Welcome to the freshwater Great Lakes!
Made up of Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior and Lake Huron, Lake Michigan is the only lake located entirely within the United States. In addition to providing a rich history for our country, the Great Lakes are an outstanding tourist destination offering a wide variety of things to do, see and explore.
The collective name of three waterfalls, and considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Niagara Falls is a must see destination! View the falls from Prospect Point Park. Dine at the gourmet Top of the Falls restaurant. Enjoy Niagara: Legends of Adventure movie and get up close and personal with the different forms of sea life at the Aquarium of Niagara. There are also numerous walking trails surrounding all the Falls for spectacular photo opportunities.
This spectacular working timepiece is changed twice a year and uses up to 16,000 bedding plants during each change. Maintained by the Niagara Parks horticulture staff, the clock chimes every quarter hour and if you are lucky enough to be there when the door opens, you can see the intricate mechanisms that have kept this attraction running since 1950.
Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
This historical ride is a half hour of a thrill of a lifetime! Experience the mist and learn the history as you get up close and personal with one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A complementary souvenir raincoat is provide to every guest!
Lunch atop the Skylon Tower
One of the most popular tourist attractions, the Skylon Tower is literally steps away from the Falls. Enjoy the amazing view from the Indoor/Outdoor Observation Deck that is reached by the exterior glass enclosed “Yellow Bug” elevators. In addition to views of Buffalo, New York and Toronto, you’ll enjoy a fabulous lunch at either the Revolving Dining Room or great selections from the Summit Suite Buffet Dining Room.
Toronto City Tour
Take your pick of the double-decked bus tour, a trolley tour or several walking tours, both guided and self guided. No matter which you choose, you’ll learn about the history of Toronto, experience Chinatown, visit the Hockey Hall of Fame or stroll through Toronto’s outstanding museums, galleries, restaurants and shops.
Spend the day shopping at Toronto’s largest downtown shopping mall. A soaring glass galleria rises above 230 international shops and restaurants all while surrounding by a unique urban vibrancy.
Sault Ste Marie
Not just an answer on many crossword puzzle clues, Sault Ste Marie is a popular waterfront destination and home to the world famous Soo Locks. There is great fishing, numerous historical attractions, museums, the Tahquamenon Falls and so much more!
Soo Locks Boat Cruise
The Soo Locks is one of the world’s greatest manmade wonders! During your cruise you’ll travel the international shoreline of the lower harbor and take in all the sights, sounds and excitement of Michigan’s oldest city, Sault Ste Marie.
Enjoy two night’s accommodations and five meals at the Grand Hotel Mackinaw Island. Since 1887, the Grand Hotel has been offering spectacular views of the Mackinaw Straits from what is billed as the “world’s largest front porch.” This historical inn, where no two guestrooms are the same, offers the best in original architecture and charming ambiance.
Island Carriage Tour
Cars are banned on the island and besides what better way to enjoy the historical sites of this beautiful waterside community than by a horse drawn carriage? During the fully narrated tour you’ll experience Fort Mackinaw, Arch Rock, the Surrey Hills Carriage Museum and more.
This small village is also known as Michigan’s Little Bavaria. Hosting festivals year round, chances are there will always be something going on no matter when you visit. Enjoy rich historical culture, eclectic shopping, outstanding Bavaria cuisine and pastries. And don’t forget to make time to tour the town’s covered bridges by horse drawn carriage.