A very appropriate title as we have just returned from a Heroic motorcycle (basically an engine on 2 donuts) trip through the Northeast US, Canada and Michigan.
We discovered that, in Michigan, sometimes it's best to look for what is less obvious, understated, and accompanied by fudge! Mackinaw Island and the Murray Hotel are just such examples.
For those unfamiliar with Mackinaw, it is the American island that has banned motorized vehicles for more than a century and remains a living Victorian community. The island was home to a Native American settlement before European exploration began in the 17th century. It served a strategic position amidst the commerce of the Great Lakes fur trade. This led to the establishment of Fort Mackinac on the island by the British during the American Revolutionary War. It was the scene of two battles during the War of 1812. (courtesy of Wikipedia) As a means of commerce and catering to local sweet teeth, the native tribes created maple syrup and sugar candy, this evolved to the "Fudge Trade" ,as it were, and of course donuts; the exact evolution is still dependent on missing fossil remains.