While our main tourism season is May – October, Mackinac Island is indeed open year ‘round. But, the hearty few that visit find a completely different Mackinac Island to experience, which is unlike the spring, summer or fall travel season. This is a time to enjoy the quiet beauty of the island – hike, ski, snowshoe, take beautiful pictures and read a good book. Below you will find winter information for the 2022 season:

Getting Here

Star Line Ferry (800) 638-9892
GPS: 99 North State Street, St. Ignace, MI 49781
November thru April, weather permitting
www.MackinacFerry.com for ticket purchase and departure times
Updates & notices posted on www.facebook.com/starlineferry
Check the Star Line Ferry website for additional ferry runs during special winter weekend events.

Great Lakes Air (906) 643-7165
GPS: 1220 N. State Street, St. Ignace, MI 49781
Year ’round service from St. Ignace, weather permitting

Fresh Air Aviation (906) 285-6727
GPS: 1220 N. State Street, St. Ignace, MI 49781
Offering daily service from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island

Sleeping Here

Above Mackinac Condos (906) 847-3614
Open all winter

Cottage Inn (906) 847-4000
Open December 3 – 17 and December 27 – 31

Lilac Tree Suites (906) 847-6575
Open December 3 & 4 and December 29 – January 2

Small Point B&B (906) 847-3758
Open weekends in December, January, February

The Mackinac House (906) 847-3911
Open December 3 – 5 and December 26 – January 2

The Pontiac Lodge (906) 847-3364
Open all winter

Village Inn Suites (906) 847-8077
Open all winter

Eating Here

Mustang Lounge (906) 847-9916
Open year ’round

Broken Spoke (906) 847-8255
Opening December 1 and will be open throughout the winter season


Doud’s Market (906) 847-3444

Great Turtle Toys (614) 506-1692, text to set up shopping time

Island Hardware (906) 847-6350

Skipper Store (906) 847-3292
Located at the Star Line Dock, open as long as ferries run

Vintage Glam Salon (906) 847-3290

Little Luxuries (906) 847-9980, Thursdays in December 11am-3pm; December 28-January 1st

Sew U.P./ Rustic Chic Boutique (906) 630-2813, open December 3

Mackinac Island Fudge

JoAnn’s Fudge (906) 847-6357
Store front closed in the winter. Mail orders available year-round.

Murdick’s Fudge (906) 847-3530
Store front closed in the winter. Mail orders available year-round.

Ryba’s Fudge (800) 447-9227
Store front closed in the winter. Mail orders available year-round.

Getting Around

Mackinac Island Taxi Service (906) 847-3323
Reservations required for service 8:00 am or after 5:00 pm



Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar, Virtual Event for 2021, see updates on their FaceBook page: Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar

Christmas Tree Lighting, December 3, 5:30 pm, more details here!

New Year’s Eve, Great Turtle Drop, December 31, 2021

Great Turtle Twilight Trek – January 8, February 5 and March 5. Click here for more details!

Mackinac Island Lodging & Accommodations

With over 1,600 unique lodging rooms, 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.

Visitor's Guide

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

2021 Inside Mackinac Cover