Relax and enjoy on Mackinac Island for a day

If you're stressed at your work it's time to relax and enjoy on Mackinac Island.Pack-up or just go for a day and you would feel relax and enjoy. We went  there for a day and had no plan to sleep  since our cottage is just a couple hour of driving. 

We decided to got up early and drove all the way to the port where we bought a ticket for the ferry going to the island. 
Mackinac Bridge

About Mackinac Island:
  • is considered as National Historic Landmark.
  • Motorized vehicles is not allowed on the island since 1898.
  • The only thing allowed to travel on the island is either by foot, bicycle, or horse-drawn carriage and available for rent.
There are plenty of things to do in the island. You enjoy the company of your friends,family  and different style of historic place  that the island has to offered. In all the places I've been in Michigan this is one of a kind since no one is allowed to used motorized vehicles.
some beautiful flowers you would see.

You can dine-in in a budget to fine dine-in if you want. All of the food is in your price range so no need to worry to break a bank for a day. But remember it depends how you taking care of your budget and  it all add-up.
Arch Rock,Mackinac Island
8 Things to do in Mackinac Island for a day:
  •  Rent a bicycle to explore the Mackinac island easily with fee.
  •  Have tour in Fort Mackinac with fee
  •  Have tour in Butterfly house with fee
  •  Visit the Arch Rock- no fee
  •  Don't forget to  take a tour on Grand Hotel-with fee.
  •  Enjoy and relax at Marquette Park, have picnic-no fee.
  •  Kite flying. If you don't want to bring you can buy there. 
  • Photography
it's a lake and looks like an ocean.
Trinity Episcopal Church at Mackinac Island.
Travel Tips on Mackinac Island.
  • Bring your own bicycle. As I know there is fee on bringing your own bicycle but still cheaper and comfortable.
  • Bring some snacks, there are picnic table there.
  • Bring sunscreen.
  • Don't forget to stop in the visitor center and grab some free booklet which has coupon you can use around the island.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • If you have kid's bring your stroller.If you think she can leave without it.During our visit we bring a stroller and it was easy for us.


  1. It amazed me knowing that motorized vehicle is not allowed there. It would be a perfect place to unwind, to breath fresh air to hear the nature's sound

  2. Such a paradise! Love that view by the bridge, actually all of them lol.

  3. so love your flower shot Mhie, you really got the deeper beauty of the bloom up close, love all your other shots as well

  4. wow! thanks for the virtual tour at Mackinac Island, Mhie! so in love with the 2nd and 3rd photos!

  5. You take really goof pictures. It entice whoever who sees it to visit this place.

  6. The island looks very enticing in the 3rd picture. I especially like the photo you took of the flower.

  7. Oh my, such a lovely place to unwind. And your pictures added more conviction for me to add this place in my bucket list. I will definitely urge the hubby to consider visiting Michigan on our next US trip and have a day tour there. I certainly would love to see an actual place without any motorized vehicles around. Sure is a big help to Mother Nature by keeping its environment smog free. I hope you'll post more pics sis. I like the one near the lake with the light house. It's so calm. :)

  8. I've only knew of Mackinan for its famous bridge. The place offers din pala several sites travelers will enjoy.

  9. The place looks enticing. I also love the church's architecture.