Fall in Mackinac Island & Agawa Canyon

Fall in Mackinac Island & Agawa Canyon
Sat, Sep 18th, 2021
Thu, Sep 23rd, 2021
Attention: As of 6/22/21---10 seats left!
  • • "Triple" : Two Beds: $1505
  • • "Quad" : Two Beds: $1485
  • • "Single" : One Bed: $1950

One or Two Beds: $1525

Featuring Mackinac Island, Sault Ste. Marie, Madeline Island & More

*Riley Tours purchases the Group Deluxe Protection plan with Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption on behalf of all tour passengers*

Trip Highlights: 

Kitch-Iti-Kipi Spring
Shepler's Ferry 1 Night stay on Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island Carriage Tour
Fort Mackinac & Lunch
Soo Locks Boat Tour
Agawa Canyon Train & Lunch
Tahquamenon Falls & Lunch
Apostle Islands Cruise

Day 1 Escanaba, MI
We depart this morning on an exciting adventure to the upper peninsula of Michigan. With our usual morning break, we will cross into the Dairy State of Wisconsin to Escanaba, Michigan for our overnight stay.

Day 2 Mackinac Island, MI
This mornings route will take us along scenic Lake Michigan. Our first stop will be Kitch-Iti-Kipi Spring in Palm Book State Park. This is a deep spring with blue-ish colored water. You may get on a raft and ride out to watch the fish and see the depth of the water. Next, we will head to Mackinac City, but first we will have to cross over the “Mighty Mac” bridge. The bridge connects upper Michigan with lower Michigan and is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. Once in Mackinac City, we will board Shepler’s Ferry to Mackinac Island, which sits in Lake Huron. This is the only place in the United States where motorized transportation is not allowed with the exception of a fire truck. Visitors are free to tour the island by foot, bicycle or horse and carriage. We’ll check into the Chippewa Hotel located right on the waterfront. You’ll have some time to explore before our included dinner at the Pink Pony. (B, D)

Day 3 Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Our day begins on a narrated carriage tour of the Island. We will see Arch Rock, Surrey Hills, and Fort Mackinac. Then we’ll disembark our carriages at Fort Mackinac for a tour. Lunch is included the Fort Mackinac Tea Room. Then, a horse taxis will pick us up and take us to the docks where we will board the ferry to St. Ignace. Our coach and luggage will be waiting for us to arrive and bring us to Sault Ste. Marie. Upon arrival, we’ll board a boat for a tour of the Soo Locks, still the largest waterway traffic system on earth. We will ride the boat as it raises 21 feet straight up to the level of Lake Superior. We’ll learn about the operation of the locks, it’s history and everything we see along the way. (B, L)

Day 4 Sault Ste. Marie, MI
This morning we will board the Algoma Central Railroad for a tour to Agawa Canyon. Enjoy an included lunch onboard as we travel 114 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie to the canyon. On this spectacular train excursion, we will travel over towering trestles, alongside the northern lakes and rivers, through the awesome granite rock formations and mixed forests of the Canadian Shield. We will descend 500 feet down to the floor of the Agawa Canyon and spend two hours experiencing the beauty. You can enjoy a hike to the waterfalls, feed the trout or shop in the Souvenir Car. Park rangers will be available to point out the wildlife. (B, L)

Day 5 Bayfield, WI
This morning we depart Sault Ste. Marie and travel along Lake Superior making a stop at Tahquamenon Falls State Park to see it’s centerpiece, the Tahquamenon River and it’s waterfalls. The Upper Falls is one the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi, with a drop of nearly 50 feet, 200 feet across and maximum flow of 50,000 gallons of water per second. The amber color water is caused by tannins leached from the cedar, spruce and hemlock in the swamps drained by the river. Just 4 miles downstream is the Lower Falls, which consists of a series of five smaller falls cascading around an island. Afterwards, we will continue to beautiful Bayfield, WI. (B, L)

Day 6 Home
This morning we will board a boat to cruise the Apostle Islands. Our cruise is a narrated, informative 55-mile scenic tour with extraordinary natural scenery, beautiful historic lighthouses, standing rocks, extensive sea caves, and marine wildlife. After lunch on your own in Bayfield, we will depart and travel back home. (B)
3 dinners 
3 lunches and 
5 continental breakfasts

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