Expert Travel Advice to Mackinac Island
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Top Answers To Mackinac Island Travel Questions
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/
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 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.
Answer this1 AnswerA lot of bike rental shops also rent electric wheelchairs, such as the Mackinac Island Bike Shop and Ryba's Bicycle Rentals.