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Mackinac Island

The Mackinac Island is located in the US, within the state of Michigan. The word 'Mackinac' is pronounced with a silent "c"; so the resultant pronunciation is like: 'Macinaw'. Keep surfing Mapsofworld for more information and choices on Islands around the world and also other places.

The Mackinac Island is a city presided over by peacefulness. The legends have it that the Mackinac Island is a sacred place patronized by the Gitchie Manitou spirit. This fact apart, the island is an enchanting lot. It shot to fame during the era of the fur trade conducted by the French and the British. A unique feature of this island is that except for emergency/service vehicles and snowmobiles, no other motor vehicles are permitted to ply the streets. The main mode of transportation on the island, as a result of this, is the cycle and the horse-drawn carriage. The sharp claps of horse-hooves on the cobbled streets are truly an experience of its kind and an USP of the place.

You can get access into the island via an assortment of boats, ferries and small planes. The island is also dotted with shops selling candy. The Lilac Festival is another island specialty to watch out for.

There are several places of both natural importance and historical importance to check out on in the Mackinac Island. Take a look at these places as they will surely enrich your trip: Arch Rock, Devil's Kitchen, Sugar Loaf, Skull Cave, Mackinac State Historic Parks, Mackinac Island Butterfly House, Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, Haunted Theatre, Stuart House Museum, Historic Mill Creek and Fort Mackinac. Dining options around the place are dime a dozen too. The eateries scattered around the island serve up really good fare. Take a pick from Epicurean, Yankee Rebel Tavern, Woods, Horn's Gaslight Bar, Jockey Club, Ice House, Salle de Manger, 1852 Grille Room, Carelton's Tea Shop, Goodfellows Grille, Grand Stand, Cudahay Room, Gate House, Inn at Stonecliffe, Round Island, House Dining Room, Lakeside Market, Pink Pony Bar & Grill and Eurogarden Café and pamper your taste buds.

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