More from Mackinac Island

Although the ferry ride to the island was quite chilly (we rode on top so we could get the best views), the day was sunny and beautiful on the island.  We got off the ferry and walked up Main St.  No cars, so transportation is by bicycle or horses.  There are some commercial ferries loaded with semi trailers full of products for the island, but the products are off-loaded onto horse-drawn wagons and delivered to hotels, restaurants, and stores.

Street View

Street View

 

Street View

Street View

 

Horse-Drawn Carriage

Horse-Drawn Carriage

 

Hitching Post

Hitching Post

There are many lovely old homes, both along Main St. along Highway M-186.  M-186 is 8 miles long and goes around the island.  It is also the only state highway in Michigan that bans cars.

House on West Side of Island

House on West Side of Island

Another House

Another House

Hotel Iroquois

Hotel Iroquois

 

Another House

Another House

 

House on the Bluff

House on the Bluff

 

Gate to Boardwalk Cottage

Gate to Boardwalk Cottage

We picked up rental bikes and started around the island. We had great view of the water on our left all the way.  

Cannon at Brittish Landing

Cannon at British Landing

You can just make out the Mackinac Bridge at the horizon.

Arch Rock from the Lakeshore

Arch Rock from the Lakeshore

Almost back to town we saw Arch Rock.  A bit further on, there were steps (207 of them) going up to the arch.

Arch Rock from Above

Arch Rock from Above

We returned the bikes and took a tour of the fort.

Fort Mackinac

Fort Mackinac

The view from the fort is impressive.

View from the Fort

View from the Fort

The next posts will include the churches on the island and the Grand Hotel.

Mark

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