The Grand Experience

October 10-13, 2016 * Mackinac Island
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The Mackinac Island “Grand Experience” is a unique opportunity to stay at one of the finest and most historic hotel properties in America.  Step back in time and experience a way of life that has all but disappeared.  The Midland Parks and Recreation Department is able to offer you this wonderful opportunity through their affiliation with the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (MRPA). 

The Mackinac Island “Grand Experience” is for individuals 50 years or older; spouses, sons, daughters and caregivers under 50 are also welcome. 

For more information on this once-in-a-lifetime bus trip, including pricing information, please see the 2015 Grand Experience Brochure under Grand Experience Documents, to the right of this page.

Your stay includes:

  • Accommodations at the beautiful Grand Hotel for 3 nights (this includes baggage handling, taxes and gratuities)
  • Evening entertainment and movies
  • Five course dinner each evening
  • Fudge bingo
  • Full breakfast each morning
  • Games and activities
  • Grand Hotel Kitchen Tour
  • History lecture with Grand Hotel Historian
  • Horse drawn carriage tour (tip not included)
  • Nightly dancing with the Grand Hotel Orchestra
  • Nightly demitasse
  • Planned tournaments (bocce, golf-putting and chipping)
  • Round trip ferry boat service
  • Round trip horse drawn taxi to and from Grand Hotel from the ferry docks
  • Round trip motor coach transportation from Midland to Mackinaw City
  • Self-guided walks
  • Special lunch prices at Grand Hotel's Grand Luncheon Buffet and Carleton's Tea Shop
  • Special prices on bicycle rental, golf, and of course, fudge!
  • Tea and cookies each afternoon
  • Writing and photography contests

Contact Us

  1. Marcella Post, Recreation Manager
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    Municipal Service Center
    4811 N. Saginaw Rd.
    Midland, MI 48640
    Map

    Ph: 989-837-6930

    Ph: 989-399-0506 (Weather Hotline)

    Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m - 5 p.m.