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Day Trips: See the Sights!

Enjoy discovering West Michigan’s popular destinations by taking a day trip with your Forest Hills friends and neighbors! Our trips include comfortable round trip transportation provided by Great Lakes Motorcoach with a friendly host and guide.

Summer Day Trip to Ludington!

Historic White Pine Village
and Maritime Museum

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch at Jamesport Brewing Company

Registrations Required by Thursday, June 27

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Visit the Historic White Pine Village for a tour of a late nineteenth- to early twentieth-century pioneer village, complete with 30 historic buildings. Docents are in character as they interact and share history with you. View authentic artifacts depicting the rich lumbering and agricultural history of the Ludington area. 

After the tour, enjoy lunch at Jamesport Brewing Company. Choose from a grilled chicken sandwich, bacon cheeseburger, veggie pesto panini, club wrap, or harvest salad. Coffee, tea, or soda is included.

To complete your Ludington tour, learn about the region’s nautical history when visiting the Maritime Museum, located in the former U.S. Coast Guard Station. This lovely three-story museum overlooks the Lake Michigan shoreline, the historic car ferry SS Badger, and the iconic North Pier Light.


The Details

Please arrive at the Forest Hills Community, Aquatic, and Senior Center, 660 Forest Hill Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, by 8:15 a.m. to board the motorcoach to Ludington. After visiting the Maritime Museum, the bus returns back to the Center by 4:00 p.m.

When registering, please indicate your preference for one of these lunch options: “chicken,” “burger,” “panini,” “club,” or “salad.”

Day trip cost: $76 per person ($78 for non-residents). Price includes motorcoach, lunch, gratuities, admission to the historic village and museum, snack, and guide fee. Tipping is optional for the trip guide, Karen Horrigan, and the driver.

We’re sorry, but there are no refunds after registration deadline, unless we can find a replacement for you.

 

Fall Day Trip

Frankenmuth: Buddy & Beyond
A Salute to the '50s and '60s

Monday, September 9, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Lunch at Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

Registration Full

Performing throughout the U.S. including Chicago, New York, and Branson, Johnny Rogers is best known for his portrayal of rock pioneer Buddy Holly. Along with a band, Johnny’s show also includes tributes to Elvis, Ritchie Valens, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, and more. 

At Zehnder’s, enjoy their famous chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, noodles, salad, vegetable, dessert, and beverage. Following lunch, stay seated for the lively Buddy & Beyond show.

Afterwards, have free time to browse through quaint shoppes or view local points of interest. All within a five-minute walk of Zehnder’s, visit the Frankenmuth Historical Museum, the Glockenspiel of Bavarian Inn, or the Holz-Brucke (German for “wooden bridge”). Or simply sit and have a cup of coffee or tea at The Harvest Coffeehouse.


The Details

On September 9, arrive to Community Services by 8:30 a.m.; the motorcoach returns back by 6:30 p.m. No refunds will be given after the registration deadline (July 17, 2019).

Day trip cost: $97 per person ($99 for non-residents). Price includes motorcoach, lunch, gratuities, concert, snack, and guide fee. Tipping is optional for the trip guide, Karen Horrigan, and the motorcoach driver.

Sorry, registration for this day trip is no longer available. You can add your name to the waiting list by selecting the red link above.

 

 

 


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