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Relive Days Gone Bye on Mackinac Island

avatar   Stacy

Posted On 08/11/2021 09:24:16

Michigan | Mackinac Island | Ferry | Mackinac Bridge | Horse-Drawn Carriage | Yesteryear | History | Nature | Walking | Hiking | Biking

Relive Days Gone Bye on Mackinac Island


A day or more on Mackinac Island truly gives visitors a glimpse at the life of yesteryear. Short ferry rides transport visitors and residents between Michigan's mainland and the island. Getting from place to place on the island requires walking or biking ... or a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. From shopping to dining and nature to history or just plain relaxing, there's plenty to do to fill a day or more.

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Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to live during the time of your ancestors?

We spent the day on Mackinac Island for a taste of a simpler life - the days before cars were the most common form of transportation. We were picked up at the RV park and taken to a dock where we caught a morning ferry taking us under the famous Mackinac Bridge and then on to the island.

We started with a ride aboard a horse-drawn carriage for an overview of the island. Since we had heard so much about the Grand Hotel, we explored the hotel and then spent over an hour relaxing on the huge porch while sipping adult beverages! Had Scott's knee been fully recovered, we may have rented bikes to ride around. Instead, we did more exploring on foot - including time at Fort Mackinac. After dinner and dessert, it was time to return to life in 2021!

Fun fact: At one time, they did give automobiles a try on the island, but the horses got scared so they were banned once again. The only motorized vehicles allowed to drive on the island are emergency vehicles. A fleet of 5 ambulances serves the 500 permanent residents plus guests on the island.

What part of years gone bye do you wish you could try out for a day (or more)?

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Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong. - George Carlin

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