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Bike Trail Maps

Mackinac has a lot of great biking trails, and you can literally spend hours simply exploring the interior of the island. Many of them, however, are hard to find, not clearly marked or wind in confusing directions. Maps of the bike trails are free, and you can pick them up at the Mackinac Island Tourist booth, which is located almost directly across from the Arnold Line docks on Main Street. It's clearly marked, and they have information about pretty much everything that goes on around the island.


Type: Bicycle

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  • Written Jun 13, 2007
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Arnold Transit Co.

My family has had an allegience to the Arnold Boat Lines since before I can remember. The fleet has multiple catamarans, which are the fastest ferries in the entire Mackinac area. They also have larger, slower boats for those who enjoy the view, and these boats run in winter, even after the other boat lines have long since stopped operating. The catamarans run on a one-boat-every-half-hour to and from the island, and the larger boats run once an hour. Arnold has a dock on both sides of the Mackinac Bridge, which can spare you the hassle of having to cross the bridge.

Mode: TO

Phone: (906) 847-3351

Type: Ship/Boat


Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 20, 2005
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After dozens of visits to the island and watching hundreds of unknowing tourists try to pedal one-gear rental bikes up San Fransisco-like hills, I STRONGLY recommend bringing your own bike on the ferry. Round-trip fare is only 6.50 per bike, and you'll be extremely glad you brought multiple-speed, comfortable bike rather than renting a rusty 1980's-style bicycle.


Type: Bicycle

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 26, 2005
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