Expert Travel Advice to Mackinac Island
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Christie asked:Answer this1 AnswerMomOfFour answered:It's about 360 miles from Fort Wayne to the Lower Peninsula, so probably about six hours in the car for you. You'll need to take one of the passenger ferries from either Mackinac City or St. Ignace across the Mackinac Bridge (toll required) to get to Mackinac Island. There are no cars allowed on Mackinac Island, so you will need to park your car at one of the ferry terminals. More information about ferry services to the island here: http://www.mackinacisland.org/transportation/
AwayModerator answered:One of Mackinac Island's enduring charms is its historic, laid-back atmosphere, which lends itself perfectly to renting bikes and discovering the island at your own pace. Away.com's family-travel guru, Meagan Francis, lists some ideas for things to do on Mackinac Island here: http://bit.ly/LQD5hC. The Grand Hotel is the island's most famous lodging, though plenty of other choices, including at Mission Point Resort and Hotel Iroquois. Here's a link to more hotel choices on Away.com: http://bit.ly/LZbFqm
Answer this1 AnswerYes you can rent bikes on the island. Hourly rates for children's bikes run for $5 while renting for the day costs $30. Depending on the bike, adults can rent hourly for about $7-$8 or $38-$48 for the day. Visit http://www.mackinacislandbikes.com/rates.html for rental rates.
The weekends will probably bring more visitors to the island considering the average work week. Mackinac Island receives the most visitors from July to August 14. I hope this helps!