We are offering a Labor
Day Weekend bus trip that will include this walk as well as an AVA sanctioned
Mackinac Bridge Walk on Labor day. We are sanctioning this walk as a three (3)
month seasonal event to allow more walkers an opportunity to walk this unique
and very interesting island.
This is what we call a remote
start event. There is NO walk box to go to. You must
pre-register by contacting the point of contact (POC) listed below or by
completing the registration form. See link below.
Upon receiving a signed Start Card
(Registration Form) and payment, the POC will provide you with the Walk
Directions, and instructions on how to obtain IVV credit stamps.
Mackinac Island Walk Brochure
PDF - Acrobat Reader Required
Instructions & Registration Form PDF - Acrobat Reader Required
You must take a ferry to Mackinac Island from
either St. Ignace, MI or Mackinaw City, MI. Motor vehicles are not allowed on
the island. Suggest using Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry as the walk route
begins at Shepler's dock on Mackinac Island. Visit
Shepler's website for ferry prices and
1A Suitable for strollers, difficult for
1. Struttin' Down Main
● Main Street
2. Walking the USA A-Z ● Letter Mackinac
Mackinac Island Ferry, 601 N State Street, St. Ignace, MI GPS: N 45
52.434 W 84 43.680
From the south
on I-75 cross the Mackinac Bridge, take exit 344-A and follow US-2 east (right)
through the downtown district to the north end of town.
From the North
on I-75 take exit 348 (Business loop 75) and go 3 miles.
From the west,
follow US-2 east through town to the north end of St. Ignace.
To Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, 556 E Central Avenue,
Mackinaw City, MI GPS: N 45 46.884 W 84 43.530
From the south
on I-75 (or US-31, which merges into I-75) take exit 337 or 338 and follow the
signs. If you exit at 339, turn right, and continue to the stoplight (Central
Avenue). Turn left and continue to the Shepler’s Gateway.
From the North
cross the Mackinac Bridge, take exit 339 off I-75. Turn left at the stop sign.
Continue to Central Avenue. Turn left and into the Gateway.
Route will circle this unique island where
motor vehicles are prohibited. Most of the route is on open roads with little to
no protection from the elements. There are numerous shops to explore in village
area near the docks. There are no facilities, along the route, outside the
village. Although not directly on the route you may wish to explore Fort
Mackinac as well as the Grand Hotel with its 660 foot long porch. The hotel may
charge a fee just to enter the building. Walkers are advised to carry water
and snacks as there are no shops outside the village area.
|There will be no award for this event.
|$3.00 Credit only
Free No Credit
|Pets are not allowed on this
6403 Bridge Road #101
Madison, WI 53713
||The Madison Area Volkssport Association,
Menominee River Volkssport Club, the AVA, and starting point businesses
are not liable for accidents, thefts, personal injury and/or material damage.
All attempts will be made to create a safe and enjoyable event. Participants
accept the guidelines of AVA Volkssport events and agree to observe the
principles of good sportsmanship. Each participant is asked to sign
a waiver from liability before the walk.