On the third day of our trip, we took a ferry from St. Ignace, MI and went to Mackinac Island.
Mackinac Island is the only place in the U.S. where cars are not allowed. You have to walk, ride a bike, or take a horse carriage to get around on the island.
The ferry ride over was COLD! It was only 52 degrees that morning and a shock to two MO folks that are used to heat and humidity as soon as they wake up.
The ferry ride lasted 15 minutes and then we safely arrived at Mackinac Island.
It was like you stepped back in time for a while!
People were SO friendly here, the pace was a lot slower, and it was absolutely gorgeous!
We biked the whole 8.2 mile trail around the perimeter of the island. My favorite part of the island by far!
We took our time, stopping to enjoy the views and taking it all in.
After bike riding, we walked through the “downtown” area and enjoyed looking at all the shops and different places. We ate lunch at a wonderful place called Good Day Cafe.
While exploring the island, we went to the famous Grand Hotel. There is a dress code to get into the hotel and we didn’t meet it, so we were only able to walk around the property. The flowers there were gorgeous!
If you want to stay there it’s only $650 a night!?!?! HA
Mackinac Island was probably one of the best things Chris and I have ever done together as a couple. It was such a relaxing and peaceful day!
After Mackinac Island, we continued to make our way through the Upper Peninsula and towards Marquette, MI.
On our way to Marquette we stopped by many walking trails and falls. Chris and I love being outdoors and loved seeing all the different falls.
The first one we stopped at was called Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Specially the Upper Falls. It’s famous for its notable brown color and was approximately 200 feet across! Pictures don’t do it justice!
Our next stop was at Munising Falls. A lot smaller than the previous falls, but still beautiful in its own way!
We finally made it to Marquette, MI for the night!
We stayed at Hampton Inn right on the water at Marquette and it was a beautiful spot!
Tomorrow I’ll be back with the last recap of our trip!