On Friday, a group from SVSU headed north on I75 to one of Michigan's most famous tourist attractions.
Mackinac Island (pronounced Makinaw) lies in Lake Huron between the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan, within sight of the Mackinac Bridge. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the island, so the fudge-shop-lined streets are a bustle of horse and bicycle traffic. The island is also known for the Grand Hotel, with the longest covered porch in the world. There's the governor's mansion, where the governor can vacation and entertain visitors. For those interested in history, the island offers Fort Mackinac, which was captured by the British in the War of 1812. Though now firmly a part of Michigan, Mackinac Island was once claimed by the French, British and the Ojibwa.
The highlights of my trip were the eight-mile bicycle ride around the circumference, as well as the ferry ride to and from the island.
|Photo credit: Aimee
|Collete and Aimee on a tandem bicycle