Expert Travel Advice to Mackinac Island
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Top Answers To Mackinac Island Travel Questions
madhu asked:Answer this1 AnswerMomOfFour answered:Hey there! Yes, Mackinac is a car-free island. Passenger ferries operate out of Mackinaw City and across the Mackinac Bridge from St. Ignace. Three ferry companies run services to the island: Shepler's (June thru October), Star Line (end of April thru October), and Arnold Line (end of March to January). Each offer on-site parking, either in fenced-in lots that you pay for or in free non-fenced areas. Check with each to see what works best. Enjoy the trip -- Mackinac's a fun place to visit!
Answer this1 AnswerA lot of bike rental shops also rent electric wheelchairs, such as the Mackinac Island Bike Shop and Ryba's Bicycle Rentals.
Answer this1 AnswerNot too sure if any banks on the island would exchange Canadian dollars. Your best bet is to contact a hotel on the island and ask a staff member. He or she will most likely know the answer. But Don't forget there are probably ATMs that will accept your major credit card.
Answer this1 AnswerAbsolutely. According to the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau, over 600 horses live on the island. Read more info at http://www.mackinacisland.org/horses.html, including links to outfitters who offer trail rides and carriage rentals.