Thousands expected to lace up walking shoes for the holiday
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 19:35:53 GMT —
For some people, Labor Day weekend can mean enjoying the final days of summer by relaxing out on a boat, catching some sun on the beach, or just spending some quality time with the family. But on Monday, tens of thousands of people will wrap up their weekend by walking across a bridge.
The 56th Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk will kick off bright and early at 7 a.m. in St. Ignace at the north end of the bridge in the Upper Peninsula. The Governor's party will lead the walk where more than 40-thousand people are expected to be in attendance. The 5 mile event will end in Mackinaw City.
Those that don't feel like taking on the "Mighty Mac" just yet can head to a smaller scale bridge walk in Traverse City.
The 2nd Annual Traverse City Labor Day Bridges Walk will begin at 8 a.m.. Traverse City Walks is sponsoring the 3-mile long event that will begin and end at the Euro Stop Cafe.
Community members will be able to take a stroll over four different Traverse City bridges on Cass St., Union St., West Front St., and Grandview Parkway.