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The September Serenity of Mackinac Island
This September, retreat to the serenity of Mackinac Island. As soon as you step off the ferry, you’ll feel as if you’ve gone back in time. No cars or motorbikes here – there is little more than the soothing clip-clop of horse’s hooves echoing in your ears. Take a horse-drawn taxi, rent a bicycle, or indulge in the purely physical pleasure of a good walk as you unwind and explore. There is so much to see and do here – scenic walking trails through cool green woods beckon to the Thoreau in us all, and are just as lovely and serene when viewed from a bicycle or on horseback.
Our architecturally historic and elegant downtown is filled with specialty boutiques offering the ultimate shopping experience. No hot, overcrowded chain stores here, only sui generis shops stocked with clothing, jewelry, toys, and many one-of-a-kind items. Stop in at our exceptional art galleries, featuring the work of regional artists. Don’t leave the downtown area without some of our famous fudge. We’re the fudge capital of the nation, and have dozens of different flavors and varieties to tempt you. The Island is filled with many historic sites and attractions, and autumn is an ideal time to visit. Hope to see you here!