Mackinac Island, Michigan: A Piece of American History
While there are many beautiful American cities that you can choose to visit during the springtime, there is only one that makes the cut on my list. This city is actually an island full of fun known as Mackinac Island, and it’s located in Michigan. There is only one way to make it over to Mackinac Island, though, and that is by ferry.
Mackinac Island is a place known for its old heritage and its world-renowned fudge . Mackinac Island is my favorite springtime destination for one major reason, though. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006, and yet, I find that Mackinac Island is able to accommodate my needs.
There are many places to see and witness on Mackinac Island, and even with my multiple sclerosis, I’m still able to visit these places. Mackinac Island has horse-drawn carriage tours that you can take if you want to see the island without having to walk the entire day to see it. This is also a great experience for those who want to enjoy a family ride or especially for those looking to have a romantic trip.
The horse and carriage ride cost me and my husband approximately $50 the last time we went to Mackinac Island. This to me is a relatively cheap price to be able to enjoy a romantic ride while experiencing the rich history of this wonderful island. The streets on Mackinac Island are loaded with old historical homes that date back to the 1800s.
Then, you can go biking through Mackinac Island State Park at the price of $50 for a couple for five hours. This will give you ample time to see the sites such as Skull Cave and Arch Rock. These experiences also give people with families the time to educate their kids. I have taken my nieces here for the educational value that Mackinac Island has to offer.
When you book your trip to Mackinac Island, make sure you stay at the Lilac Tree Suite and Spa. This is the only hotel I stay at on Mackinac Island, because when I’m on vacation, I love to be pampered. I must say that the balcony here was a great location to unwind from a day of sightseeing. The balcony that I had overlooked Main Street, and you could even see Lake Huron from my balcony. What a grand way to unwind from a busy day.
The best place to eat at on Mackinac Island is the Pink Pony. There are a lot of different dishes you can get at the Pink Pony, but my favorite dish was the tequila lime perch. This is a relatively expensive dish, though. The perch cost me approximately $28, but it is fresh fish from the lake. This is the reason I did not hesitate to pay $28 for this fish. I live in Colorado, and it is hard to get fresh fish that taste this good there.
The things that I would say every person coming to Mackinac Island must do is go on a horse and carriage ride, bicycle through Mackinac Island State Park, and try the fudge. These are all the things that make any vacation to Mackinac complete.