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Arch Rock on Mackinac Island

Rising 146 feet above the water, Arch Rock is a natural curiosity which spans fifty feet as its widest point.  It was formed over thousands of years by wind and water eroding soft rock below, leaving only the hard breccia rock which forms the arch.

East side of island near the shoreline, Located by taking Lake Shore Road, Arch Rock Road, Arch Rock Bicycle Trail, or Huron Road

Arch Rock via Wikipedia

Arch Rock is a geologic formation on Mackinac Island in Michigan. It is a natural limestone arch formed during the Nipissing post-glacial period, a period of high Lake Huron levels following the end of the Wisconsin glaciation. To this day Arch Rock stands on the Lake Huron shoreline 146 feet (45 m) above the water.

Limestone breccia is not an ideal material for natural bridges, and this type of formation is quite rare in the North American Great Lakes region. The Native Americans saw Arch Rock as a place of numinous power, and told many stories and legends about it. >> Read More on Wikipedia >>

Arch Rock – Top Twelve Photo Opps on Mackinac Island

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When I win the lottery, I'm buying a condo or a home there!!

Okay, I'll be there next June. 🙂

Congratulations! Don and kathy

I just came across pictures of you, Kate and I there during college

For the last 17 years we have spent an incredible week in September at The Iroquois, in the Tower Suite . It is a heavenly place to stay and eat. The food , accommodations, the owners, the surroundings, the staff, everything is impeccable. Treat yourself to a stay at a place you will never forget! Conde Naste Travel magazine has also rated it one of the top 100 places to stay in the US.

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I love this hotel. Great food!

Best blueberry muffins EVER.

Stayed here on my honeymoon and a few times since. Fantastic. Best place I have ever stayed.

I have stayed here, too. Very nice and romantic.

Beattiful destination! Food is wonderful!

I think this hotel also goes on my bucket list.

Megan Mcnulty- yea!!!!

Stayed here on our first Zurich Reunion, Pamela Ladell, Janet Belle, Karla Morkel Roth, Vickie Overholser Baumann, Jill Bridges, Connie Eaton, Charlotte Comprix King, Leslie Botjer!

It's a lovely hotel with an awesome view. I need to stay there again when I'm back on the island. Love Love

We love staying is beautiful...

On Aug. 22nd, 1988, My late husband & I spent our 1st wedding Anniversary here ! Wonderful memories.

Congratulations Hotel Iroquois, My son Troy worked there in 1987 and loved it.


Arch Rock On Mackinac Island – Photos From Instagram

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