Travel Writing: Mackinac Island

English: A carriage passing by the Mission Chu...

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Last week, I took a trip to Mackinac Island in Michigan. If you haven’t heard of it, let me just tell you a few of the important details: it’s 8 miles around, it has a fort from the war of 1812, and there are no cars allowed. Yep, only horses and bikes as a means of transportation– and since we were staying in a condo 2 miles from downtown, it meant that we did a whole lot of walking.

But it was great exercise and a wonderful experience– if not a bit on the expensive side. The thing about an island without cars is that they have you trapped. If you don’t feel like walking, then you’re going to have to pay $6.75 for a taxi ride. (By taxi I mean horse-drawn carriage. Cool, right?!) And if you want to rent your own horse, it’s $40.00 an hour. The most economical way to get around, besides walking, is by renting a bike for about $6-$8 an hour.

Still, I recommend you take a trip if you haven’t already. It’s absolutely gorgeous– especially this time of year when the population more than doubles for obvious, temperature-related reasons. Anyway, take a look at some more photos and then decide.

Mackinac Island View

Mackinac Island View

Mackinac Island Flowers and Biking

Mackinac Island Flowers and Biking

Mackinac Island Beach

Mackinac Island Beach 

Mackinac Island Beach and Cairns
Mackinac Island Beach and Cairns

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2 thoughts on “Travel Writing: Mackinac Island

  1. I have never been in that part of the US. It is a lovely place. And…bike riding *S*…that thought is wonderful…as are the horses. Thinks I will put it on my bucket list now. The thought of no cars…mmmm.

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