The Fourth of July in Historical Mackinac, Michigan 

“Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a county.” -Marquis de Lafayette 

The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. As someone who is in love with American history, I constantly find myself excited for the fireworks and immense patriotism that fills the day. 

However, this Independence Day was not centered on cookouts with my family. Instead, I found myself in Mackinac, Michigan for an internship that I had taken on for this month. 

Nevertheless, I was far from disappointed. The beauty and historical significance of Mackinac Island is truly admirable. 

To get to the island, the group I was interning with had to take a ferry. This allowed us to glimpse historical lighthouses and gorgeous scenery from the boat.

After reaching the island, I was impressed with how well the residents took pride in the history and unique quality of the land. Cozy bookstores and shops filled the island and welcomed guests. These adorable stores sold antiques and small gifts. It took everything in me not to buy every souvenir I came across. 

Above all, I fell in love with how people on the island traveled. Whether it was by bike or horse-and-buggy, entering Mackinac immediately made me feel as if I had gone back in time! 

Yet, what would a holiday be without sweet treats to celebrate with? Thankfully, the locals on Mackinac island pride themselves on the delicious fudge shops that compete for the best deserts! 

(P.S. Murdick’s won within our group.)

Last but not least, the fireworks were incredible. The show was by the water, which allowed us to view the fireworks over the lake we traveled on earlier. It was a glorious sight and a terrific day!