And for our next adventure: Mackinac Island. Being from an ocean town, I’m no stranger to ferries and bridges. In fact, they’re one of my favorite things. So, when we planned our trip to Mackinaw City, I couldn’t wait to take the ferry to the island and the bridge to the UP. Both adventures far exceeded my expectations but I wanted to talk about our time on the island because, WOW!

Going into this trip, I didn’t know much about Mackinac Island. I knew there was a lot of history, a lot of tragedy in the straights and a lot of beautiful scenery. The thing that floored me right off the bat: no motorized vehicles of any kind. I’m strangely obsessed with this lifestyle. You truly don’t realize how prevalent motors are until they aren’t around you. I loved it.

We took a carriage ride all around the island, which is truly the best way to see everything in a short amount of time. We got to hang out at the stables and interact with some of the horses a bit on the trip. I loved going through the parks and forests and especially looking out over the water through Arch Rock.

Afterward, we did some shopping and got some food at the Mustang Lounge. We really took our time exploring and enjoying. Since we were only on the island for a day, there’s so much more I want to experience on our next trip. Which means – we’re definitely going back!

Fun Fact: You never know who you’re going to run into around Michigan! We ended up running into Rachael downtown who was there on a girl’s trip! #smallworld

Author: Amber Gray

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