Mackinac shoreline wildflowers

Visitors to Mackinac need to venture beyond the village

to truly appreciate the beauty of the island. Many

bike or even walk the eight mile trail

around the island.  A wide variety of wildflowers

blanket the limestone rocks from spring to fall.

Cedar woods near Grand Hotel

Tawny and Takoda also loved to explore the trails and paths

winding through the interior of the island.

The rich aroma of cedar pervades the forest.

The trees in the above photo flank a trail leading

to the Grand Hotel’s swimming pool.