20 Great Lakes Getaways
Mackinac Island, Michigan
A short ferry ride transports visitors to famously Victorian and car-free Mackinac Island.
Five Fun Stops
1 Fort Mackinac and Mackinac Island State Park are part of Mackinac State Historic Parks, a collection of museums and parks in the Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island region (906/847-3328; mackinacparks.com/mackinac-island-state-park).
2 Family-owned Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, a century-old company, provides horse-drawn buggies for a leisurely tour of the island (906/847-3307; www.mict.com).
3 Enjoy a waterfront setting, gourmet dining and elegantly appointed lodging at Hotel Iroquois (906/847-3321; iroquoishotel.com).
4 A comfortably casual restaurant, Millie's on Main serves well-prepared, locally sourced cuisine in a bistro setting (906/847-9901; milliesonmain.bzlnk.com).
5 Stay at—or at least visit—the Grand Hotel (pictured), a glorious Victorian-Era landmark, with its purportedly world's-longest 660-foot front porch overlooking the straits (800/334-7263; grandhotel.com).