covers most of the island. Founded in 1780, Fort Mackinac is a walled cluster of military buildings on a coastal bluff. The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum has local works, including Native American art, maps and 19th-century photos. 

For centuries, visitors have enjoyed this national treasure that’s home to historic Fort Mackinac, world-famous Mackinac Island fudge and car-free streets full of horse-drawn carriages. This ideal vacation spot is a paradise of exploration with incredible natural landmarks, awe-inspiring sunrises and unforgettable sunsets. There’s unique shopping, diverse dining and extraordinary nightlife, too. No wonder Travel + Leisure ranked Mackinac Island the Best Island in the Continental U.S. Start planning your Mackinac Island adventure and come experience the Jewel of the Great Lakes yourself!

There will be a presentation at the Senior Center sometime in November.  If you are interested, please call (253) 756-0601 to register for the presentation.

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