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.
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.
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!
Lake Huron – Tranquil Bluff
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! Go see the…
Stairway to Fort Holmes
Horseback riding trails
Coffee Trail – Mackinac Island
Highway M185 at the Boardwalk
Sunset RockLooking North
Crack in the IslandJumping the Crack in the Island
Cave of the WoodsFallen Tree at the Cave of the Woods
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!