Mackinaw City Pure Michigan

cross-in-the-woodsCross in the Woods

 The focal point of this national shrine is a 55’ high cross carved from a single redwood tree. It was raised in 1954 on Cavalry Hill. The sculpture of the crucified Christ was titled “The Man on the Cross” by the renowned Michigan sculptor Marshall Fredericks. It was his dream to “give the face an expression of great peace and strength and offer encouragement to everyone who viewed the Cross.” The sculpture was attached to the cross in 1959. Six other shrines are nearby. Mass Daily. Distance: 30 miles