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Mackinac Island – a Photographer’s Paradise

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
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Build your Own Rock Cairn!

One of the cool things to do when you’re riding around Mackinac Island is to build a rock cairn. Instead of fumbling through trying to explain what a cairn is, I went to the experts and looked it up on bikemackinac.com.

Here’s what they say:

Rock cairns are small mounds of stones and pebbles built to mark biking and hiking trails, as a memorial to having been somewhere, or as a simple art form. Cairns can be found all over the world, from alpine regions, to barren desert and tundra, as well as coastlines.

It is traditional for each person passing by a cairn to add a stone, as a small bit of maintenance to counteract the effects of wind and weather. Often the habit is to only add to the top, and to use a smaller stone than the previous top stone, resulting in a precarious stack of tiny pebbles.

We’ve built a few of these on our visits, but this one is my favorite.

Cairn

Cairn

Have fun building your own rock cairn. Be creative! Take pictures…..and don’t build so close to the water or it’ll get washed away. 😉


Mackinac Island – Photos of our last several visits

Mackinac Island is located between Michigan’s lower and upper peninsulas, surrounded by Lake Huron. Automobiles are not permitted on the island; making horses, bicycles and walking your modes of transportation. The surroundings are beautiful and afford many picture taking opportunities.

Grand Hotel Porch
Grand Hotel porch

Bicycle on Mackinac

Doud’s Market. One of my favorite things about Doud’s….they have hot coffee….always!

Early Morning on Mackinac
Early Morning on Mackinac

Carriage
West Bluff Carriage

Little Stone Church

Mackinac Island

Beauty

Red, White & Blue Mackinac Bridge
Mackinac Bridge

Impatiens

Teamwork

St. Anne’s Cemetery
St. Annes Cemetery - Mackinac Island

St. Anne’s Church
St. Annes

Grand Hotel Carriage

Hiking on Mackinac

View From the East Bluff
View From East Bluff

Lucky Bean Coffee

Grand Hotel Carriage & Flowers
Grand Hotel Flowers

Fourth of July Flowers

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island

Evening on Main

“Super Moon” over Mackinac Island
Full Moon over Mackinac Island