Labor Day Bridge Walks in Grand Rapids and at Mackinac Bridge
Bridge walks are a Labor Day tradition in Michigan.
This year is the 57th annual at Mackinac Bridge.
Grand Rapids is hosting a bridge walk too.
Governor Rick Snyder will lead an expected 40,000 walkers on the 5-mile Mackinac Bridge walk beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, September 1.
Walkers can start until 11:00 a.m. Buses are available to bring walkers from Mackinaw City to St. Ignace for $5.
Michigan State Police will conduct searches of purses, bags and backpacks for all walkers. Walkers are asked to leave their purses, bags and backpacks in their vehicles to avoid delays.
The Labor Day bridge walk in Grand Rapids begins at 8:00 a.m., at Ah- Nab-Awen Park, in front of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.
The route will cross six bridges over the Grand River. Free parking is available in City Lot 7, near Big Boy on Pearl, and the Scribner lot, under 131.
Some exercise and a little fresh air are a great way to wind down summer in Michigan.