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Arch Rock

Mackinac Island, MI
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Beautiful bike ride around the island - twice. Always a place to take a picture and mark the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Clarkston, Michigan

This rock formation is absolutely stunning! We stopped while on a carriage tour and was glad we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Davina S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful bike ride around the island - twice. Always a place to take a picture and mark the adventure.

Thank map1012017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This rock formation is absolutely stunning! We stopped while on a carriage tour and was glad we did. It's so pretty and the water below is so gorgeous against the rock

Thank Davina S
Reviewed yesterday

The Arch is located in a beautiful natural setting that also has bathrooms with running water and drinking fountains. it takes a serious hike to get to with a lot of steps and a fairly steep hill but the views of the lake and Island...More

Thank OakLawnJayC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This formation may not be the grandest thing you'll ever see on your travels but it is a must see on the island. Very pretty and the lookout deck is nice. I enjoyed walking up the steps to it from the bottom but of course...More

Thank MrsJackieF
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped here on the carriage tour. There is a "parking lot" paved area and a restroom building. At the Arch there is a grate walkway that takes you right next to the Arch and to the other side (but not enough to look back...More

Thank spiritcoke
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My fiancée and I took the carriage ride tour and this was one of the spots we stopped at. The view was great and also a good phot opportunity. Definitely nice.

Thank Maria V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We got to Arc Rock on the carriage tour. So it was a good view and would next time do the walk which looked gradual and picturesque.

Thank Macdariens
Reviewed 3 days ago

rode bike to the entrance. walked up the beautifully constructed 207 steps. view is so dramatic and amazing. great location to take pictures.

Thank Retirees04062015
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of many natural sights to see on Mackinac Island. It's free to see but will cost you a long walk and/or 200+ stairs. But either way, it's worth it.

Thank jmelo4pres
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful view. This is up a short hike of 207 steps (I think there are other ways to get there). An absolute must!!!

Thank Marci H
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I'm thinking about sending my 16 year old kid and his girlfriend there for a day trip away from the parents. Is he going to be barred from any activities because he's under 18 without an adult? He tried to camp at a state park before and they wouldn't let him pitch a tent unaccompanied by an adult.
March 9, 2017|
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Response from James T | Reviewed this property |
I do not think they should have any trouble it is on an open trail down from the fort. Many young adults and kids are out at the Arch the past two times we were there. It is definitely worth the trip and youth friendly.
hey , I am planning to go to mackinaw Island in upcoming Mid -April. Are these tourist spots open during that time? what are the things will be offered by the island during that time. Please any one do help me .
February 21, 2017|
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Response from Rhinek1222 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think the things on the island actually open until May, and the other reviewer is correct that it seems like Memorial Day is the time it really kicks off. Keep in mind that they still get snow in April since they... More
Hi. Is it a flat trail or hilly from Fort to Rock Arch? I've had ankle surgery so was debating walking or biking, depending on terrain. :)
August 15, 2016|
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Response from MMCHIN | Reviewed this property |
You have to climb 207 steps from the main road.