Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Mackinac Island

We took the ferry to Mackinac Island. It traveled beneath the Bridge on the way.

A short walk off the ferry is Main Street.

We took a horse-drawn carriage ride to see more of the island. No motor vehicles are allowed on the island.

One of the sights is Arch Rock.

At the iconic Grand Hotel, we got off the carriage to spend more time and look around.

Here's the view from inside.

Here we are on the world's largest front porch.

From the front porch, you can see the Mackinac Bridge in the distance,

The hotel grounds are very well kept.

Here's a view of the hotel from the garden.

The hotel had a topiary of a horse-drawn carriage.

We walked along Main Street and went into several shops. Of course, we had to get more of this island's famous fudge.

It was fun to see this famous island, but it was by far the most crowded place we had been to on our trip.

And then it was back on the ferry to return to the mainland.

This evening we sat out by the campfire briefly but as it was a chilly evening, we didn't stay out long.

Tomorrow we drive south to head down the Michigan side of Lake Michigan.


  1. What a concept...a pedestrian paradise. Nice picture of the arch. This day must have been relaxing. I love ferry rides, and the carriage ride must have also been nice and slow for a comfortable excursion. I very much like the seats on the beach with the fire pit. What a way to unwind.

    1. It is very nice (and unique) that there are no cars on the island. Though there was quite a bit of traffic on the roads with the carriages, people riding horses, and tons of bicycles.

      The slow-paced day was to Kai's liking. No uphill hikes! :)


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