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Sugar Loaf is another fascinating rock formation in Mackinac Island, Michigan. Located in the boundaries of the Mackinac Island State Park, this massive, 35-foot high landlocked rock has a lot of stories to tell.

For one, it is a result of erosion during the ancient times of the postglacial Lake Algonquin. It is actually the largest feature from a post-glacial period along the Straits of Mackinac. It is composed of the resistant limestone breccia.

Tons of lore and legends surround Sugar Loaf. Native Americans believe that it is the home of Gitchie Manitou, which is a great spirit or a deity. Some also say that it is where a man?s soul is trapped as a punishment. Others also say that it could have been used as a burial ground, as some 1831 documents tell the tale of how Gustave de Beaumont and Alexis de Tocquerville say that the crevices and faults around the rock are deposited with human bones, although, traces of such aren?t found.
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City: Mackinac Island
County: Mackinac
Zip: 49757
Category: Geographical - Mountain
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