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Arch Rock

Mackinac Island, MI
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Beautiful view

This is worth getting off your rented bike for and climbing the steps to see the awaiting view... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Des Moines, IA

We visited arch rock as part of the carriage ride. Downfall with seeing it on the carriage ride is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Natural rock bridge soaring 149 feet above the Straits of Mackinac appears to be suspended in midair.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mackinac Island, MI
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Reviewed yesterday

This is worth getting off your rented bike for and climbing the steps to see the awaiting view. There's another viewing point a little higher up.

Thank JennioDesMoines
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited arch rock as part of the carriage ride. Downfall with seeing it on the carriage ride is you only have a few minutes to take in the views. The area is beautiful and picture taking is outstanding.

Thank 135MikeS135
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great view though overgrown with weeds in some areas. 207 stairs to the top, be prepared to walk. Many people venture to the top making it hard to get a good view or family pic. Very narrow viewing bridge

Thank Jodi S
Reviewed yesterday

I was here about 15 years ago, but was still enthralled with the views of this natural wonder. Be sure to take lots of pictures.

Thank Pam M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth seeing by either taking a carriage tour or riding a bike. Very neat rock formation and beautiful view.

Thank Paige F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I walked the 207 (mostly shaded) steps from the coast road--nice break from our bike ride. Impressive view. You can also see it from the coast road. Some folks stop on interior road and just take a short walk to view--much easier than walking up...More

Thank Fred K
Reviewed yesterday

This was my favorite view on the entire Island! The views of the clear blue water were amazing from Arch Rock! Well worth the walk up the 200+ steps from the road below.

Thank dmr8317
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must see on the island. Whether you take the stairs up, or come from the other direction and skip the stairs- it's a one of a kind experience! Be ready to take some awesome pics!

Thank Aubrey K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was an amazing sight. Views were incredible from this point. We came from the Fort and luckily we only had to walk down the 209 steps to the road below. Felt sorry for those people coming up the stairs while we were going down....More

Thank Sks1251
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've visited this landmark at least three times before, but the view and rock are still beautiful. Only tip is to ignore your Google Maps if you walk and take the road out of the city to the stairs up to the lookout point. Otherwise,...More

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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.
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
August 15, 2016|
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Response from MMCHIN | Reviewed this property |
You have to climb 207 steps from the main road.