Mackinac: A Guide to Mackinac Island and Mackinaw City

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Explore Mackinac Island, one of Michigan's top tourist destinations, with Tourist Town Guides. This independent guide, revised and updated, will help you plan the perfect vacation, with comprehensive information about must-see historic sites and attractions, Mackinac Island's unique transportation, the best of Mackinaw City, and more! Travel prepared-from the impressive Mackinac Bridge to the historic Grand Hotel, use this guide to help make the best decisions on how to spend ...

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Overview

Explore Mackinac Island, one of Michigan's top tourist destinations, with Tourist Town Guides. This independent guide, revised and updated, will help you plan the perfect vacation, with comprehensive information about must-see historic sites and attractions, Mackinac Island's unique transportation, the best of Mackinaw City, and more! Travel prepared-from the impressive Mackinac Bridge to the historic Grand Hotel, use this guide to help make the best decisions on how to spend your time in Mackinac.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935455165
  • Publisher: Channel Lake, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Series: Tourist Town Guides
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 449,036
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Donna Marie Lively is a lifelong fan of the Mackinac area. She and her husband, Craig, own businesses in both the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Donna is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where she specialized in children's literature, science and pedagogy.

Donna Marie Lively is a lifelong fan of the Mackinac area. She and her husband, Craig, own businesses in both the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Donna is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where she specialized in children's literature, science and pedagogy.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 13

Mackinac History 15

Early Inhabitants 15

The Explorers 17

The Mackinac Bridge 33

Area Orientation 37

Visiting Mackinac 40

Arriving By Land 42

Air Travel 45

Mackinac Island by Water 46

Marinas 49

Getting Around Mackinaw City 50

Mackinac Island Transportation 53

Getting Around Mackinac Island 59

Seasons and Annual Events 63

Summer 63

Fall 67

Winter 69

Spring 70

Mackinac Island State Park 73

Mackinac State Historic Parks 74

Other Historic Sites 80

The War of 1812 Sites 81

Mackinac Rock Formations 83

Mackinaw City Attractions 87

Historic Mackinaw City 87

Mackinaw City Water Fun 90

Mackinaw City Attractions 91

Parks Near Mackinaw City 94

Other Attractions 99

Mackinac Island 99

Golf 101

Shopping 103

Mackinaw City 104

Mackinac Island 108

Dining 111

Mackinaw City 112

Mackinac Island 119

Mackinaw City Lodging 129

Waterpark Hotels 130

Hotels and Motels 131

Bed and Breakfasts 138

Campgrounds 139

Mackinac Island Lodging 141

Resorts 141

Hotels and Motels 144

Bed and Breakfasts 148

Day Trips 151

Sault Ste. Marie 152

St. Ignace 157

Northern Lake Michigan 161

South Mackinac 163

Recommendations 167

Index 171

About the Author 176

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