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10 places in the U.S. where bikes and boats rule

Oct. 12, 2011, 12:51 p.m.
horse-drawn carriage on Mackinac Island

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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Mackinac Island, Mich.

Mackinac Island is located in Lake Huron, and the entire island is listed as a National Historic Landmark. Motorized vehicles were prohibited on the island in 1898 — with the exception of snowmobiles in winter and emergency vehicles — but visitors can travel via foot, bicycle or horse-drawn carriage. In fact, Michigan’s Lake Shore Road, which runs along the perimeter of Mackinac, is the only state highway that doesn’t allow cars, but it’s always busy — with clomping hooves and spinning wheels — on summer days.