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October 5-8, 2023



  • Spend 2 nights in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The wilderness excursion on the Agawa Canyon Rail will transport you through scenic fall beauty along pristine lakes and vast forests of the Canadian Shield. Take a boat cruise through at Soo Locks, a carriage tour of Mackinac Island, lunch at the Grand Hotel, ride through the Tunnel of Trees and more!


Day 1: The combination of Agawa Canyon and Mackinac Island makes for a memorable fall color getaway.  This afternoon, enjoy the Soo Locks Boat Cruise, the classic lock tour that allows you to experience both an up bound and down bound through the famous Soo Locks.  You’ll see freighters up close while taking in all the history.  Next, cross into Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario for (2) nights at the Best Western Premier-Water Tower Inn.  Dinner is included.

Day 2: The Canadian wilderness is ablaze with color during Autumn and for decades the Agawa Canyon Railway has been a favorite journey to experience some of the spectacular fall colors in North America.  Through large windows the beauty of the region will unfold, and you will experience the rugged landscape of Agawa Canyon Railway.  Just when you thought you’d experienced it all, the train will begin its descent into the canyon at Mile 102 and as the rail line hugs the top of the canyon wall you will travel down 500 feet over the next 10 miles to the floor of the Agawa Canon, created over 1.2 billion years ago by faulting and widened and reshaped by the last ice-age that retreated 10,000 years ago.  As the train pulls to a stop at Mile 114, you’ll have 1.5 hours to experience the pristine beauty of Canyon Park up close on the floor of the stunning canyon.  Enjoy a box lunch in the beauty of the landscape surrounding us.

Day 3: Take the ferry to Mackinac Island, an incredible destination where the horse is king, and where the streets have been car-free for over 100 years.  Mackinac Island is a place full of history where centuries-old forts and ancient rock formations have stood the test of time, and where you can treat your tongue to the simple pleasure of world-famous fudge.  But more than a place to go, Mackinac Island is a state of mind.  When you visit, no matter where else you’ve been, you’ll realize that there is only one Mackinac Island.  Our day includes a horse-carriage tour of the island, lunch at the spectacular Grand Hotel and leisure time to enjoy the charming downtown.

Day 4: Take the ferry back to the mainland and continue homeward.  We’ll travel through the Tunnel of Trees, one of Michigan’s most iconic attractions.  Ranked among the most scenic roads in the nation, it is especially breathtaking during the fall color season.  Early evening, we will head for home.