In Awe of Mackinac

U.S. by us

Mackinac is pronounced Mack-en-aw, no matter how it is spelled (Mackinaw City on the mainland or the island, Mackinac). The island is a charming summer resort just a short ferry ride from the mainland. We took the ferry with the added bonus of going under the five mile bridge (nicknamed The Mighty Mac) that connects the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan.This is a car-free island; horse and buggies are everywhere as are bicycles and walkers.As usual, I guided us away from the town towards what I thought was a direct path to Arch Rock. Alas, I led us to the opposite side of the island through the woods, along horse paths and trails named Lost Bear Trail and Indian Pipe Trail. This brought us to a beautiful mansion, The Inn at Stonecliffe, and a trail to Sunset Rock. It was well worth the detour.We took…

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