On the way to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I stopped at Mackinaw City in the middle of June. While there I stayed at the KOA, where I have stayed before. I really am not a fan of the campground, but since it is next to the bike path that leads into town I stay there because it is convenient.
I ended up going to Mackinac Island 3 times. Two times, I rode my bike around the island 3 times (24 total miles) and just goofed around a bit. The other time, I decided to ride up into the interior of the island. There is a big hill that you must go up and even the locals pushed their bikes. Once I got up I realized it was quite hilly and wore myself out since I am not good at biking hills.
Headed up the start of the hill to the interior--
Fort Holmes, which was built by the British is one of 2 forts on the island. It is the smaller of the 2.
Heavy traffic on the main street on Mackinac Island --
The day I rode up the hill, I was really tired when I finally made it back down and enjoyed a nice break on the lawn of this hotel. They have provided chairs facing the lake for guest. But since there were plenty available I used one for a while. I think I fell asleep for 15 – 20 minutes!!
On days I didn’t go the island I walked to the city and sat in a park for a while. My view while relaxing in the park was the Mackinaw Bridge that connects lower Michigan to the Upper Peninsula.
From Mackinaw City I headed to Sault St. Marie, MI.