the wandering chick
This whole area, Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island and the Mackinac Bridge, is located at the very most northern tip of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.
Mackinaw/ Mackinac - the spelling is different, but the pronunciation is the same: MACK-in-awe.
The focal point of this area is the bridge, Michigan's own Mighty Mac, strattling the Straits of Mackinac, separating Lake Michigan from Lake Huron, and most importantly, providing the link to Michigan's grand Upper Peninsula.
Mackinaw City is at the south end of the bridge, a wonderfully picturesque little town, driven mostly by tourism, but with a lot to offer, including the boats that go to Mackinac Island.
Mackinac Island sits peacefully on Lake Huron, an 18-minute boat ride from Mackinaw City. There are absolutely no cars on the island, so it's a step back in time to see horse-drawn carriages and bicycles carrying people to and fro. Mackinac Island is a wonderful walking island, from the Fort Mackinac that towers above the island to Mission Point at the southeast end of the island. Bicyclists can completely circle the island.
My pictures center on these three things as well as shots from the Mill Creek Campground which is nicely located on the shore of Lake Huron with a tranquil view of the Mackinac Bridge and Mackinac Island.
Life is good.
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