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 AnswerAll of the beaches are public swimming.
Answer this1 AnswerA lot of bike rental shops also rent electric wheelchairs, such as the Mackinac Island Bike Shop and Ryba's Bicycle Rentals.
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