Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Touring Tuesday - Mackinac Island

Cycling on Mackinac Island
If you are looking for a place to do some safe, easy cycling, consider Mackinac Island. It is located near the Straits of Mackinac, where Lake Huron and Lake Michigan meet. Cars are not allowed on the island, except for emergency vehicles, so most people either walk, bike, or ride a horse. Eighty percent of the island is a state park, and most of the rest caters to tourists. There were only 492 permanent residents when the census was taken in 2010, but thousands of tourists and seasonal workers come in during the summer.

You can rent bicycles at the Mackinac Island Bike Shop, which is located on the southern end of the island. Their website has a map of roads and trails. The eight mile route around the perimeter of the island is the most popular. I'm sure it has many beautiful views of Lake Huron. Here's a video of cycling on Mackinac Island. For more information, please visit Biking on Mackinac Island.

Cycling around the perimeter of Mackinac Island (photo courtesy of ActionHub)

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