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Favorite Fall Things to Do on the Island?

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Favorite Fall Things to Do on the Island?

My husband and I (mid-40s) will be on Mackinac for 2 days during the second week of October. It's a rare time for us to travel without our teens! What are some fun activities to do on the island for 2 days for people who have never been there? We'll have our bikes. Thank you!

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1. Re: Favorite Fall Things to Do on the Island?

The ride along the water around the island is an easy and beautiful bike ride. Going on into the interior of the Island is more work because of hills, but can be rewarding. It will let you see areas which the carriage tour does not visit.

Do the carriage tour.

Have lunch at the Grand Hotel - it is expensive, but memorable. A huge elaborate buffet with uniformed servers, ice sculptures and an incredible selection of food including oysters & mussels in the shell and other seafood.

Visit the Original Butterfly House.

Tour the Fort.

Have supper at the Woods Restaurant (you will need to take a taxi), it has good German food in a Tudor Mansion and you can precede the meal with bowling on America’s oldest operating duckpin bowling alley.

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2. Re: Favorite Fall Things to Do on the Island?

Ride your bikes to Arch Rock, lock them up, then go up to the entrance of the Tranquil Bluff Trail. A beautiful hike that takes you along the edge of the island overlooking the water. Hike as far as you like. It will take you all the way to British Landing, but you don't have to go that far.

Then, try to ride up to Fort Holmes, the very top of the island. The 360 views of the island, bridge, and straights will be breathtaking will all of the fall colors. Enjoy!

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3. Re: Favorite Fall Things to Do on the Island?

The horse drawn carriage rides were interesting. We've been to the island many times and never did them because we thought they were too "touristy" but we did and learned quite a bit about island history.

If it's nice we like to picnic on the fields just below the fort to people watch.

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