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Address: Mackinac Island, MI
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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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Arch Rock

A must see wonderful view of a natural wonder on Mackinac Island. Easy to find, we rode our bicycles to the site as there are no cars allowed on the island. It was a tough climb... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
Walt M
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

A must see wonderful view of a natural wonder on Mackinac Island. Easy to find, we rode our bicycles to the site as there are no cars allowed on the island. It was a tough climb to the interior trails but get a map and fallow the signs to Arch Rock.

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Thank Walt M
Lakeville, Minnesota, United States
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This is a must stop during your bike ride. The trip up the stairs could be challenging for young children or older people who may not be able to do stairs.

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Thank 14JulieS15
Springfield, Ohio
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Arch Rock is a great site. We were stopped there on the carriage tour. Beautiful. I would like to spend more time in the area.

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Thank Marie C
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Well worth the long bike ride up a steep hill (gorgeous view along the way). Many carriage come to this location. You can also access it from the road that goes around the island but you need to climb a lot of steep stairs.

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Thank Susan R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We visited arch rock with our two kids age 5 and 3. Always a highlight - spectacular views of the lake. We walked from town to arch rock and it was a bit of a hike but a nice paved trail and woods views. Highly recommend!

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Thank GoGreenGoWhite1
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

You can climb the stairs if you are riding bikes around the island, or ride bikes to it, but the carriage tour will be the easiest for those that do not want a strenuous stair climb or bike ride.

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Thank David S
Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This summer, we went to see Arch Rock by taking a trail through the woods. We climbed up some stairs (close to Church St.?), followed the road for a bit and then continued on Manitou Trail which was awesome. We stopped at a great outlook first and then went on to Arch Rock. Fun and something different.

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Thank gunde2015
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We found this on our bike ride around the Island, took a stop for some pix and kept pedaling. 15 min max. Pretty views but nothing earthshattering.

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Thank Sara H
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2016

You can reach it by road or by climbing over 200 steps from the circle path around the island. I recommend going early or late in the day to avoid crowds. It is much more majestic without a huge tour going around it.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Don't miss the opportunity to see this amazing sight. My photos look like postcards. But go by foot or bike, and miss the Carriage Tour

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