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THE 61st ANNUAL MACKINAC BRIDGE WALK – September 3, 2018

The Mackinac Bridge Authority, the St. Ignace Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Mackinaw Area Chamber of Commerce would like to make your Bridge Walk as pleasant as possible and offer the following information:

As it was for the 2017 Annual Bridge Walk, the Mackinac Bridge will be closed to public traffic form 6:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, to accommodate the 2018 Annual Bridge Walk.

No bus transportation across the bridge will be available this year. Walkers who decide to walk across the entire bridge will need to arrange their own transportation back to the end of the bridge where they started – after the bridge reopens to public traffic at noon.

There is limited parking space available west of the Mackinac Bridge Authority plaza area. Free parking and shuttle service is being provided by the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce and St. Ignace Visitor’s Bureau and is available at Little Bear East Arena.

There is no fee or registration required to participate in the walk.

The walk begins at 7 a.m. You may start walking any time after the governor’s party starts the walk at approximately 7 a.m. No one will be permitted to start after 11:30 a.m., so make sure you arrive early.

This year, the walk begins in St. Ignace at the north end of the Mackinac Bridge in the Upper Peninsula, and in Mackinaw City at the south end of the bridge in the Lower Peninsula. To participate in the walk you may:

** Walk from either end of the bridge, then turn around at the midpoint and return to the community where you started the walk. Beginning at 10 a.m., the turnaround point will be moved towards the ends of the bridge, but you may start walking up until 11:30 a.m.

** Walk from either end of the bridge, and continue across to the other side. This option is most like previous bridge walks. However, since bus transportation across the bridge will not be available, walkers who choose this option will need to arrange for their own transportation back across after the bridge reopens at noon. Walkers who do not reach the midpoint of the bridge before 10 a.m. will be turned back.

** Walk from either end of the bridge, continuing across to the other side, then walking back to the end of the bridge you started from. This options will mean a 10-mile round trip for participants. If walkers in this option do not reach the midpoint of the bridge on their return trip by 10 a.m. will be turned back.

Walkers will use the left-hand outside paved lane as they walk onto the bridge, regardless of which end of the bridge they start from. Walkers who turn back at the midpoint will turn right, then return using the opposite side outside paved lane. Walkers who choose to cross the entire bridge will stay in the left-hand outside paved lane all the way across.

The Michigan State Police and other official personnel will be available in the event of an emergency. Please note, there are no restrooms on the bridge and the average length of time to walk the bridge is about two hours. Portable toilets will be located in St. Ignace and Mackinaw City.

Baby strollers and wheelchairs are allowed on the bridge during the walk. Prohibited items include signs, banners, umbrellas, bicycles, roller skates, skateboards, wagons and similar types of devices. With the sole exception of working service dogs, no animals are allowed. Walkers must stay away from bridge railings and the center mall which divides the walkers from the vehicular traffic. Except for pre-qualified, registered participants in the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness Run, no running or racing is permitted on the bridge. Playing tag on the bridge is not permitted and no smoking on the bridge, please. For information on the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness Run, please go to www.michiganfitness.org or contact the Governor’s Council at 517-347-7891.

You will receive a numbered bridge walk certificate at the completion of your walk. Certificates will be distributed at both ends of the bridge.

Individuals under the age of 18 should have the permission of a parent or guardian to participate in the walk. Any two or more people walking together should make plans for a meeting place in the event that they become separated during the walk.

Disclaimer of liability: Before beginning the walk, all participants should carefully determine that they are physically fit and medically able to participate in the annual walk since the physical strain of the walk could lead to serious health problems. Participants should also understand that walking involves risks of injury from falls due to the surface condition of the bridge, contact with other participants, and the effects of weather including high heat and/or humidity. THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, MACKINAC BRIDGE AUTHORITY, ST. IGNACE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, MACKINAW AREA CHAMBER OR COMMERCE, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, VOLUNTEERS AND SPONSORS ASSUME NO OBLIGATIONS WITH REGARD TO SUCH RISKS AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM ANY WALKER’S PARTICIPATION IN THE ANNUAL WALK.

As in the past, persons who need reasonable accommodations due to disability may contact the Mackinac Bridge Authority by Aug. 31, 2018 at 906-643-7600. TTY users may call the Michigan Relay Center at 800-649-3777.

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Mackinac Bridge – Photos From Instagram

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Jacob’s Corn Maze – Traverse City – August 11 – October 29, 2018

2018 Maze Season: Aug. 11 – Oct. 29

Life sized corn mazes are fun for everyone, young and old alike. Experience our world class computer designed 10 acre corn maze creation, unlike any other in Northern Michigan!

This fall at Jacob’s Corn Maze, we’re celebrating the state that we call home with this year’s Pure Michigan theme. Join us at our 10-acre corn maze as we pay tribute to the Great Lakes State. Now that’s Pure Michigan.

Hours

    • Everyday | 10:00am to 6:00pm

Beginning Sept 14

  • Sunday – Thursday | 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Friday & Saturday | 10:00am to 9:00pm

Rates

General Admission $12.00
Children ages 5-11 $8.00
Under 4 Free
Groups of 20 or more $9.00 per person

Jacob’s You-Pick

Click links at the bottom of this page under “Currently Available at Jacob’s Farm” for information on fruit that is now ripe for picking!

Hours

Open June through October

Every Day: Dawn – Dusk (Self-Serve)

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Jacob’s Corn Maze On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Jacob’s Corn Maze Page On Facebook.

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Saturday October 27th, 2018 - 8:22 am

Jacob's Corn Maze

Tonight!

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Your Local Expert - Video 26: Jacob's Corn Maze: Mike Witkop goes over a special event that Jacob's Corn Maze does each year called "Thriller Night". On the last Saturday of October, the Corn Maze closes down at 6:00PM to prepare for a night of thrills in the maze! Local actors dressed in their best costume and make up and come out to scare whoever is brave enough to enter the Maze until 10:00PM! This is a must try event for people that love to be scared on Halloween.
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Thursday October 25th, 2018 - 9:57 am

Jacob's Corn Maze

Hard to believe that this coming weekend is the final for our season! Don’t miss out on experiencing our Pure Michigan theme. Also this Saturday the 27th will be our thriller night starting at 7:00 PM. ... See MoreSee Less

Hard to believe that this coming weekend is the final for our season! Don’t miss out on experiencing our Pure Michigan theme. Also this Saturday the 27th will be our thriller night starting at 7:00 PM.

 

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Tammi Norton-Willoughby

Margaret, Jaime looks like a cool maze!

Cameron Redmond Lauren Coolman

Toni Williams

Kenzie Powers click "about" on their page!

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Thursday October 25th, 2018 - 9:54 am

Jacob's Corn Maze

It is hard to believe but this coming weekend is the last of our season! Don’t miss out experiencing the Pure Michigan theme! FYI Thriller night starts at 7 o’clock this coming Saturday the 27th! ... See MoreSee Less

It is hard to believe but this coming weekend is the last of our season! Don’t miss out experiencing the Pure Michigan theme!  FYI Thriller night starts at 7 o’clock this coming Saturday the 27th!

 

Comment on Facebook

Emme this could be fun with Phil!

Amanda Schneidt 😭 how have we not gone yet

Thursday October 25th, 2018 - 9:51 am

Jacob's Corn Maze

FYI. This coming Saturday evening (27th) we will stop selling regular maze tickets at 5:30 to prepare for our Thriller night which starts at 7 o’clock and goes till at least 10 o’clock. Looking forward to seeing everybody! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Mike Stewart I wanna do this!

Can we still come earlier in the day?

A must do . The theater group did an amazing job. We screamed and laughed so much ! Great job!

Chelsea Johnson

Jessaca Leigh

Lucas Garcia

Thriller tickets start at 7?

$15

Jon Randles

Joe Kares ???

Jennifer Peer Danielle Peer Saturday?

How much are the thriller tickets

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Saturday October 20th, 2018 - 10:55 am

Jacob's Corn Maze

It's always a beautiful day at Jacob's Corn Maze. ... See MoreSee Less

Its always a beautiful day at Jacobs Corn Maze.

 

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When was this picture taken. Last year I hope.

Lorie Wright, Elmwood A-Dock !!

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Jacob’s Corn Maze – Photos via Instagram

Here are the latest photos of Jacob’s Corn Maze via instagram. If you have an instagram photo to share of your visit to Jacob’s Corn Maze, choose “Jacob’s Corn Maze” as your location and your photos will appear in the photo stream below.

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Jacob’s Corn Maze – More Photos From Instagram

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