2021 Day Trippin’ with Nature – September 11th


MCVO Presents
Day Trippin’ with Nature
Ohio/Michigan

Also, see details below for the “Speakeasy Experience” at Sauder Village

From “Pure Michigan” to the edge of the “Great Black Swamp” of Ohio

Enjoy this day trip with something for everybody.  Bring your walking shoes!

Highlights-
~ Visit the Ives Road Fen Preserve
~ Take time to enjoy life’s simple pleasures at Sauder Village!
~ Then enjoy scrumptious home-style food and the warmth of genuine, old-fashioned hospitality, while at the Village.

September 11, 2021
7:45am Meet Up

At the Citgo gas station on 60 N. Territorial Rd, Whitmore Lake, MI.
(Exit 49 off US 23 on west side).  You may click here for directions.

–>Please make sure you have a full tank before you leave!
–>Bring your 2-way RADIOs

8:00am SHARP
Depart in Cruise Caravan  (2 hours driving time. 80 miles one way)

Approx. 9:00am
Arrive Ives Road Fen Preserve
You may click here to view their web site.
The Nature Conservancy is largely responsible for restoring this once heavily developed plot back to its natural state.  A volunteer accompanies us as we tour, not rough walking but bring bug spray.

After we leave Ives Road Fen, and along the way, we’ll take a pit stop.

11:30am
Arrive Sauder Village on the edge of the “Great Black Swamp”!
A highly developed tourist spot, shopping bonanza, foodie park, and living history museum on 235 acres of solid ground with 40 buildings.  Train ride, horse drawn trolley (additional charge), old time city streets complete with all the shops that made life worth living.  These attended by knowledgeable docents and crafts people working their many trades for your enjoyment; and maybe a purchase or two.  Cabinet shop, barber shop, blacksmiths, glassblowers, bakers, cotton/wool spinners, tinsmith, and farm work.  And, oh yes, restaurants and bakery too.

You may click here to be taken to their website, to view the many attractions they offer.

->Members are encouraged to stay as long as they like, then head home when you’re finished touring.

->Your Gate Admission compliments of MCVO

The “Speakeasy Experience” at Sauder Village just became available (additional charge applies).
Be one of 12 guests on an intimate journey back in time to the roaring 20s and experience The Broken Barrel Speakeasy, an authentic secret hidden room here at Sauder Village on the 1920s Main Street.

But spaces go fast, so if you want it, quick action is strongly recommended.
You may click here for registration.  Please let Bob know if you do register for this unique experience (racerbob@comcast.net)

->All we ask is that you click on the “Signup Now” button, below, to let us know you’re attending.

The cutoff for signup is 9/7/21

Event Coordinator:
Bob Swartz, racerbob@comcast.net
248-882-4301

Weather and necessities permitting this is a Viper Club event, please drive your Viper.
If this isn’t possible give me a call and we’ll make an accommodation.

Masks:
As guests of these businesses, we will continue to respect the wishes of our hosts at all locations. Please be ready and willing to mask up.

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