Mackinac Bridge Walk -- Michigan
September 2 – 4, 2017
Trip Leader: Bashir Polash firstname.lastname@example.org
Trip Cost: $240
Cancellation Date and full payment: Aug 2, 2017
Adult &Youth 16+ with adult okay
Group Size: Maximum 8 Minimum 7
Wilderness Level 1-2
Difficulty: easy- longest walk @ 5 miles.
The Mackinac Bridge Walk has been held every year since 1958. The first bridge walk was held during the Bridge's Dedication Ceremony in June of 1958 and only 68 people walked across the Mackinac Bridge that year. The walk has been held on Labor Day every year since 1959. In recent years, this annual event draws in nearly 100,000 people. It’ll be 60th Annual Walk this year on September 4, 2017. Everyone gets a certificate of completion after the 5 mile walk.
We will drive early Saturday morning to arrive at Mackinaw City, MI on the south side of the bridge for dinner and enjoy the beautiful sunset overlooking the bridge. Hotel stay will be near the north side of the bridge in St. Ignace, MI. Breakfast is included with the hotel booking. There are many tours available to Mackinac Island, which is only accessible by ferryboats. Sunday activities could include a tour in the Mackinac Island. Bridge walk will be early Monday morning. After the bridge walk, we will stroll through the town for a short time and drive back.
Transport in the club van and two nights’ hotel bookings are included in the trip cost. All other expenses including lunch and dinner or any tours will be individual responsibility. Starline ferry offers Mackinac Island Package that includes: Round Trip Ferry Ticket, 1 1/2 hour Narrated Carriage Tour, and Entrance into Historic Fort Mackinac. This tour to the island is optional. If you need to ride back to the north side after the bridge walk, you’ll need to buy the shuttle bus ticket for $5 (cash only).