This morning you will depart Westgate Shopping Centre for Sault Ste. Marie. Along the way we will make a stop in Sudbury for a chance to view the Big Nickel. You will arrive in Sault Ste. Marie in time for dinner. There are several options for dinner close to the hotel.
This morning you will depart your hotel for the Algoma Central Railway Terminal and your trip to the Agawa Canyon. Your lunch is included aboard the train. Your trip will take you 114 miles north into the forests and hill of the Canadian Shield. Upon reaching the observation point you will have a chance to get off the train and enjoy the spectacular views. The train will have you back to Sault St. Marie in time for dinner.
Following breakfast, you will depart for Michigan. Shortly after crossing the border you’ll board the ferry and head to Mackinac Island. Mackinac Island is world famous both as a historical site and as a movie location. There are no cars allowed on Mackinac Island, but the options on the island are limitless. You can rent a bicycle built for two or take a carriage ride to discover the island’s secrets. You can also visit its iconic landmark the Grand Hotel for afternoon tea. You depart Mackinac Island in the late afternoon arriving at your hotel in time for dinner.
After breakfast, you will make your way to Frankenmuth. Your scenic drive to Frankenmuth will take you by many of the lighthouses that dot the horizon on Lake Huron. You will have a chance to visit the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Alpena Michigan before arriving in Frankenmuth, the most visited spot in Michigan. It is famous for its Bavarian architecture and its large Christmas store. Bronner’s Christmas wonderland is the size of 5 ½ football fields with a Christmas inventory to match. You will tour Frankenmuth. After the tour you will have free time to shop and enjoy this festive village.
After breakfast, you will begin your journey back to Ottawa. Expect to arrive in Ottawa in time for dinner.
Itinerary Subject to Change
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Algoma's Water Tower Inn & Suites Sault Ste Marie -or similar
Hotel Address360 Great Northern Rd
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Holiday Inn Express Mackinaw City -or similar
Hotel Address364 Louvigny Drive
Mackinaw City, MI
Bavarian Inn Lodge Frankenmuth -or similar
Hotel Address1 Covered Bridge Ln