ADVENTURES IN OUR AMERICAN DREAM travel blog

We took the Arnold Ferry over to Mackinac Island, it was $18...

A jet boat high-tailing it by us..:-)

Birds resting on the floating buoy...

Round Island Lighthouse..

View of the Grand Hotel from the water..

Round Island Passage Light

Beautiful kites flying all over the island..

Arriving Mackinac Island...

People waiting to get on after we are all off...

The Grand Hotel luxury buggy, we were wishing we were going to...

View of Main Street, only bikes and horses allowed, no cars!

Our first stop, we had some fabulous fudge...

Next, we bought our tickets for the awesome tour...

Our horses were Lenny on the left, and Kenny on the right...:-)

I have never seen so many people riding bikes, so cool!

Doud's is the only grocery store on the island..

There are lots of cool B&Bs on the island too...

You can rent a horse to ride too...so cool!

The Grand Hotel coming up....what a way to tour the island, loved...

Wow, I could spend a week here and have my own horse...

The porch on the hotel is the longest in the WORLD....wowser!

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View of the horse area at the Grand...

The balcony ceilings are painted sky blue to keep birds from nesting...

Our driver said they think it's the sky ...

Cool distance chart..

If you take the shorter tours, you ride in this type of...

A cool buggy museum on the island...

Entering Mackinac Island State Park, it was fabulous...

We rode through a canopy of trees....

We rode by two cemeteries..

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Info...

Skull Cave...

Fort Mackinac in the distance, it was closed today..

Arch Rock was really cool...

View looking to the right from Arch Rock...

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View to the left..

Getting back on the buggy...

Our next stop had some fantastic views...

Jerry talking to Lenny....:-)

Awesome view of the town below..

Another view...

This one shows the two lighthouses in the distance...

Zoomed view...

Time to get back on, the horses were trying to go and...

A million dollar home on the island...wowser!

Going back down from the hill, glad we had brakes...

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Bike rentals...or, you can bring your own on the ferry...

The island is loaded with incredible flowers...

This was an awesome tour, we highly recommend to all our readers...

Almost back...

There are lots of cool hotels in town...

Time to catch the ferry back...

We loved the island and will definitely go back again...

The sun setting on the ferry ride back...

Last one!


We had one of those “WOWSER” days today. We visited Mackinac Island, it was fabulous! Now we know why it is voted “one of the top 10 islands in the world.” The island only allows horses and bikes for transportation, no cars are allowed. We chose the Mackinac Island Carriage Tour, it was a wonderful choice.

Our tour guide was incredible, he was full of information about the island. He also told us a lot of extra stories he has heard that were not part of the regular tour, this made it even more interesting. Our tour started out on Main Street and did a circle of the island with a few extra special stops. I have added 61 pictures to tell the story. Yikes! I should have split this one into two updates, I hope you don’t have problems loading so many pictures.

We loved this island and are "dreaming" about a stay in the incredible Grand Hotel. The hotel has their own luxury buggies that taxi you all over the island. What a life! They also have a lot of normal priced hotels on the island, much more affordable that we could actually afford instead of dreaming about. :-)

It was another great day in Michigan and a wonderful tour, we highly recommend it to all our readers. Check back later for more from our awesome stay in Michigan.

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