Expert Travel Advice to Mackinac Island
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- This tour along the closest thing North America's got to an inland ocean leads to placid shores, self-propelled water exploration, giant sand dunes, and the end of are-we-there-yet wining. Gorp Travel
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Top Answers To Mackinac Island Travel Questions
Answer this1 AnswerAll of the beaches are public swimming.
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/
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.
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