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Discover Saugatuck: The Art Coast of Michigan

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Trip Itinerary: 8:30 AM Depart | 6:15 PM Return – Swartz Creek Senior Center 

Cost: $104

Deadline: 06-01-2020

Trip Includes: - Round trip motor coach transportation to Saugatuck, MI - Lunch at Coral Gables Restaurant in Saugatuck - Take a trip on the Saugatuck Dune Rides - Free Time in Downtown Saugatuck

We'll start the day off at Coral Gables Restaurant. You will choose between two different entrees (Chicken Marsala or Potato Crusted Cod). You won't leave this place hungry! After we have lunch it's off to take a ride on the Saugatuck Dune Rides. Learn of the lost town of Singapore or check out the local vegetation and wildlife. Once we're done at Saugatuck Dune rides, we'll be heading back to Downtown Saugatuck for some shopping and sightseeing along the boardwalk.  

River Crab Sunset Dinner Cruise

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Cost: $104

Deadline: 06-10-2020

$104.00 Per Person 

Trip Includes: - Round trip motor coach transportation to Port Huron, MI - Cruise on the Huron Lady II to the River Crab Restaurant - 3 Course Dinner at the River Crab Restaurant - Sunset Cruise back to Port Huron 

Trip Itinerary: 4:00 PM Depart | 11:00 PM Return – Swartz Creek Senior Center 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM – Huron Lady II Dock 



Thursday, August 13th, 2020 

Cost: $83.00 

Trip Includes: - Round trip motor coach transportation to Detroit, MI - Lunch at Sindbad's Detroit - 3 Hour Then and Now Detroit Narrated Guided Tour Itinerary: 8:00 AM Depart | 4:30 PM Return – Swartz Creek Senior Center

Deadline: 07-20-2020

Each Person Select (1) Entree: Broiled Pork Chop, Chicken Parmesan, Icelandic Cod, ½ Cheeseburger, or Chicken Caesar Salad.

Up-and coming restaurants, a do-it-yourself attitude, new hotels and arenas, scenic and social parks, public transit, and a walkable international riverfront are redefining downtown Detroit. Architecture from Albert Kahn and Isamu Noguchi stand surrounded by vibrant districts and outdoor activities. See the city’s Greektown, Eastern Market, The District Detroit, Corktown, Midtown and New Center neighborhoods booming with activity. Visit Historic neighborhoods such as Brush Park and Milwaukee Junction, Birth place of the Model “T” and learn about Detroit’s colorful automotive history. There is an excitement moving through the city and this is your opportunity to reminisce or see it all for the first time with a fully narrated professionally guided tour. 



Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 

Cost: $45.00 

Trip Includes: - Round trip motor coach transportation to Battle Creek, MI - 4 hours of gaming at Firekeepers Casino - Tuesday Senior Day Specials (Gaming Bonuses, Food Discounts, and Drawings) - Each person to get back $20 in gaming and $5 in food from the casino 

Itinerary: 8:30 AM – Depart from Swartz Creek Senior Center 3:30 PM – Return to Swartz Creek Senior Center. 

Deadline: 08-09-20 


Detroit Princess River Boat Luncheon Cruise 

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 

Cost: $82.00 

Trip Includes: - Round trip motor coach transportation to Detroit, MI - Cruise on the Detroit Princess River Boat - Bountiful Buffet on board the boat - Musical Entertainment all while you Cruise down the River. 

Trip Itinerary: 9:30 AM Depart | 4:30 PM Return – Swartz Creek Senior Center 

Deadline: 07-30-20 

Riverboat cruises are generally 2-3 hours long, journeying from Hart Plaza past the Ambassador Bridge, just past to Belle Isle, and back to the dock. The lunch menu features a bountiful buffet including Tender Beef Tips in Gravy, Chicken Piccata, Vegetarian Lasagna, Cheese Tortellini in Pesto Crème Sauce, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Mixed Vegetables, assorted chilled salads, rolls, dessert, coffee and iced tea. 


Dow Gardens & The Longest Canopy Walk 

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 

Cost: $74.00 

Trip Includes: - Round trip motor coach transportation to Midland, MI - Admission and Self Guided Tour of Dow Gardens - Admission and Self Guided Tour of Whiting Forest – Longest Canopy Walk - Lunch at Grand Traverse Pie Company.

Trip Itinerary: 9:15 AM Depart | 5:45 PM Return – Swartz Creek Senior Center 

Deadline: 8-24-2020 

Menu Selections: Please make upon Sign-up! Entree: Beef Pot Pie or Chicken Pot Pie (Select One) Salad Dressing: Ranch – Italian – Raspberry Vinaigrette (Select One) Dessert: Apple Pie – Blueberry Pie – Cherry Pie (Select One) Discover acres of identified trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, and flowers. Dow Gardens was established in 1899 by Herbert H. Dow for the enjoyment of his family, friends, and associates. Since then, the gardens have delighted hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world. The Dow Gardens is owned and operated by The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. Stretching just over a quarter of a mile long throughout Whiting Forest, the canopy walk splits off in three directions, each offering a different overlook experience and scenery. The canopy walk is the longest in the country. 


Michigan Princess River Boat Luncheon Fall Color Cruise & Uncle John's Cider Mill 

Thursday, October 8th, 2020 

Cost: $85.00 

Trip Includes: - Round trip motor coach transportation to Lansing, MI - Stop at Uncle John's (Includes: Cider and Donut) - Enjoy a Luncheon Fall Color Cruise on the Michigan Princess Riverboat 

Trip Itinerary: 10:00 AM Depart | 4:30 PM Return – Swartz Creek Senior Center 

Sign-up no later than 09-01-20 

If you enjoy the tranquil simplicity of a beautiful and relaxing afternoon as you dine with your friends, this is the cruise for you! Passengers will be invited to their plentiful buffet of roasted turkey, vegetarian lasagna, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, hot vegetables, chilled salads, rolls, dessert, coffee and iced tea. After lunch, wander up to see Captain Chris in the wheelhouse and enjoy the surrounding scenery. Uncle John's Cider Mill: Back in the early 1900’s, the Cider Mill was used as a Cattle Barn where they raised cattle, sheep and even draft horses. Today, they have gently converted it to a Cider Press, Donut Shop and sitting area. However, the charm still remains. Year after year, Uncle John’s continues to win awards for both their fresh cider, as well as their fermented Hard Apple Cider. 

Deadline: 09-01-20 



Wednesday, October 21st, 2020


Trip Includes: - Round Trip Motor Coach Transportation to the Irish Hills Admission and Guided Fall Color Tour of Hidden Lake Gardens Description: Video about the Gardens, Conservatory Tour, Walk around the Lake (1 mile paved walk – recommended but not required), Free time to see the Harper Collection of Dwarf & Rare Conifers and Hostas, a visit to the gift shop. - Enjoy a delicious lunch at Evans Street Station Entree selections made upon sign-up. Includes dessert, non-alcoholic beverage service, tax and gratuity. - Free time to explore and shop in Downtown Tecumseh 

Trip Itinerary: 8:30 AM Depart | 5:00 PM Return – Swartz Creek Senior Center

Deadline: 09-30-20 


Saganing Eagles Landing Casino

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 


Trip Includes: ● Round Trip Motor Coach Transportation to Standish, MI ● 4 Hours of Gaming at Saganing Eagles Landing ● Each Person will get back $10 in Gaming and a $5 Food Coupon for the Cafe 

Trip Itinerary: 8:30 AM Depart | 3:30 PM Return – Swartz Creek Senior Center 

Deadline: 10-18-20 


Parade Company Studio & Ford Piquette Ave Plant Tour 

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 

Only $88.00

Trip Includes: - Round trip motor coach transportation to Detroit,MI - Lunch at Sindbad's Restaurant (Make Menu Selections) - Guided Tour of the Parade Company Studio - Guided Tour of Ford Piquette Ave Plant 

Trip Itinerary: 8:00 AM Depart | 5:00 PM Return – Swartz Creek Senior Center 

Deadline: 10-15-20

Each Person Select (1) Entree: Broiled Pork Chop, Chicken Parmesan, Icelandic Cod, ½ Cheeseburger, or Chicken Caesar Salad - Discover Detroit’s most enchanting hidden treasure! Venture into our magical Parade Land and experience a behind the scenes look at America’s Thanksgiving Parade. Learn more about the Parade’s fascinating history, explore the 200,000 square-foot story land of floats and see how their award-winning artisans bring them to life. Take a journey through their unique creative kingdom, marvel at the world’s largest collection of papier-mâché heads and stop by their costume shop, where over 3,000 costumes make a colorful array of characters come to life. Ford Piquette Ave Plant Tour: Experience the Original Model T Factory Visiting the Piquette Avenue Ford Plant is a unique experience-it's the oldest auto plant open to the public anywhere in the world. Almost unchanged since Henry Ford's day, the plant is a three-story New England style mill building. Each floor is divided into sections by the original metal fire doors, complete with the shadows of Henry Ford's "Positively NO Smoking" stencils. The old plank floors are worn from the 12,000 Model Ts built on them, so wear appropriate shoes for your visit. The plant is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a designated National Historic Landmark and a Michigan State Historic Site. Walk the worn wood floors and touch the brick walls where Henry Ford and his team of automotive pioneers developed the car that led to an automotive and social revolution. See Henry Ford's office as it was in 1908 when he was on the cusp of fame and learn why it still matters today. See a selection of rare Detroit-built cars from the first decade of the 20th century and learn their fates. 

Swartz Creek Senior Center Travel Policy


Travelers' Requirements:

All participants must be 50 years of age or older and have an updated Swartz Creek Senior Center Participation Form on file at the time of sign-up. It is the responsibility of the member to inform the staff at the center prior to signing up for a trip if they have a disability or  health condition requiring accommodations. The trip coordinator will make arrangements for any possible accommodations, and will inform the traveler of any limitations. 


Payment for one-day and overnight trips must be made in full in order to reserve your seat. Trips for two or more nights require a deposit, followed by the payment in full by the deadline date. payment may be made by cash or check payable to the Swartz Creek Area Senior Center. Credit cards are not accepted.


Please call the center as soon as possible if you are unable to keep your reservation. All cancellations insure a $15.00 administrative fee which id deducted from any refund due to the member. Refund of the balance will be paid only if your seat can be canceled with the tour company, and no loss is incurred by the center. Be sure to read individual trip information - as some trips may require traveler to agree to a departure location other than the senior center. No refunds will be given due to change of departure if it has been disclosed on the trip flyer. During inclement weather, if the tour company providing the trip does not cancel, the traveler will not be entitled to any refund. 

During the Trip:

on the morning of departure, please park your vehicle away from the building entrances. All travelers must check-in with the group leader before boarding the bus. No seats may be reserved in advance, except those for group leader and persons with disabilities who have requested accommodation when signing up for the trip No smoking or alcohol consumption is allowed on the motor coaches.

Please carry emergency information in your purse or wallet. In case of illness or accident, please inform the group leader. An ill or injured traveler needs to understand that the trip itinerary will need to proceed with minimal delays to the groups. 

It is customary (voluntary) to tip the bust driver $1.00 to $2.00 per person per day. If you feel the driver has provided exceptional service, you may want to tip accordingly.

Additional Information

Please contact a staff member at the Swartz Creek Area Senior Center: 810-635-4122