10 Most Breathtaking Islands In America

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MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN

Whether you’re crossing the five-mile “Mighty Mac” Bridge between Michigan’s Peninsulas or ignoring the bridge altogether and just hopping on a 16-minute ferry to Mackinac Island from either end, visitors have found this national landmark to be the perfect vacation spot for centuries. No cars or chain hotels. Just some world-famous Mackinac Island Fudge, historic Fort Mackinac, unique shopping, and diverse dining.

Here you will find unforgettable sunsets, awe-inspiring sunrises, and extraordinary nightlife. ​Start planning your adventure to Mackinac Island, the “Jewel of the Great Lakes.” Experience Middle America’s best offshore Victorian time warp, complete with horse-drawn carriage rides past 19th-century mansions and War of 1812 historical sites.

Afternoon Tea at the appropriately named Grand Hotel and a quality piece of Main Street fudge. Intensify the experience by renting a bike, horse buggy, or kayak and exploring the rest of this 3.8-square-mile National Historic Landmark, which is 80% preserved state park with its dramatic limestone bluffs and thick forests, and Great Lake waters. Best of all, not a single Prius is to be seen on the island because cars are banned here since 1898.

You’ll not be whining if you visit the next island…..

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