Braving Michigan’s ice bridge

(WPBN) There is a short window of time every year when the weather is cold enough to create thick enough ice to snowmobile from the mainland of Michigan to Mackinac Island.

At the right time, volunteers test the ice and place Christmas trees in a line, marking the path.

In January, the waterway between St. Ignace and Mackinac Island was closed to boat traffic, leaving the most common means of transportation, ferries, frozen in their ports.

The only other ways are by plane, or by going across the ice bridge.

“It was terrifying, but exhilarating and we were high-fiving when we made it across,” said Liza Corlett who crossed during her visit from Indianapolis.

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