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Arch Rock

Address: Mackinac Island, MI
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Natural rock bridge soaring 149 feet above the Straits of Mackinac appears to be suspended in...
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Natural rock bridge soaring 149 feet above the Straits of Mackinac appears to be suspended in midair.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Amazing views, a great place to bike or walk to. Directions: take trails on upper part of island to East Bluff & around, or go on Lake Shore Road and look for new 2014 wooden stairs up to the top. http://www.mappery.com/map-of/Mackinac-Island-Map

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Brighton, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Took a hike up to see the gorgeous views and beautiful natural colors of the lake. Be sure not to miss this spot! Natural rock formation at its finest!

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Mackinac Island added a new set of steps to reach Arch Rock. The steps begin at the base from the paved path the circles the island. The steps are a very nice improvement. Walking down the stairs, as others were climbing up I could hear a group talking and asking how many steps to reach the top - I started... More 

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Hsinchu, Taiwan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Arch Rock is one of those things you "must see" when visiting the island. I like to go up before sunset and look out over the lake from the viewing deck. It's accessible by a variety of ways: take a carriage tour up, hike the trail from the top of town, climb the stairs up from M185, or just view... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We visited the arch from the top on a carriage tour that took us there. (We don't do much climbing and hiking.) It was pretty spectacular from there, but didn't compare to seeing it from below. We rented bicycles and rode around the M-185 - if we can do it, most anyone can. There is a great place at the... More 

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kalamazoo, MI
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My husband climbed the stairs to see it, but it was too much of a walk for me. He thought it was "heavenly."

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I was a bit worried from some of the Arch Rock reviews that when we went it would be filled with tourists, since we weren't able to get there early in the a.m. and arrived in the early afternoon. We arrived at the same time as a carriage tour, but it wasn't too bad. The visitors on the tour were... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Make the trip to the top and the view is fantastic. Take a camera and capture the moment. Well worth the effort!!

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We rode bikes out to see the arch. It was impressive and busy! Always nice to see natural beauty, and a nice get away from the busy downtown.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We walked to Arch Rock and then saw it again the next day when we took our bikes on the circle bike path around the island. It's definitely a cool rock formation and makes for some great photos. You should take the time and go.

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