FOR THOSE WHO ARE ARLEADY REGISTERED for the convention
*** We still have available tickets for the following tours for purchase:
Mackinac Island Tour
Tall Ship Excursion **special note: the Blue Angels will be flying over during this event.
Float the Platte River
Lavender Farm Tour
Host Day Farm Tours
Sport Fishing Tour
These tickets are only available for those who are already registered for the convention. You can purchase these tickets at registration at the convention (Cash or Check ONLY).
Mackinac Island Tour
Mackinac Island, MI is a unique vacation spot
boasting fine dining, historic sites, and exciting attractions.
The jewel of the Great Lakes. Enjoy beautiful vistas, shopping, and carriage rides during the day, and watch the
city transform at night with its happening music and bar scene. Mackinac Island has something for everyone.
Mackinac Island State Park For sheer, intense beauty and grandeur, the Mackinac State Park is one of Mother Nature's most awe-inspiring treasures. Encompassing over 80% of Mackinac Island, the park offers the following attractions.
Fort Mackinac during the American Revolution, the British captured the Fort in the very first engagement on American soil in the War of 1812. Inside, 14 original buildings, cannon salutes, bugle music, daily reenactments, and interactive displays speak of America's infancy. Located on a bluff that overlooks the entrancing Straits of Mackinac. Tours, exhibits and demonstrations.
Fort Holmes After the British and their allies captured Fort Mackinac during the War of 1812, they quickly built a small outpost and called it Fort George. When the Americans regained the Fort by treaty at the end of the War of 1812, it was renamed Fort Holmes after the American Major Andrew Hunter Holmes who succumbed to wounds during a futile attempt to retake the Fort from the British in 1814.
Original Butterfly House and Insect World This 1800 sq ft
tropical garden is filled with hundreds of live butterflies from four continents and is the 3rd oldest
live butterfly exhibit in the United States.
Sail Away on Grand Traverse Bay!
SAIL AWAY ON GRAND TRAVERSE BAY! Tall Ship Manitou and Sailing Yacht Scout
Come and join us for a relaxing, entertaining, two hour cruise aboard the schooner Manitou. The ship sails three times daily from her dock on West Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, Michigan. Once clear of the dock, guests are invited to help set Manitou’s 3000 square feet of sail, the engine is shut off, and the ship glides along under wind power alone. There is no set route, no destination, no hurry. Wind and waves alone will determine our course during the voyage, the expert captain and crew guiding the ship to provide you with the best possible experience. You can sit back and take it all in, or become involved with the sailing of the vessel, assisting the crew with the lines or perhaps even taking a turn at the wheel if conditions allow.
Be sure to check back as remaining tours are added!
Sleeping Bear Dunes
The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a breathtaking symphony of water, sky and towering sand dunes on our Lake Michigan shoreline. Part of the national park system since 1970, Sleeping Bear is one of America's most profoundly beautiful landscapes: a 64-mile curve of sweeping vistas, miles of perfect freshwater beaches, forested wilderness islands, miles of hiking trails and the paved Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, is a multi-use pathway that will run for 27 miles from the northern end of the park to a point just south of Empire.