August 3, 2022
Mackinac Island

Scenic and Smelly – Mackinaw Island – Not a One Horse Town

Mackinac Island is a haven for horse lovers. There are no cars on Mackinac Island, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get around!

Watch Your Step on Michigan’s Top Tourist Attraction

The island is only accessible by boat or ferry, so there’s no need for vehicles. The only way to get around is by horse-drawn wagon, bike, or foot.

Passengers can get a horse-drawn wagon to their hotel.

Touring Mackinaw Island

Mackinaw Island
A Vintage Postcard of Mackinac Island

Visitors can rent bikes to tour the island. The island can be seen on foot.

Colorful horse-drawn carriages wait to take visitors to the many points of interest on Mackinaw Island Michigan. Note that even the state troopers ride bicycles on this island where no autos are permitted.

Back in the 1800s, the only way to travel from city to city along the Great Lakes was by Steamship. Mackinaw Island was one of the prime ports of call. This island in the Great Lakes has been a popular tourist attraction for almost 200 years.


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Michaela Nolte

Michaela is a history buff and loves to export historical markers and old buildings and seeks stories about Michigan and Great Lakes history. When she is not writing, you can find her with a good book sipping wine on the beach.

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