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Arch Rock

Mackinac Island, MI
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Description: Natural rock bridge soaring 149 feet above the Straits of Mackinac appears to be suspended in midair.
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North Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This geologic formation was cool but sort of small. The access to it was a little strange too. There were a few other negatives that may have influenced our opinion as well. Our first visit was at 8AM in the morning which was great - peaceful with a few other friendly tourists around. We went back in the afternoon with... More

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Milwaukee, WI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This is a true natural beauty. There were 207 stairs with rest stops along the way if any one needed them. Worth the climb.

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Macomb, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

alot of steps from the bike path, plenty of places to rest along the way to the top,You can make it, it is worth it

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Renton, Washington
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147 reviews 147 reviews
47 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The walk from Ft. Mackinac through the woods to Arch Rock is beautiful and interesting. The descent from the top down lots (!) of stairs to the shore drive.

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Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Most people get off their bikes and walk up the cliff. We walked from the Grand Hotel to the rock, which was a very easy walk. We then climbed DOWN the stairs to the lake and walked into town.

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Frankenmuth, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

just as beautiful as the many photo`s here.. a must see ! This is only one of so many views for Macinack Island....Pronounced "MACINAW" ..Rent a bike to enjoy the whole island. ( about 20 dollars) No cars are allowed on the island whish was originally an Irish Isle but in 1748 the English traded them 12 gallons of Rum... More

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Davenport, Florida
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139 reviews 139 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This was a little stop on the buggy tour of the island. It is a great view and picture spot of Lake Huron.

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Houston
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It is a unique rock formation. Rode by it on bicycle. There is a very long set of stairs to walk to it if you wish.,I might have done it if time had permitted.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It's just the perfect spot on the island! Cool, shady, and oops! on this visit, kinda skanky with the horse pee smell. They really need to improve on that! I've never visited the island before when the need for sanitation throughout the whole island was so apparent! It wasn't hot, either! It wasn't the dung, it was just so pungent... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The stairs are a lonnnnnng trip up! I recommend taking a carriage or walking instead. Once you get up there, the view is amazing! When we went, there were several people and it was quite chaotic but well worth the trip. No extra fee to enter.

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