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Mackinac Island ideal place to visit in the summer

Mackinac Island ideal place to visit in the summer

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The state of Michigan has plenty of parks and attractions to visit during the summer, one of which are the magical Mackinac Island, 241 miles north from the City of Grand Rapids.

Every year, thousands of people visit Mackinac Island where they find breathtaking views of the Mackinac Bridge and the city of Mackinac. The island has eight miles of coastline and ​​3.8 square miles not accessible to motor vehicles, which is why bicycles are the main transport. The bikes and old horse-drawn carriages give the island an old-timer atmosphere. The architecture in the houses and churches, along with its Victorian-style garden with colorful plants, give the island the unique charm it is so well known for. Although some say is a place haunted by spirits of the past, you will not encounter a scary movie scenario on Mackinac Island.
Mackinac Island is an attractive site for weddings, honeymoons and family vacations. Among all the islands hotels, cabins and houses turned inns, more than 1,300 rooms are available for rent.
Natural attractions include the scenery of Lake Michigan from Mackinac Island, museum of the butterflies, and stone arch.
Mackinac Island also has several attractions in the city like candy shops, where they make chocolate fudge very popular in the area. The island is home to dozens of restaurants, bars, shops and recreation areas for those looking to enjoy the culture of the island.
For those looking to enjoy the lake, the island offers a variety of watersports like kayaking, sailing, boating and swimming among others.
To reach Mackinac Island, it is a fifteen minute ferry or a ride on a private boat. Prices vary depending on the season, but in general it is very affordable.
Meanwhile, the Mackinac Bridge is 26,372 feet long and connects the upper peninsula to the lower, suspending 8,614 feet is the third longest suspension bridge in the United States and the largest in the Midwest.
The bridge stretches across the Straits of Mackinac in the Great Lakes (Lake Michigan and Lake Huron), and is a real attraction for thousands of tourists who cannot resist to take a selfie with the bridge. Both Mackinaw City and the city of Saint Ignace, which located at the other end of the bridge in south-north direction have good parks to enjoy the view of the bridge.
The Mackinac Bridge, nicknamed ‘Big Mac’ was opened on November 1, 1957 and designed by engineer David B. Steinman. It is estimated that more than 11,500 vehicles cross the bridge daily.
If you would like to add these two attractions in northern Michigan to your agenda of locations to visit this summer you can get more information on these websites:

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