Monday, July 15th
This day has been set aside for attendees to explore Mackinac Island.
Discount tickets available for purchase at front desk of hotel for most Mackinac Island attractions.
|**Motor vehicles are not allowed on the island.|
The only transportation available is bike rental, horse rental, horse-drawn taxis and horse-drawn carriage tours.
(You may also walk/hike the 8 mile perimeter or the various trails on the interior of the island.)**
|Hydro jet – Star Line|
(You may pick either of the ferry lines.....this is just a suggestion.)
**although the summer weather is generally warm and the ferry has indoor spaces,
the hydro jet ride can be quite chilly. A light jacket is recommended.
(Average July temps in Mackinaw City range from highs in the mid to upper 70’s to lows in the 60’s and 50’s)
**Departs from Mackinaw City every ½ hour beginning at 7:30 am.
(The ferries run every 15 minutes during peak times.)
Return departures from the island every hour beginning at 9:00 am.
Last departure from the island is at 10:30 pm.
You must make the last ferry departure as there is no other way to get back to Mackinaw City
until the ferries start running again the next morning.
Open 9:30 am - 7 pm
|Grand Hotel – luncheon|
The legendary Grand Luncheon Buffet features garden-fresh salads, savory cheeses,
slow-roasted meats, seafood and more than 20 varieties of fresh-baked pastries.
12 pm - 2 pm
Fee to enter the hotel ($10) is included in the price for the luncheon
|Horse Carriage Tour|
$29/person---1 hour, 45 minute tour
$36/person---makes stop at the Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory
|Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory|
(there are many bike rental places on the island.....this is just a suggestion)
No bike deposit
$5 - $14 per hour
$18 - $44---Half day rate (4 hours)
$30 - $75---Full day rate (8-24 hours)
**bike helmet and bottled water included