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For any questions, please email Cherie Grunske at  or call the CALL office, 526-8777.


Fall Tour of Marshall Famous Places and the Migration of the Sandhill Cranes

Saturday, October 14
9:00 AM -8:30 PM
$89.00, limited to 55 participants

Guests will enjoy several guided tours in the morning and afternoon in historic Marshall, Michigan, including the Honolulu House Museum and the American Museum of Magic located in the heart of Marshall's National Historic Landmark District and listed on the Historic Register of American Buildings. 
A buffet luncheon is scheduled at the famous Schuler’s Restaurant, first opened in 1909, featuring a chef prepared roasted pork loin with all the trimmings, and of course, Schuler’s famous bar cheese!

Additional food includes green salad, classic fruit tray, green bean medley, herb roasted potatoes and house-made breads. A vegan option of autumn vegetable ravioli is available in place of the pork loin with advance notice by calling our office.

In the late afternoon, we will travel to Cranefest, located in Bellevue and sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Battle Creek and Michigan Audubon Society. There are events and activities to enjoy on site featuring vendors, food and scheduled guided nature walks you can join. But the major attraction is watching thousands of Sandhill Cranes return on their annual migration to this sanctuary.

Come enjoy the cool crisp late afternoon amidst the splendor of autumn colors. We will take our seats and listen as the stillness of the air is interrupted by the cry of the cranes as they glide into view. The “fly-in” begins slowly throughout the afternoon with best viewing of large numbers of cranes between 5:00 pm and dusk. 

What to bring:  Comfortable walking/hiking shoes, umbrella, blanket and folding/carry type chairs, raincoat, sweatshirt or medium-weight jacket, reusable water bottle, binoculars, and cameras.
Additional notes: Expect uneven grassy terrain on approximately two miles of mowed trails that are considered easy walking with minimal elevation change. It can be quite cool by dusk so be sure to bring the appropriate layers of clothing.

CALL members and guests will enjoy a nice snack packed for you during Cranefest. Additionally, there are two food trucks on the grounds for purchases on your own if you prefer.

For any questions, please email Marjorie Goosen at  or call the CALL office, 526-8777.


*Member Event refund policy*
For half-day events: no refund

For one-day events:
50% refund will be issued for a cancellation made 25 days or more before event;
25% refund will be issued for a cancellation made 16-24 days before event.
No refund will be issued 1-15 days before event.

For multiple-day trips:
No refund of deposit.
50% refund will be issued for a cancellation made 16-30 days before event.
No refund for a cancellation made 1-15 days before event.