A few miles away are the more spectacular upper Falls.
"Rootbeer Falls" because of it's golden brown color caused by tannins from cedar swamps that drain into the river.
After visiting the Falls we had a delicious dinner at the Tahquamenon Falls Brewry and Pub http://www.superiorsights.com/tahqfallsbrew/index.html then we headed back to Mackinaw City.
We didn't have anything on the itinerary for the evening so we requested a trip to Mackinac Island knowing we wouldn't have much time but at least we could say we were there. Our cousin Dave made a few phone calls and got it all set up. So at 7:30pm we boarded the ferry for the island.
Mackinac Bridge from the ferry.
|Round Island Lighthouse|
|Island House Hotel|
and horse drawn carriages.
The sun is setting and it's time to head back and catch the ferry. Our time was way too short to do this place justice. I would love to spend a day and rent bikes and explore the whole island.
A few last shots...
So that ends a very full and fun packed day. Tomorrow we head south to Petoskey, Charlevoix and Traverse City.