The island was home to an Odawa settlement before European exploration began in the 17th century. It served a strategic position as a center on the commerce of the Great Lakes fur trade. This led to the establishment of Fort Mackinac on the island by the British during the American Revolutionary War. It was the site of two battles during the War of 1812. During this VIP Adventure Explores will enjoy horse drawn carriage transportation, private tour of Fort Mackinac, sunset sailboat tour of the Island, and the evenings dinner and suite accommodations at the Grand Hotel Resort.
Cedar Point Amusement Park:
Known as "America's Roller Coaster Park" Cedar Point features a world-record 72 rides, including 16 world class roller coasters and is the only amusement park in the world with five roller coasters taller than 200 feet – Magnum XL-200, Millennium Force, Wicked Twister, Top Thrill Dragster, and Valravn – and is the only park with roller coasters in all four height classifications. Cedar Point also received the Golden Ticket Award for "Best Amusement Park in the World" from Amusement Today for 16 consecutive years. The park also has several buildings that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. During this VIP Adventure Explores will enjoy two days of hotel suite accommodations at Cedar Point's Breaker's Resort Hotel and the coveted "Fast Pass" VIP Express Card.
Great Lakes Wildlife:
There are some 50 species of mammals throughout the Great Lakes, including the largest population of Timber Wolves in the continental U.S. Other wildlife includes Whitetail Deer, Moose, Wolverines and Black Bear. More than 200 species of birds can also be found, including the Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcons, Osprey, Common Loon and Great Blue Heron.Plus 7,000 miles of canoeable streams, 13,000 miles of trout waters, and 3,200 miles Great Lakes shoreline; all of which are dotted with historical lighthouses and quaint hamlets for our touring pleasure.
Isle Royale National Wilderness Area and International Biosphere Reserve:
The largest island in the largest freshwater lake in the world, but is the least visited of all the National Parks — it’s said that more people see Yellowstone in a single day than visit Isle Royale in an entire season. Eagles, loon, and waterfowl inhabit the isle, however it's also home to wolves, moose and black bear. Our Isle Royale Sea kayaking adventure offers a true wilderness experience unlike any other place in the world!
Pictured Rocks National Shoreline:
Pictured Rocks offers the opportunity to explore miles of pristine beaches and towering sandstone cliffs on our kayak adventure. We will also experience the serenity of the northern hardwood forest as a new world appears along trails carpeted with the soft beauty of wildflowers. Explores will also enjoy activities like cliff diving and the glass bottom sunken boat tour in near by Munising.
Pierre Marquette National Scenic River:
This internationally recognized stream supports large populations of resident trout, steelhead and salmon. In 1978, the Pere Marquette was designated as a National Wild and Scenic River. The Pere Marquette River is the longest unregulated (no dams or impoundments) river system in Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Explores will enjoy the expertise of full time local fly fishermen guides when given the option of drift boat, canoe or kayaking this wonderful river.
Despite the best efforts of miners and loggers, the rugged interior has kept most of man’s activities confined to its edges and outer regions. The result is that today the Porkies support the largest stand of old growth hardwood and hemlock forest between the Adirondacks and the Rocky Mountains.This six day excursion leaves plenty of time to explore and let the group set its own pace. Breaking off into smaller groups allowing for a greater range of activities.
Agate, Sable and Tahquamenon Waterfalls:
Michigan is home to over 64,000 inland lakes, rivers and streams; Plus we have some of the most enchanting waterfalls east of the Mississippi. There are more than 300 falls scattered across the U.P., ranging in size up to 48+ vertical drop feet. This is an Awesome opportunity for Explores to have some fun with the video drones.
Dead River Falls, L’Anse Canyon, and Blackrocks Cliff Diving:
Whether you are a daring adrenaline junky, or completely afraid of heights, the Michigan Wilderness has something to offer for you. Jump off a cliff into the waters of Michigan. With gorgeous views, clear fresh water, and lush landscapes, these locations are a perfect place to make a jump.
The North Country National Scenic Trail:
This a hiking path stretching approximately 4,600 miles from Crown Point in eastern New York to Lake Sakakawea State Park in central North Dakota. Passing through the seven states including Michigan, it is the longest of the eleven National Scenic Trails. The trail is like a second home to us while we are out on the road, it is everywhere!
Little Manistee ORV Trail System:
Enjoy 222 miles of professionally groomed AVT and Motorcycle of trails via precision tuned equipment. There are miles of dirty, heart pounding fun just waiting!
Silver Lake Sand Dunes:
Silver Lake State Park is almost 3,000-acres along the Lake Michigan shoreline. This area includes both dune country and acres of mature forest. One of the park's biggest draws is the 450-acre off-road vehicle area. Dune Buggy's at the lake? You can't beat it!