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About The Island

For centuries, visitors have found this national landmark to be the ideal vacation spot. No cars. No chain hotels. Just world-famous Mackinac Island Fudge, historic Fort Mackinac, unique shopping and diverse dining. Unforgettable sunsets, awe-inspiring sunrises and extraordinary nightlife befit our ranking as a Top 10 U.S. Island by TripAdvisor and USA Today. ​Start planning your trip to Mackinac Island…the Jewel of the Great Lakes.

Island Specials & Deals

Every visit to Mackinac Island is special. Sometimes you can even get a special deal. Whether it’s a lodging package for one of the island’s 1,600-plus unique rooms or a discount to an iconic Mackinac attraction, here’s where you can customize your #mymackinac vacation.

Discover Mackinac

EAT

Explore the diverse flavors of Mackinac Island. Your culinary journey can take you to iconic restaurants and pubs, hotels and resorts with award-winning chefs and some of the most picturesque picnic spots on the planet.

DO

Plan activities for your Mackinac Island getaway. You can hike the trails, paddle a kayak or ride a bike all the way around the island. Take a ferry under the mighty Mackinac Bridge, enjoy world-famous fudge or relax in a horse-drawn carriage. Opportunity awaits!

STAY

Find a home base for your vacation among more than 1,600 unique rooms on Mackinac Island. From quaint B&Bs and quiet inns to distinctive resorts and the grandest of hotels, there’s a slice of Mackinac that’s perfect for you.

Share Your Adventure

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Welcome to Grand Hotel 🐢 - it only took me 2.5 months to post this photo, but here we are in all my sun-kissed glory. ...

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I am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. 🍁 ...

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15x12” “112 Years of Spring Love and Lilacs” If you look close you may notice the wedding couple and then the MI Governor’s Mansion in the upper left.
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On the easel today “Glorious Morning” 16x20 oil. Zoom Painted with friends davesink claudiabdesign boxcar9snaps a fun 3 hours thanks.

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Summer is here and there are very few things we can do in the current situation. Cycling around the Mackinac island was an awesome way to spend the weekend! This beautiful island in Northern Michigan is rich with historic landmarks, nature trails and a cycling route along its entire deep blue and turquoise coast! Would ya’ll love to cycle around and breathe in the fresh air too? Let us know in the comments!!
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What tropical far flung destination is this? 😍😍 It’s Mackinac Island in MICHIGAN. This is Lake Huron! THE MIDWEST .. if you don’t know, you do now! 😍 ...

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Welcome to Friday! The Sun is Up on mackinacisle
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A vibrant aerial perspective of our little slice of Heaven! 💙

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Mackinac Island! What paradise looks like!
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8x6” Tip: Sometimes it is a simple as choosing a different angle on favorite subjects. Hot off the easel.
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Spooky Season has reached the Island ...

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Just your daily dose of summer views of the Mackinac Island shoreline. 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Stay bundled Mackinac! Pure Michigan weather! ☃️ ...

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Fresh off the easel. Classic view of Mackinac Island’s East Bluff at sunrise.
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Sunrise on Mackinac Island. Don’t miss it.
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Fort Mackinac still overlooking our #puremichigan Island gem❄️
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Our shores recently were graced with blocks of blue ice!

Blue ice forms when snow on top of the ice is compressed and squeezes out all of the air bubbles increasing its density. This process allows the ice to absorb colors, resulting in vibrant chunks of blue ice. When the light hits the ice, especially on a bright Michigan winter day, the sight is chillingly beautiful.

Blue ice may be a rare find but it’s common to see here in the Straits of Mackinac. Let’s see how long the blue ice will stick around! #mymackinac #lakehuron
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Plein air piece of Mackinac Island not painted today!😆 “Colors After a Little Rain.” 12x8” Sometimes inclement weather can bring out beauty... I remember waiting for a storm to pass and this garden in front of The Island House struck me in contrast with dark blue sky. Time to set up the easel!
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Not sure why it took me so long to make it U.P. here....🗺
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Arch Rock....#puremichigan #puremittigan #michigan #mackinacisland #thegreatlakestate #archrock #northernmichigan #islandlife #mackinacislandlife #mackinacstraits #mymackinac #upnorthmichigan #upnorth #makeitmackinac #greatlakes #lakehuron #travelmichigan #michigan_wanderlust #bikemichigan #hike #hikemichigan #kayaking #michiganunsalted #puremidwest #michiganmoments #naturephotography #capturingmichigan #michiganoverboard #mustbemichigan #summerloving ...

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Mackinac Island Lodging & Accommodations

Mackinac Island has over 1,500 unique lodging rooms. This is an Island where there are no franchise hotels. Our Island is full of one of kind, family owned and award winning properties.

The Island’s highly trained and courteous professionals want to make sure your stay is as comfortable and accommodating as possible. When you step onto our Island, you step into a world of hospitality and courtesy that harkens back to gentler, golden days.

Those days begin when you choose where to stay.

Visitor's Guide

See all that the Island offers by viewing or downloading the Visitor’s Guide yourself!

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