Scenic view from the porch of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island

mParks Discount Travel Opportunities

Discount rates and unbelievable amenities

Choose from a variety of travel opportunities throughout the year, each featuring its own flavor and included benefits. Be sure to check back, as the list will change as more programs become available. 

mParks members - we encourage you to share these Travel Programs with residents! Some programs (like the Grand Experience) can also provide revenue for parks & recreation departments when you become a participating agency. View each program for details.

Ahh, spring on Mackinac Island: flowers bloom, horses return, and the classically famous Grand Hotel opens her doors for another season! Start the warmer season in style - join us for ANY or ALL of the Spring Fling dates and remember, the more nights you stay, the greater the savings! Choose your stay May 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 2018.

This travel opportunity is great for all ages and interests:
-Family getaway
-Extended Mother's Day Celebration
-Relaxing retreat with friends


Did summer fly by without you escaping for a little rest and relaxation? There is still a little summer left! Plan to join us at Grand Hotel for the Late Summer Holiday the last week in August. Enjoy the sights of Mackinac and the elegance of Grand Hotel at a reduced rate. Breakfast, five-course dinner, and specials on recreational activities are included. Sign up for ANY or ALL of the dates for the Late Summer Holiday 2018 - the more nights you stay, the greater the savings!


Join the festivities over Labor Day weekend on Mackinac Island! The stay includes lodging, a full breakfast and five-course dinner daily, all activities as part of the Labor Day Jazz Festival which includes receptions Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, cookout luncheons on Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting), and all Labor Day Jazz Entertainment. Monday morning, September 3, a special 6:00am ferry will depart Mackinac Island for those who wish to walk the bridge as part of the Labor Day Bridge Walk - a Michigan tradition since 1957. 


Since 1967 the Michigan Recreation and Park Association has offered group travelers ages 50 and over a unique opportunity to stay at the famous Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island at a significantly reduced rate.

The all inclusive trip provides guests with a wide variety of programs and activities such as tournaments, crafts, dancing and carriage tours that will make your stay at this world class destination a truly Grand Experience.

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