Monday, April 23, 2012

Manitou Trail

Phil has been excited to show us Manitou Trail since he discovered it a couple of weeks ago. Tonight, he led the girls, my sister, and myself to Arch Rock. Manitou Trail goes from Arch Rock to Robinson's Folly.

I love how trees grow around rocks:

We went to Arch Rock first:

My sister is visiting for the week!

My daughter wanted a picture of them yelling like they're falling:

Lake Huron:

A side view of Arch Rock:

The coin operated viewers are removed during the winter season:

The beautiful woods:

Climbing up:

A cool view off Manitou Trail:

This is where the previous picture was taken from (reminds me a little of Pride Rock from the Lion King):

Some parts of the trail are narrow and along a big dropoff/cliff. Made us a smidge nervous with the girls, so we partnered with them in more dangerous sections:

Unusual tree:

The trail goes past a couple homes at one point. I liked the old ladder hiding behind the shrubs:

This sign is in the middle of the trail. I have no idea how anyone with a horse would get out to this area or need to read the sign. So funny!

View of Round Island from Robinson's Folly:

Mission Point Resort:

The sinking sun:

The girls had a splendid sword fight with sticks:

Beautiful trail!

Daddy was incredibly helpful:

We made it!

The trail brought us to the east bluff. I'm not used to seeing Mission Point from this point of view. I forget how large the Main Lodge is!

Our shadows:

Her stick made it all the way!


The Baby Grand:

A bunny near the theater:

Some tulips are showing their colors:

They survived the frosts & snow!

We enjoyed our trek along Manitou Trail! It was a beautiful little adventure and I recommend it!

Location:Mackinac Island


  1. I just want to let you know how much I enjoy reading your updates. Thank you so much for sharing with us! --Marshall, Mi

  2. Ahhh, Arch Rock. So beautiful. The blueness of the Huron always astounds me. Thanks so much for the pics.

    I adore hiking with my girls, and I think when we visit the Island in July, we are going to have to check out the Manitou Trail!

    And I had to lol at the "sword fighting" - it must be bred into children to do that when they pick up large sticks.

  3. Love Manitou Trail! We always take Winnebago Trail each time as well! Looking forward to our May and July trips coming up!