Set on the north side of Lake Huron, in the waters separating Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas, Mackinac (pronounced Mack-i-naw) Island is one of Michigan's loveliest and destinations. Cars are prohibited, and so visitors get around on foot, bicycles, and horse-drawn carriages. Visitors step back in time amid restored Victorian homes, many transformed into shops. 800-454-5227.
Trips via horse and buggy begin near the boat docks in the center of the shopping district and last about 2 hours. Sights include the Governor's Mansion, the Grand Hotel, Fort Mackinac, and Arch Rock--a limestone formation that is among the island's most popular natural attractions. Mackinac Island Carriage Tours 906-847-3307.
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