Mackinac Island’s Best Kept Secrets

While most people are going straight to the major highlights of the island, like Arch Rock and Grand Hotel; there’s an entire other side of the island to explore.

You should definitely get out and discover the shear beauty that lies just outside of Mackinac Island’s Main Street. There are no cars so you’ll need a bike or some good walking shoes!

Arch Rock, Mackinac Island Arch Rock, Mackinac Island

As soon as you arrive to Mackinac Island, a map will be your best friend. They’re easy to find at the Visitors Center, Tourism Bureau, your hotel front desk/concierge, stores and restaurants. Unless you’ve lived on the island your whole life, you’re going to be lost without a map. I highly recommend getting one before you head out.

Go see the…


Hiking trails

Much of the land is preserved as part of a huge state park that encompasses over half of Mackinac Island. A good mix of forest, trails, and incredible views of Lake Huron, peaking and glistening through the trees. And the water is as beautiful blue as the Caribbean!


Horseback riding trails

Coffee Trail - Mackinac Island Coffee Trail – Mackinac Island


Gardens


Mansions

Highway 1 at the Boardwalk Highway M185 at the Boardwalk

Lilacs on the West Bluff
Lilacs on the West Bluff

Horse Stables


Airport



Caves


Sunset Rock

Looking North - Sunset Rock

Looking South - Sunset Rock, Mackinac Island


Anne’s Tablet


Fort Holmes

Fort Holmes - Mackinac Island

There are great adventures to be had. Secret spots, that aren’t really secrets at all. And an added bonus, venturing off into untouched territory is as close as you’ll get to having the island all to yourself!

Work on Mackinac Island for the Summer and have the best of both worlds!

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Mackinac Island on a Budget – 22 Ways to Save

To really get the biggest bang for my buck, I like to travel on a budget. I like to save a little where we can and really have a great experience. Here are 22 tips for saving money when visiting Mackinac Island. 

1. Weekdays – Hotel rates during the week, Monday-Thursday are usually

17 Photos to Inspire Your Visit to Strasbourg, France

Located in the Alsace region of France is the most ornate city of Strasbourg.  A beautiful architectural balance of German and Frech. Timber framed homes scattered throughout the curving cobblestone streets and the River Ill is never too far away!

Strasbourg was one of those cities that came as a complete surprise. It turned out to be so much more incredible than I ever imagined and totally exceeded my expectations!

If all that hasn’t convinced you to visit this German border city, then these 17 Photos from Strasbourg definitely will!

15 Photos to Make You Fall in Love with Switzerland

Northern Switzerland’s best kept secret is a charming medieval city nestled along the Upper Rhine River, home to the Munot Fortress and several baroque style buildings. The city of Schaffhausen is just as much captivating, as it is beautiful.

Sunsets here are rather amazing! If you ever get the chance, you should go. Until then, enjoy my sunset photo tour around Schaufhaussen. Take a deep breath now because these images are quite incredible.

Michigan Blogger Meet Up in Grand Rapids

Saturday in August called for a mindful Meet Up for the Michigan Bloggers, Content Creators, Influencer Group. Gathering at Wildroast Coffee Co. in Grandville, Michigan. In depth discussions were had around growing, creating and monetizing our talents!

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