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October 17th, 2016 by MichiganLiving This Natural Bridge In Michigan is Truly One of the Best In The World!
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When we talk about bridges in Michigan, there’s one particular name that will instantly jump out at people’s mind – Mackinac Bridge. It’s a very popular bridge not only in Michigan and its neighboring States but also across the United States of America and nearby countries. It’s one of the world’s leading suspension bridges and truly one of the best man-made attractions that Michigan has to offer.

Arch Rock Michigan

But aside from The Mighty Mac, did you know that Michigan has other amazing bridges that are truly amazing and worth the visit (see these 15 amazing bridges in Michigan list)? On top of that, there’s also one particular bridge in Michigan that is probably the most unique one that you will ever see – the Arch Rock.

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 glaciations.  It is commonly referred as Michigan’s “natural bridge” and while it’s not as big and popular as the Mighty Mac, it’s still one of the best attractions around The Mitten State.

Good morning walk #archrock

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Arch Rock on the Island

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The Arch Rock is a major focus of Mackinac Island tourism. It stands on the Lake Huron shoreline 146 feet (45 m) above the water. There are lots of trails and paved roads (like the Arch Rock Road and Arch Rock Bicycle Trail) that visitors can take to personally see this one amazing wonder of nature. It can also be accessed and viewed via kayak or even by one of the island’s popular horse-drawn carriages followed with a short hike.

Arch rich on Mackinac Island. #breathtaking #lakehuron #statepark

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With its natural beauty and captivating formation, The Arch Rock truly deserves to be named as one of Michigan’s must see wonders of nature.

Featured Image Credit: Washtenaw Community College 

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36 responses to “This Natural Bridge In Michigan is Truly One of the Best In The World!”

  1. Kerri Hale says:

    I’ve never heard of this particular bridge in Michigan before. It sure is a beauty!

  2. This bridge is cool and unique. Michigan has some unusual places.

  3. This is breathtaking. I had no idea this even existed in Michigan. I can’t wait to see it in person. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I haven’t been to Michigan in decades and never saw that lovely unique bridge. I love your images!

  5. Rachel says:

    I have two friends who were on Mackinaw Island this weekend. There pics were so beautiful! I want to go, especially to see this arch!

  6. Jess C says:

    OMG this looks soooo beautiful! I have never been to Michigan, but will definitely be putting it on my bucket list!

  7. Debbie Denny says:

    That is one spectacular view. I will have to put this on my list. I have not heard about it before.

  8. Debra says:

    I’ve only heard of the Arch in Utah, this is so cool! What a beautiful view!

  9. Shelby says:

    I grew up in Michigan and have been to Mackinac Island, but I didn’t know about this bridge! Next time I am back, I will be sure to check it out.

  10. Charlotte says:

    So beautiful, and clearly very photogenic! I love the views you can see through and how they change depending on the perspective of the photo, I never knew that was there but I would love to visit and see it for myself one day!

  11. karen says:

    Ok..so, never been to Michigan (Ohio girl here…dont hate), but these bridges are stunning! That Arch Rock Bridge. Whoa. I mean – how is that even still standing?

  12. Wow! I have never seen a wonder like that in person! I’d love to go there! It’s such an Instagrammable spot!

  13. OMG! I didn’t know that Michigan has this fantastic place. I really want to go there.

  14. Heather says:

    Arch Rock looks gorgeous! I would love to visit one day and photograph it. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Jena Proctor says:

    This is lovely, I’ve never seen anything like it. Your photos are excellent!

  16. Amanda says:

    So gorgeous! I have several friends from Mi who have mentioned Mackinaw. I hope I get to go see it in person one day.

  17. This is so beautiful. That rock formation is amazing. I would love to go there someday.

  18. HilLesha says:

    This is truly gorgeous! I have a friend that is always raving about how beautiful Michigan is and how I need to visit there.

  19. Kimberly C. says:

    Wow I had no idea there is a bridge like this. Makes for great photo ops. Nice post.

  20. Amber Myers says:

    This is really gorgeous. What a wonderful area.

  21. Roxanne says:

    Wow this is absolutely stunning!! If I am ever in Michigan I am definitely going to include this in the trip!

  22. KIm says:

    That is picture perfect! Mother nature is so cool. I love that you can visit it, but I wouldn’t walk across it!

  23. I am not to familiar with Michigan but these bridges alone are so beautiful that I would love to make a trip just to see them. My girlfriend and I are such travel junkies so this is something I will definitely be adding to our list!

  24. victoria says:

    That bridge was so amazing and I love the beautiful view

  25. ron says:

    No way, is this really Michigan? Well, I can’t believe it. It’s beautiful, it’s like from a Caribbean.

  26. Wow! such splendid & EPIC photos. I would love to visit there

  27. Brittany says:

    I had no idea Michigan had a bridge like this! It’s amazing! I would love to take my family there to go see it! My boys would be obsessed! They love unique things nature has to offer like this 🙂

  28. MY gosh that is stunning. I can’t hardly believe that isn’t man made! Isn’t nature incredible? Looks like I need to travel to Michigan to check it out for myself!

  29. Donna says:

    What a gorgeous view! I’ve heard about how beautiful Michigan is, but I’ve never been. Sounds like I need to plan a trip next summer!

  30. Michigan is just gorgeous. I’d love to visit that bridge sometime. Those views are stunning and so are the photos.

  31. WOW! The Arch Walk is beautiful. I can’t believe all of the beautiful things that nature creates all on its own.

  32. That’s absolutely beautiful, I’ve never heard of this bridge, but it’s somewhere I definitely want to visit.

  33. Amanda Love says:

    If you’re going to Michigan, you can’t skip this breathtaking sight! It’s amazing and I love how clear the water is too. It’s worth going, that’s for sure!

  34. Oh this looks incredible! Every photo is pure perfection.. definitely adding this to my travel bucket list!

  35. Wow how beautiful, I had no idea, it was like that in Michigan – sorry from the UK .. another place to add to my list!

  36. Christina Aliperti says:

    Michigan has become a must visit for me thanks to your site. So many beautiful places that I didn’t even know existed!

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