Mackinac Island Travel Guide
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- 98%Adventure Travelers
User Reviews (23 Reviews)
- Mackinac IslandMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Feb 25, 2014
Mackinac Island is accessible by ferry or airplane. There is no automobile allowed on the island. It was once a US National Park that was turn over to the State of Michigan. Disability access is depending on what activities you choose to do. You will need at least two days too experience the island.
- Mackinac IslandFeb 16, 2013
Located in Lake Huron between the Upper and Lower Peninsula of Michigan , Mackinac Island is a treasure. The isle is so small that only bicycles and luxurious horse carriages are welcome. And after a long ride around the island, home-made hot fudge can be enjoyed at every corner. The island also shares historical sightings on the French and Indian War. However, the island’s trip is not complete without a stay at the romantic Grand Hotel where the feature film ‘Somewhere in Time’ was filmed. Leisure walks near the lake’s cool breeze makes Mackinac Island a magical and simply fun Northern Michigan summer experience.
- Mackinac IslandOct 18, 2012
Very quaint with victorian homes, cute shops and great views. Do NOT rent the double-seater bike. That is just a disaster waiting to happen, especially if you are a couple. Trust me...it doesn't work like you think. Try and get there early so you have enough time to look around. Staying on the island overnight is very expensive.
- Mackinac IslandJul 04, 2012
Mackinac Island, Michigan, is a unique and special place. Accessible only by ferry or small airplane, this island is rich with history dating back to a time prior to Revolutionary War days. No gas powered vehicles are allowed. All you will hear are the occasional ding-a-ling of a bicycle bell and the gentle clip-clop of hooves as visitors explore the island in horse drawn taxis and carriages. Experience military life at Fort Mackinac. Photograph the splendor of the Grand Hotel which boasts one of the longest front porches in the world. Mackinac Island is a vacation destination you won't regret and will never forget.
- Mackinac IslandJul 04, 2012
Take a private carriage ride (150.00 for 90 minutes, plus tip) to see homes on the bluffs, the cemetery, the "quiet" part of the island, arch rock, as well as hear history and view the flora and fauna of the island. Get dropped off at Fort Mackinac (admission fee), tour the fort, then head over to the Grand Hotel for lunch. Continue "down" to the main street and rent bicycles for a ride around the perimeter of the island (8 miles, we were able to make the ride in about 90 minutes with a few stops). After returning the bikes, I recommend shopping a bit then purchase an CE cream or some fudge.
- Mackinac IslandMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3Jul 04, 2012
This vehicle-free Island is a real treat. It's got plenty of cool little shops and restaurants, magnificent hotels and summer house that will make you green with envy. Rent a bike and enjoy the beautiful trails all around the island. It's a really great place to experience the wonder of nature without having to get too far from civilization.
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