Exploring Mackinac Island

Living in a Motorcoach isn’t for everyone, only for those who can exist sans solid ground but with a thirst for adventure. We recently camped in Mackinaw City Michigan and spent the day on Mackinac (also pronounced Mackinaw) Island in Lake Huron. The only route to the island is via ferry from the mainland or from the Upper Peninsula. The view as you approach the landing docks is definitely colorful, promising a spectacular day.
The Island bans all fuel-powered vehicles so dress appropriately to walk, bike or be escorted in a horse-drawn carriage. You can bring your own bike or you can rent one on the island, complete with tot carriers. There’s just under four acres to cover but the island is hilly.
We took a horse-drawn guided tour of the Island that included a stopover at Fort Mackinac, a stronghold for the British in the Revolutionary War of 1812.
If you need accommodations, The Grand Hotel is the place to be. And if you don’t, at least enjoy libations and the view from the veranda.

Mackinac Bridge over Lakes Michigan & Huron

Mackinac Bridge over Lakes Michigan & Huron

 

Ferry approach to Mackinac Island

Ferry approach to Mackinac Island

a plethora of bikes to rent

a plethora of bikes to rent

 

optional transport: horse drawn carriage

optional transport: horse drawn carriage

Fort Mackinac

Fort Mackinac

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