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The town of Manistee is about eight to ten miles away. There are major stores and food chains in the south end of town, a quaint downtown area, and a casino in the north part of Manistee. Good fishing and hunting, all kinds of winter sports! It is just a wonderful place and I highly recommend this trip for the adventurer in you. I have been going to this area since I was a kid and am 50 now, I took my two girls there and now take my four granddaughters! Very rewarding and definitely a memory maker!
I think, no camping from November to April, not really sure about that.
By Karen from Flint, Michigan
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I had the wonderful privilege of showing the beautiful sights of Michigan's upper peninsula to our relatives from Florida. The leaves in Florida do not change color as they do here, and they were spellbound.
By Karen Locey from Gladwin, MI
This picture was taken right outside of Mackinaw City in Michigan. I believe it was around February when this picture was taken. The northern part of Michigan always gets blasted with snow, or at least a lot more snow then the southern part.
This is my favorite picture I have of the famous Mackinac Bridge.
I took this photo in the woods at Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve in Southfield, MI. I was on my way down to the Lake to see if I could catch a glimpse of some wildlife.
While walking through the woods, I noticed this small tree wrapping itself around a larger tree and going up the trunk.
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On our last trip last Fall, we visited the last of all the United States, we drove over the Macinack Bridge in Michigan. We camped in a campground at south end. We had seen a documentary on the construction and was on our "to see" list.
By Eletha from Waterford, CA
Hi Eletha, That is a very cool picture of the big Mac as we call it in Michigan, hope you enjoyed your trip and went to Mac. Island. We that live in Michigan often forget some of the great sites we have here. Thanks for the reminder.
There is also a Waterford in Mich. I have relatives there.
Have a blessed day. Barb (09/18/2007)
By Barb Oakes
That's awesome! Do you drive on it? You can tell I'm from South Georgia, can't you? Ha! Beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing and God bless you! (09/18/2007)
By Pat Giles
That is just one of the perks of this GREAT (Lakes) State! (Me and the Mighty Mac are the same age, and Michigan is where I have always lived.) Although our State has fallen on hard times (and hopefully it recovers soon), it offers SO much! If you have never visited Michigan, make sure to put it in your travel plans. Every season has its' own beauty! Be sure to spend some time on the beach of Lake Michigan (or any other of the big lakes), experience the wonderment of the Mackinac Bridge/Mackinac Island, go the the Cherry Festival in Traverse City, visit one of the many lighthouses. There are mountains to ski, trails to be hiked, miles and miles of snowmobile trails, stones to be skipped on one of the hundreds of inland lakes. If you are into gambling, we have our fair share of casinos. You can take in a ball game, a concert or other cultural events. Downtown Detroit is beautiful, visit the State Capitol in Lansing, Grand Rapids offers a big city atmosphere with a smaller town feel. Hunting is another popular hobby in this State. We are just getting ready to view our beautiful Fall colors, and what an enjoyable time of the year to see our State. (09/18/2007)
I drove across that bridge ONE TIME and all I can say is NEVER again!!! It scared ALL the stuff out of me! It definitely was beautiful, but just too scary for me! It is so high up, not supported by anything but those cables, moved with the blowing of the wind and just really scared me silly!
By Sheila Saey
Just in case someone wants to look up info about it, it's spelled Mackinac and pronounced "Mackinaw". We went there too this summer as well as on our honeymoon 13 years ago. Hubby was no where near as romantic this time.
Say, didn't I see you there? Just Kidding! (09/19/2007)
By Sandy from WI
I went there also two years ago. We drove to Michigan from NH to the bridge and stayed at the a motel right at the southern end of the bridge. We went over the next day to take a ferry to Mackinaw Island. I was born in Michigan and had never seen the bridge. We looked forward to driving over it again on our way home. I even bought drink coasters with a picture of the bridge on them in the shopping area in Mackinaw City. (09/22/2007)