On our way here from Traverse City we crossed the 45th parallel. Anyone know the significance? No it is not 54 40 or fight.
It is the halfway point between the North Pole and the Equator.
Mackinaw City is located at the upper part of the State of Michigan where Lake Michigan meets Lake Huron. It wasn’t until 1957 that a bridge was built across this area which links the main part of the State to the upper peninsula, referred to by the locals as UP.
There have been 78 shipwrecks in the 5 mile Mackinac straight that connects the two lakes. There is a neat shipwreck museum, which we visited of course.
We also visited the lighthouse which is on lower Michigan.
It gave us a great view of the bridge.
Of course, you can’t go to Mackinaw City without visiting Wienerlicious which has the nation’s largest hot dog statue.
Traverse City, MI to Mackinaw City, MI: 149.3 miles
3 hours 25 minutes