The unofficial statistic that I have read so far is that 50,000 people walked the Mackinac Bridge and that (unofficially) it was the best turn out in 12 years!!!
Guests that arrived yesterday who were coming up from lower Michigan said that it took them over an hour to get from Mackinaw City across to St. Ignace (a 5 mile stretch of bridge)and traffic was backed up for a LONG ways on the St. Ignace side (waiting to head southward).
I also had guests arrive yesterday from various points in Wisconsin, Minnesota and lower Michigan that said they couldn't believe how dead the campgrounds were on their trip to get here. Of course, they were NOT referring to any campgrounds around Mackinaw or St. Ignace! SO I guess we should't feel so badly that we were a bit less than 50% occupied this weekend.
Hope everyone had a safe holiday!!
- Cathy Clementz
- A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!