Since no cars are allowed on Mackinac Island, one of the most scenic ways to take in the natural beauty is by bicycle. You’re always welcome to take your own bikes to Mackinac Island on the ferry. But there also are several places to rent bikes – from single-speed cruisers to tandem bikes to tag-along trailers for little kids. One of the iconic Mackinac Island experiences is to pedal all the way around the outer rim of the Island with the lake breeze in your face. It’s a leisurely 8.2-mile ride that takes 60 to 90 minutes.

Arch Rock

The most famous of the rock formations on the island, this arch towers above the water and is more than fifty feet wide. It attracts the vast majority of the…

Bike Around the Island on the M-185 Route

Lake Shore Boulevard, State Highway M-185, wraps 8.2 miles around the entire island. It is fairly level, with only a few hills. Biking will take you about an hour non-stop…

Crack In The Island

Geological formations are aplenty on the Island, and while this one might not be an A-Lister like Arch Rock, it’s still worthy of discovery. Traversing through the crack or pretending…

Island House Bikes

Island House Bike Shop is located curbside in front of Island House Hotel. With a modern fleet ranging from single speed cruisers to tandem bikes available for rental, the entire…

Mackinac Bike Barn

At Mackinac Bike Barn, bikes are truly our passion. At one of our two locations, you're sure to find either the perfect bike, a rental bike specially fitted for your…

Mackinac Wheels

At Mackinac Wheels bikes are truly our passion. At one of our two locations, you're sure to find either the perfect bike, a rental bike specially fitted for your Mackinac…

Marquette Park

Marquette Park is a beautiful greens cape located at the foot of Fort Mackinac. It is part of Mackinac Island State Park and stands on the edge of Mackinac Island's harbor…

Mission Point Bike Rentals

The best way to explore the beauty of Mackinac Island is by bicycle. Mission Point offers single speed, multi-speed, and tandem bike rentals by the hour or by the day.…

Original Butterfly House & Insect World

This 1800 sq ft tropical garden is filled with hundreds of live butterflies from four continents and is the 3rd oldest live butterfly exhibit in the United States.

Ryba’s Bike Rental

Bicycles and Electric Scooters for those with disabilities or medical conditions. Two Locations: downtown next to Star Line Ferry dock #2 and next to the Chippewa Hotel.

Skull Cave

Believed to have been the hiding place for English fur trader Alexander Henry during Pontiac’s Rebellion in 1763, Skull Cave is a small and shallow cave on the central heights…

Sugar Loaf

A massive rock nearly 75 feet above ground is locate at the center of the island, and is a great site to take in along with Fort Holmes and the…

The Forest

For sheer, intense beauty and grandeur, the Mackinac State Park is one of Mother Nature’s most awe-inspiring treasures. Encompassing over 80% of Mackinac Island, the park offers the following attractions.…

Top of Rock Views

Mackinac Island is a big limestone rock formation and getting to the many high points will be rewarded with world class views. Popular locations include Sunset Rock, Fort Holmes, Fort…

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

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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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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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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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On the easel today “Glorious Morning” 16x20 oil. Zoom Painted with friends davesink claudiabdesign boxcar9snaps a fun 3 hours thanks.

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Spooky Season has reached the Island ...

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We’re saving a seat for you on the front porch, nice and warm in the afternoon sun! ☀️

Spring is right around the corner! Have you started planning your island stay at Hotel Iroquois? 🌸

Book online at www.iroquoishotel.com or call us at 906.847.3321
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Fort Mackinac still overlooking our #puremichigan Island gem❄️
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Looking forward to morning views like this on Mackinac Island...... #dreamingofsummer #mymackinac #mackinacisland #michigansummer #lakehuron #mackinacbridge #northernmichigan #tbthursday #vacationdestination #islandgirl #sunrise_and_sunsets #michiganphotography #somewhereintime #letsgosomewhere #travelgram #beautifuldestinations #midwestlivingmag #coastalliving #visitmackinacisland #thegreatlakesstate #upnorth #adventure #bikemichigan #hikemichigan #voyaged #michiganmoments #906 #seenaroundmichigan #modernoutdoors ...

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Fresh off the easel. Classic view of Mackinac Island’s East Bluff at sunrise.
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Love is love is love is love. Happy Pride month! 🌈🌈🌈
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Pink frozen sunsets of February on Mackinac. 💕 ...

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Mackinac Island! What paradise looks like!
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Blue Sapphire Sunset 🧊🌅🧊 ...

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I am a buyer for nephewsofmackinac as well as my shops. Usually by this time of the year I have attended 5 markets and clocked up hundreds of miles. This year we’re buying virtually from the safety of home. It’s been manageable but a little tricky for clothing. The silver lining has been more time on the Island. More time outside and time for moments like this...walking in untouched snow. Making “first tracks” as Amanda and I call it. This time has challenged all of us but continue to search for those silver linings. Some are obvious, some are tiny but they’re out there. I hope you are able find some silver linings.

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