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A Trip Back in Time - ONLY 9 rooms left!

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. Experience the charm of a horse drawn carriage, relax in the parlor each afternoon for high tea, or enjoy a game of bocce in the lush surroundings of the tea garden. Inside, explore the Grand Hotel with its vast array of antiques, art and other surprises.

Outside, explore the beauty nature provides. A favorite among many visitors is the peaceful setting of the “famous” front porch while taking in the view of the Mackinac Bridge and the straits of Mackinac.

Canton Club 55+ is able to offer this “bucket-list” opportunity through its affiliation with the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association (mParks). The Mackinac Island Grand Experience is for individuals 50 years or older; spouses, sons, daughters and care givers under 50 are welcome.

Grand Experience Room Rates: Transportation to/from Mackinac City not included

  • Single  rate: price of a room not shared - $750
  • Double rates: price per person when two individuals are sharing a room; one king or two beds (double) - $545 per person
  • Triple rate: price per person when three individuals are sharing a room; two beds (double) with option for roll-away bed - $490 per person

All participants will be assigned rooms by “luck of the draw”. Barrier-free rooms with specially equipped facilities are available for those in wheelchairs or electric carts. Rooms near an elevator may be assigned for individuals with walking difficulties.

Your Trip Includes

  • Accommodations at the beautiful Grand Hotel for 2 nights (this includes baggage handling, taxes and gratuities)
  • Round trip horse drawn taxi to and from Grand Hotel from the ferry docks
  • Round trip ferry boat service on Star Line
  • Full breakfast each morning (2)
  • Elegant five course dinner each evening (2)
  • Horse drawn carriage tour (tip not included)
  • Champagne reception
  • Evening entertainment and movies
  • Bingo
  • Grand Hotel kitchen tour
  • History lecture with Grand Hotel Historian
  • Night dancing with the Grand Hotel Orchestra
  • Nightly demitasse
  • Tournaments: bocce, golf putting and chipping
  • Games and activities
  • Self-guided walks
  • Tea and cookies each afternoon
  • Writing contests
  • Special prices on bicycle rental, photos, golf, and fudge!
  • Additional activities available for a small fee.

Registration Information

Registration is first-come, first-serve at the Canton Club 55+ desk or call 734/394-5485.

Important Dates:

  • Friday, March 1, 2019 : Registration Begins. Deposit of $425 due at time of registration
  • Friday, May 24, 2019: Deadline to Register
  • Friday, August 16, 2019: Trip Balance Due

*Participants may pay the full amount at time of registration.

To register please contact Canton Club 55+ at 734/394-5485 or

Club 55+ Day Trips

These are trips offered by Canton Club 55+. These trips utilize the township vans in order to keep the price down. Limited space available. For more information, please contact Club 55+.

Trip Date Cost Deadline to Register
Spring trips to be announced soon TBA TBA TBA

DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts) Trips

The DIA's Come Wonder Around program is exclusively for those 55+ and includes transportation to and from the museum, general admission and a private reception with light refreshments. The DIA offers a mixture of different experiences: Make and Take Workshops, tours & Art Talks. Please see below for Club 55+'s upcoming events. Participants can register online or through Club 55+.
Cost Deadline to Register
Tour of the Permanent Collection March 7 $4M/$5R/$10NR February 20

Day Trips

Club 55+ offers registration to a variety of trips throughout the year through our local travel agencies. Trips can range from day trips to overnight stays, within Michigan as well as venturing out of state. We offer casino trips, tours, plays and much more. Individuals can register online or though Club 55+. Limited space available.

For a full description of each trip, please visit our listings and search for the specific trip. You can also register for 1 day trips through this link.
Four Winds Casino Southbend February 1 $44
Toledo Glass Workshop February 6 $94
Soaring Eagle Casino - Overnight February 14/15 $149
Gateway Casino February 19 $35
Detroit Churches February 21 $84
MI Underground Railroad February 28 $94
Caesars Windsor BOGO free March 5 $20
Maple Syrup Farm March 8 $80
Macomb Center of the Arts March 14 TBA
Saline Spring Craft Show March 16 $74
Caesars Windsor BOGO  March 19 BOGO
Chicago - Hamilton Play March 20-21 Starting at $584
Rain at the Fox- Beatles Tribute March 22 Starting at $120
Spring Resale Shopping Trip March 26 $70
Progressive Dinner  March 27 $110
Gilmore Car Museum March 29 $74
15 Day Panama Canal April 3-18 $1,899
Mamma Mia - Bonstelle Theater April 6 $103
Soaring Eagle Casino April 8 $40
Gems of Detroit April 9 $90
Kewadin 3-day April 15-17 $179
Jackson Prison Tour April 18 $104
Spring Mystery Tour April 23 $104
Bingo Adventure - Windsor  April 23 $52
Purple Rose Theater - All My Sons April 24 $94
Four Winds Casino - Overnight April 29-30 $139
Birdwatching  May 7 $80
The Jack Casino May 6 $39
Holland Tulip Festival May 10  $104
Waitress- Fisher Theater May 15 $117
Thyme and Tyme Again  May 16 $89
Gateaway Casino May 21 $40
Midlife Crisis Play at Turkeyville May 23 $89
Niagara Falls - overnight May 27 $169
Rum Runners Tour June 20 $94
East Coast Discovery - 8 days June 22-29 Starting at $1004
Detroit Fireworks June 24 $119
MI Lavender Festival July 11 TBA
Canadian Maritime Tour - 13 days July 7 -19 Starting at $3904
Summer Mystery Tour July 18 TBA
Mt. Clemens Riverboat Cruise July 23 TBA
A day in Lansing August 16 TBA
Detroit Tigers Game August  TBA
*Prices subject to change. Limited space available. Please call Canton Club 55+ for the most current price & availability

Extended Trips

Canton Club 55+ offers extended trips to regional, national and international locations. These guide lead trips are a great opportunity to experience the best of famous locations. Check back soon for the current trip offerings.

Registration: For all extended trips, please contact the Club 55+ front desk for instructions on booking your trip 734/394-5485.

Current Offerings: For the current list of extended trips offered by the Canton Club 55+, please visit the Summit on the Park.

mParks Grand Experience - The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island Trip
Information to come soon