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Summer lovin’s not over, yet! Escape to Mackinac Island for romantic getaway

Labor Day has come and gone. But that doesn’t mean summer fun is done.

Literally. Summer doesn’t end until late September, according to the calendar. And even after that, there’s still more than a month left for the two of you to visit Mackinac Island and make more memories in 2019.

In some ways, this is actually the best time for couples to escape on a Mackinac Island adventure. Your kids are back at school. (And if you don’t have kids, well, then other people’s kids are back at school. Even better!) Plus, the weather is a gorgeous mix of warm, sunny days and cool, cozy nights.

The entire island is yours to explore…together.

Catch a glimpse of all you can do on a romantic Mackinac Island getaway this fall:

Couple Posing by Arch Rock for Selfie on Mackinac Island

See the sights. This one is Arch Rock, the iconic limestone formation that’s picture perfect. You can get here and to many other Mackinac Island landmarks by going on a narrated horse-drawn carriage tour. That’s the island’s most popular thing to do and, oh by the way, there’s something special about cuddling up and being serenaded by the clippity-clop of horse hooves!

Couple Holding Hands and Riding Bikes on Mackinac Island

Go for a bike ride. With no cars allowed on Mackinac Island, everything moves at a slower pace. It’s a lot safer to take your eyes off the road and gaze into each other’s souls at 6 miles per hour than at 60 miles per hour! (Holding hands as you pedal is totally optional.)

Couple Riding on Rented Tandem Bike on Mackinac Island

If you prefer, Mackinac Island is full of bicycles built for two. Take your own bikes to the island on the ferry boat or rent a tandem bike when you arrive. A popular and incredibly scenic route is M-185 all the way around the island’s outer rim. It’s 8.2 miles of alone time on the only state highway in the country that prohibits automobiles.

Date night: Sneak away on Mackinac Island with a tandem bike

Couple Posing For Photo on Rock in Waters Surrounding Mackinac Island

Take cute pictures with beautiful backdrops. Mackinac Island features an endless supply of scenes like this one. Have fun exploring the island and taking selfies that are completely unique, and totally you.

Couple Toasting with Cups of Coffee from Lucky Bean Coffee Shop in Front of Horse-Drawn Carriage on Mackinac Island

Take a break from the rat race. Go ahead and have a seat. Take a sip. Exhale and relax. Soak in the charming atmosphere of Mackinac Island. Just the two of you. (And some horses.)

Couple Kissing While Paddling Side-by-Side in Kayaks in Waters Around Mackinac Island

Get out on the water. Kayak in the shadow of the mighty Mackinac Bridge. Or try a stand-up paddleboard. Whatever floats your boat. You can hit the water on your own, or take a guided tour and see the best of Mackinac from the water.

Couple Embracing for Photo in Front of Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island

Celebrate a special occasion at one of Mackinac Island’s historic hotels, resorts, cottages or bed-and-breakfasts. There are no chain hotels on Mackinac Island. Every place to stay is unique and memorable – just like your relationship.

Pair of Engagement Rings Lying Together on Grass Off of Hiking Path on Mackinac Island

Get engaged! Or married! Mackinac Island is a popular place for destination weddings…

Couple Preparing to Reaffirm Their Marriage Vows Posing for Photo in Front of Shore on Mackinac Island

…or for reaffirming your marriage vows.

Recently Married Couple Riding in Horse-Drawn Carriage on Mackinac Island

Heck, even if you’re not thinking marriage, go ahead and pretend just so you can go on the fairy tale carriage ride!

6 unique aspects of destination weddings on Mackinac Island

Couple Holding Each Other Next to Shore During Sunset on Mackinac Island

At the end of a blissful day on Mackinac Island, watch the sunset and welcome the island night.

Empty Pair of Adirondack Chairs on Beach on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is waiting. What are you waiting for?


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