Explorer’s guide to Mackinac Island: Cave of bones and more


More than 250 years ago, Fort Michilimackinac came under attack during Pontiac’s War. Under the guise of a lacrosse game, a coalition of Native Americans invaded the fort and routed the British who controlled it. Twenty people were killed, some of them scalped alive. The fur trader Alexander Henry fled. Henry was friends with the…

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Mackinac Island: Bicycle capital of the world


The Netherlands is the so-called bicycle capital of the world, with upwards of 20 million bicycles for a population of 17 million. That’s more than one bike for every person. By comparison, in the United States there’s only one bike for every three people. But there are some places in the USA, like Mackinac Island,…

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My Three Favorite Mackinac Biking Adventures


The breeze in my face, the throbbing pulse in my legs, and the experience of nature set the scene for when I feel most free and alive. For people like me, biking isn’t solely an activity but rather an adventure that constantly summons: it’s more a lifestyle than hobby. I need my bike to escape,…

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