One of the treasures of Upper Peninsula Michigan is Mackinaw Island, which is right across the Mackinaw Bridge that connects the Upper and Lower Peninsulas. What is absolutely charming is that this beautiful island is just as rustic and natural as it was 100 years ago.
There are no motorized vehicles on this island, except for the one that carries the food in from the ferry. The ferry is the only way onto the island, and tourists love to come over and spend the day, riding bicycles or horses around the island. Taking a carriage ride is especially charming and fun in a horse drawn buggy and driver that takes you and your sweetheart around the island. Lake Huron is a beautiful body of water anytime, but Mackinaw Island is only open April through October.
You will enjoy the carriage ride, but no visit to Mackinaw Island is complete without a couple boxes of Mackinaw Island Fudge and Taffy. It is so scrumptious, eat some now and take a couple boxes to the folks left. This delicious fudge is made right on the island, and comes in plain, with walnuts, or white vanilla fudge. Ride the ferry to Mackinaw Island and take a wonderful step into yesteryear.