Q. What is the only state in the U.S. that is divided into two peninsulas separated by the waters of two Great Lakes, and joined by a suspension bridge?
A. Brilliant, dear reader!
Michigan’s Lower and Upper Peninsulas were connected via ferry across the Straits of Mackinac until the Mackinac Bridge opened in November 1957.
It’s not too late to join the thousands of folks of all ages and abilities who arrive at the crack of dawn to make the 5-mile hike above the Straits of Mackinac, between St. Ignace in the UP and Mackinaw City at the Tip of the Lower Peninsula’s Mitten.
No advance registration is required, and the only fee is for the bus ride to the point of origin.
There’s no sense in me repeating all of the info posted at the official Mackinac Bridge Walk website.
Just head to the Straits of Mackinac and plan to have a memorable walk on Labor Day.
Visitor Info Click: Mackinaw City
Visitor Info Click: St. Ignace
Travel Michigan: michigan.org
Mackinac Bridge: Bridge info