Mackinac Island edges out other destinations as Michigan’s Best Vacation Spot in Eastern U.P.


MACKINAC ISLAND, MI – It’s inside view of the third-longest suspension bridge in America, dwelling to the longest entrance porch on the earth, and transportation is restricted to solely horse-drawn drays and carriages, and bicycles, too.

It’s Mackinac Island, and it’s the winner of Michigan’s Finest Trip Spot within the Japanese Higher Peninsula by MLive readers.

Often called “Michigan’s Crown Jewel,” Mackinac Island obtained 18.06% of the vote, outlasting Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Paradise and Pictured Rocks in Munising, which had 15.08% and 14.68%, respectively.

See the total outcomes beneath.

Readers stated:

Mackinac Island “takes me again to easier instances,” Jacqueline Allen

“Our household has the highest quality time on Mackinac Island. We like to experience our bikes across the island, take pleasure in consuming on the eating places collectively, glow golf, all of the retailers, and naturally the fudge. We additionally love exploring the historical past of Mackinac Island.” Charlene Pratt

“It’s positively my completely satisfied place! …I like it as a result of I can completely chill out and simply breathe within the contemporary air and take heed to the sound of the waves and horses. It’s a gorgeous place to flee to!” Brenda LaFountain

Tim Hygh of the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau loves the assist from long-time guests, particularly since a brand new season kicked off this week.

“The Mackinac Island neighborhood is thrilled MLive readers have chosen the island as their favourite Japanese U.P. vacation spot,” Hygh stated. “That speaks volumes when you think about all the nice trip spots in our space. We’re grateful.”

The Island truly began “slowly” welcoming again guests final week, Hygh stated. The above-normal temperatures reminded enterprise house owners that summer season is on the way in which.

“We’re anticipating a really busy season,” he added.

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Michigan’s Finest Trip Spot in Japanese U.P.

1. Mackinac Island

2. Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise

3. Pictured Rocks, Munising

4. Le Cheneaux Islands

5. Grand Marais, MI

Receiving a write-in vote: Driving the Curley Lewis Freeway in Paradise

MLive’s Beer of the Yr is Biere de Mac’s Fleur de Mac, a collaboration between the brewery and Mackinac Historic State Parks.

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