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Address: Mackinac Island, MI
Description:

Natural rock bridge soaring 149 feet above the Straits of Mackinac appears...

Natural rock bridge soaring 149 feet above the Straits of Mackinac appears to be suspended in midair.

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Great brisk hike to the top

Very picturesque from the top or from below. Great winter hike pays off with such a great vista. Recommend in the quietude of winter. Nice trip.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
jcfrickpa
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very picturesque from the top or from below. Great winter hike pays off with such a great vista. Recommend in the quietude of winter. Nice trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see when you are on the island. See it via horse ride or bike ride. We only spent the day here with our kids and I would not recommend more than two.

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Thank Eric M
Bay City, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you take the scenic carriage ride around the island, you will see this site and be allowed to stand in front of the arch and take pictures. There is a staircase beside it to climb and better view the Lake.

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Thank Candace B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful rock formation. Michigan has so many, especially around the upper peninsula area, just can't beat the natural beauty of the area.

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Louisburg, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to stop and explore while biking the island. Hike up isn't too bad. Lots of stairs, so if that's a problem you might want to view it from the road below.

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Pretty,but rather small. Nice little stop on bike tour. Probably not worth going out of your way to see.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

A truly perfect example of Pure Michigan. It was absolutely incredible with the view over the entire lake. Take a carriage tour here or rent bikes to ride! We saw this on our carriage tour which was a great experience.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We were taken to Arch Rock as part of our horse and carriage tour of Mackinac Island. An interesting formation which I guess will eventually erode away.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We have been there twice ready to go back again next year. Be sure to walk down the steps to the lake and see it from the bottom and walk to Mission Point and relax in the front yard on the lake.

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

It has such an amazing view! I love it, and my family loved it too. It looked as if it was a painting! I am serious.

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