Getting off a ferry at a dock on Mackinac Island is literally going back in time. There is a distinct 19th century accent throughout the atmosphere as the island relies on real power to function.
Apart from emergency vehicles and utility vehicles, motorized vehicles are not allowed (due to a far-sighted ordinance adopted in 1898) and the only modes of travel are by horse, bicycle or on foot. Needless to say, this provides a really relaxed setting that a lot of people enjoy. On July 15, 2009, Mackinac Island celebrated its 20 millionth visitor.