Mackinac Island by Air!

I really need to keep my good camera on hand more often… Yesterday, we had an opportunity to take an evening flight to Mackinac Island on a friends Mooney 231. The sweet 4 seater plane got us up in the air from Kalkaska, MI to the Island in about a 1/2 hour. Sure beats the 2 hour drive it would normally take!

This wonderful Mooney 231 got us up in the air and to Mackinac Island! We had a great pilot!

There truly is no better way to see Michigan than from the air. It always amazes me how many lakes scatter across the landscape. It makes for some beautiful views!

The best view, of course, is the Mackinac Bridge… (Pronounced “Mack-in-Aw” by the way… not “Mac-in-Ac”. ) The bridge is Michigan’s Crown Jewel that connects the Mitten to the Upper Peninsula (da UP). For those of us that live below the bridge (“trolls”), a trip across the bridge to the UP’s many wonderful communities means VACATION AND RELAXATION! But that’s another story…

The views were of course amazing… When we landed at the Mackinac Island Airport, we had a scenic walk into town. The Island is “Horse Driven”, so we passed many horse carriage taxi’s and bicycle riders along the way. We ate at a quaint restaurant located in the heart of downtown, next to Fudge Shops (yes… fudgies love this place!), and t-shirt shops, The Sea Biscuit Cafe’. The Chicken Wings were the best ever… the pulled pork grilled cheese with avocado was nothing short of wonderful. What a great choice!

No cars are allowed on the island. We passed a lot of bicycles on the way into town.

After dinner, we walked back to the airport, and loaded up to head back south. The evening trip was quite a last minute treat!

Published by Pealout65

I'm a Michigan Girl, born and raised. I'm a little out of practice with my writing skills, but I love to travel to small towns in the United States, and sometimes beyond! My fiance' and I just bought property on the Tennessee River in Clifton, TN. Once I got exploring the town, I realized what a rich charming southern history was behind this place. I can't wait to go back so I can take pictures tell you all about it! There's a few Michigan favorites as well, including my home town of Elk Rapids, Michigan, and Torch Lake (The 3rd Most Beautiful Lake in the World according to legend, which I whole heartedly agree with.) Oh... and a little warning... I'm a proud dog mom, as well... so there may be a few great pictures of my sweet little Havanese, Daisy Mae, included in my travels. She's a great little companion travel girl!

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