Summer means it’s time to get away. All season, we’re sharing some of our favorite U.S. summer travel spots. Find a destination to cure your wanderlust? Take the Summer Friday.
Mackinac Island, Michigan | Summer Fridays Series, Week 1
To newcomers, Mackinac Island appears frozen in time.
More than 120 years ago, the island voted to ban “horseless carriages,” aka cars. Instead, residents can travel the island’s 4 square miles by foot, bicycle or horse drawn carriage. And yes, even Amazon deliveries arrive by horse drawn carriage here.
This week, take a step back from the hustle and bustle as we kick off Summer Fridays…
Hop on Highway M-185—the only highway in the nation where vehicles are prohibited—for a 8-mile loop circling the island. The relatively flat trail can be taken by foot, bike or horse drawn carriage and features some of the island’s historic and natural sites. Stop to check out Lake Huron, Skull Cave, Arch Rock and the Native American Cultural History Trail, to name a few.
Mackinac Island FudgeOnce you’ve worked up an appetite, it’s time to sample Mackinac Island’s world-famous fudge. A variety of downtown fudge shops can quickly turn into an all-you-can-eat excursion, or you can try your hand at a fudge making class. Most of the fudge shops deliver, so you’ll be able to return to your favorites long after your trip.
The skin scent is a soft blend of woody Iso E Super, sheer Skin Musk and warm Amber. It won’t overpower the elements during a day on the trail or a night downtown, and mirrors the timelessness of Mackinac Island.