Expert Travel Advice to Mackinac Island
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Top Answers To Mackinac Island Travel Questions
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.
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!
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!
Answer this1 AnswerAll of the beaches are public swimming.