Mackinac (pronounced mack-in-awe) Island is a delightful natural retreat.
Reached by ferry from Mackinaw City or St. Ignace, motorized transportation on the island is prohibited so getting around is confined to horse and carriage, bicycle, or on foot. Most of the island is a state park and has largely escaped change since a village was constructed here in the 19th century, making it a lovely place to wander around.
The island's Fort Mackinac was constructed by British soldiers during the American Revolution and is today a National Historic Landmark. The rest of the island consists of high limestone bluffs, emerald green forests and beautiful vistas of sparkling water which are a pleasure to explore on the walking or bicycle trails.
The island is sacred to the Ojibwa and Odawa people and, according to their beliefs, this is where life began.