Mackinac Island – Part Two

Mr. SP and I packed in as much adventure as we could on the second day of our Mackinac Island vacation.  (If you missed Day One, click on over.)  After coffee, we played tennis on courts right on the shore of Lake Huron.  What a spectacular place to sweat!

An eight mile trail for walkers, bikers, carriages, and horseback riders circumnavigates the island.  Since we love biking, you would think that we would have rented bikes to do this but we decided to walk instead.  We started at our hotel in the lower right corner of the island and walked the trail clockwise.

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Since downtown has fudge shop after fudge shop, we  nicknamed it “Fudgeville.”  After breakfast in town, we were off on our walk.  (I never enjoyed the downtown, it was too crowded for me.)


The trail around the island offers beautiful shoreline views.

Mackinac Island Shoreline


Some of the trail is surrounded by woods.

Trail around outside of Mackinac Island

We walked and we walked and knew that we were almost finished when we saw Arch Rock which was close to our hotel.

Arch Rock

Both of us were happy to be back at Mission Point for a bit of rest.

Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island

We didn’t rest long before deciding to go for a horseback ride in town.

Mr. SP rode Zipper.

I rode, Ellie, a sweet mare.

After riding, it was back to town to purchase fudge:  peanut butter, chocolate espresso, and chocolate caramel sea salt.  Let’s just say that I’ve had my fill of fudge for a long, long time.  This is good stuff!


Our adventure packed day two was so much fun!


  1. Mackinac Island is so great – we are proud of it here in Michigan. You are right too – the best parts are away from the downtown area. We rode bikes around the perimeter last summer and it was great 🙂

    1. Horseback riding was so much fun! Horses were my “thing” growing up and I had forgotten how much fun it is to ride.

  2. *whimper*, why do these beautiful vacations have to end? I’m glad you had sunny weather for your great walk and horseback riding. My favorite picture is the top one with the lighthouse. Beautiful!

  3. I so loved these posts…now going to put this place at the very top of my list!!!

  4. Wow, this looks like a wonderful place to visit. Been to mostly every state throughout the US but Micihgan was not me of them. Looked like fun horseback riding. I did that in Arizoma on a ranch once and it was a blast. Nice photos.

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