A Trip to Mackinac Island

I hate to admit it, but, I had never been to Mackinac Island before this spring.  Why?  I’ve no idea other than it never floated to the top of my to-do list.  Rose got a great “early-season” deal at the Grand Hotel, so we decided we needed to do it.

We had to get up at about 5:00 in the morning to drive to Mackinaw City and catch the ferry.  We wanted the early ferry that made a detour to the island by passing under the bridge.  

Mackinac Bridge from Below
Mackinac Bridge from Below

 

Mackinac Bridge Grating
Mackinac Bridge Grating

Here are a couple views from below the bridge.

Bridge and Flag from Ferry
Bridge and Flag from Ferry

 

Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel has the largest porch in the world at 660 feet is a grand sight from the ferry.

Pano of Village
Pano of Village

This view shows some of the hotels, churches, and homes in the main part of town.  

Bicycle Rental
Bicycle Rental

With no cars on the island, there are lots of bicycles, with several bike rental shops.  This is just off the ferry pier.

I’ll share more in the next post.

Mark

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