Thanks to everyone who participated in tonight’s Twitter Chat, our inaugural Twitter event! The chat was a tremendous success thanks to our visitors, our members, and plenty of Mackinac Island fans who contributed. Enjoy the recap below and be sure to check back for future chats on topics like Lilac Festival, Fudge Festival, Fall Travel and more!
A1. Experience a private carriage tour of the island! A must do for any special occasion. Contact Gough’s Livery or Mackinac Island Carriage Tours for details.
A2. Surrounded by 7 quadrillion gallons of the freshest water in the world, there’s plenty to experience on the Straits of Mackinac including fishing, kayaking, sunset cruises, and parasailing!
A3. Yes!! With nearly 40 unique lodging opportunities, there’s definitely something for every budget. Grand resort hotels, quaint bed & breakfasts, historic inns, and condos all make up our amazing array of overnight accommodations.
A4. Mackinac Island offers a truly unparalleled location for a spectacular destination wedding. A virtual one stop shop, the island boasts stunning venues, talented photographers, amazing planners, and most importantly breathtaking vistas.
A5. From relaxing in Marquette Park to kite flying at Windermere Point, skipping stones at British Landing, hiking the many trails throughout the island, and exploring our natural landscape, Mackinac boasts exceptional natural beauty.
A6. Too many to list! From casual to fine dining, waterfront to a tranquil garden setting, al fresco or fireside, Mackinac Island boasts an amazing selection of restaurants for any visitor!
Member Travel Tips
Be sure to bike the entire circumference of the island along M-185 and experience the natural beauty outside of downtown. – The Cannonball Inn
Experience the island transformation after that last ferry of the day departs by planning an overnight visit. – Smokey Jose’s
Be sure to plan ahead when making summer plans. Some of the most popular dates sell out quickly so when planning an overnight stay, choose your date and book your next getaway early. – Grand Hotel
Purchase ferry tickets in advance and take advantage of special online discounts. Purchasing in advance also saves critical time at the dock. – Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry
Be sure to experience the uniqueness and unequalled beauty throughout the entire island as a whole. – Mackinac Service Company
Don’t miss Market Street, a destination unto itself with quaint boutiques, bed and breakfasts, coffee shop, and art galleries. – Hotel Iroquois
Write a short note or postcard and mail it to friends or family from the island post office located on Market Street. – Mackinac’s Little Gallery
Plan a carriage tour first thing upon arrival to get familiar with the island. Tours offer a great way to see Arch Rock, Fort Mackinac, and Grand Hotel as well as Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservation. Take advantage of special package tickets. – Mackinac Island Carriage Tours
Comfortable shoes are a must! Grab your walking shoes and experience the unparalelled natural tranquility of the island. – Mission Point Resort
Pack a picnic filled with plenty of goodies and head out of town to experience the real beauty of Mackinac like British Landing or Fort Holmes. – Doud’s Market
Grab a complimentary map of the island from the tourism bureau and head out by bike for a day of exploration. You won’t get lost since it’s an island! – Little Luxuries of Mackinac
Be prepared for a slower pace. Wind down, relax, and embrace the island time lifestyle. – Island House Hotel
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