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On Mackinac Island, it’s encouraged to get out and about the old-fashioned way – on foot. Hike up to Fort Holmes, the highest point on the Island, walk through the hustle and bustle of downtown or seek out a solitary place to soak in the natural beauty. Each and every extraordinary attraction on Mackinac Island is within walking distance. Find them on a guided tour with a resident islander or head off the beaten path on your own for an experience of Mackinac Island that’s uniquely you.

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Anne’s Tablet

A favorite find, a world class vista a great story. These are the things that make Anne's Tablet a favorite Mackinac Island find. Anne's Tablet is an Art Nouveau sculptural…

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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…

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Area Playgrounds

There are several playgrounds to while away the hours in at Mackinac State Park. Behind the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Island Art Museum is a cute playground with a…

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Benjamin Blacksmith Shop

Originally built in the 1880s, Robert Benjamin and later his son, Herbert, ran a blacksmith shop into the 1960s. The contents of the shop were moved to the reconstructed building…

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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…

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Downtown

Filled with unique shopping destinations, great dining, and the bustling activity of a waterfront town, Mackinac’s downtown is a flurry of horses, bicycles and shoppers. Go in and out of…

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Fort Holmes

After the British and their allies captured Fort Mackinac during the War of 1812, they quickly built a small outpost and called it Fort George. When the Americans regained the…

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Fort Mackinac

Founded during the American Revolution, the British captured the Fort in the very first engagement on American soil in the War of 1812. Inside, 14 original buildings, cannon salutes, bugle…

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Great Turtle Park

Great Turtle Park is located in Harrisonville and can be accessed via 6th or 7th Street off Cadotte Avenue or Cupids Pathway. Great Turtle Park currently houses a soccer field,…

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Great Turtle Park Playground

Great Turtle Park is located in Harrisonville and can be accessed via 6th or 7th Street off Cadotte Avenue or Cupids Pathway. Great Turtle Park currently houses a soccer field,…

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Horse in History Museum

Mackinac Horsemen’s Association is excited to showcase this compilation of photographs at the entrance of the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center (MCEC) showing Mackinac Island’s unique horse culture. From photos selected…

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Inside Out Tours of Mackinac

Inside Out Tours of Mackinac: A two-hour hiking tour out of downtown to the island’s interior gems. While exploring, you will learn about the history and legends of these special…

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Kite Flying at Windermere Point

Let's go fly a kite or watch others fly kites at Windermere Point. Nearly every day you will see people taking advantage of the incredible Straits of Mackinac breezes with…

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Little Stone Church

Little Stone Church, a Congregational Church located on Mackinac Island, Michigan, welcomes both residents and visitors to Sunday worship services. Although it is known as Little Stone Church, the official…

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Mackinac State Historic Parks

Mackinac Island State Park was the second established National Park before becoming Michigan's first State Park. Today, over eighty percent of Mackinac Island is State Park property, and most of…

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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…

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McGulpin House

This house has been opened to the public as a barebones restoration that shows how it would have appeared around 1820. The McGulpins were a working-class family who would not…

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Picnicking at Fort Holmes

A picnic at the highest point on Mackinac Island is a visual treat. Incredible views of the Mackinac Bridge, Light Houses and Round Island serve up the perfect venue.

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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…

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Somewhere In Time Gazebo

The Island’s Famous movie featuring Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve featured a Gazebo, formerly on the grounds of the Grand Hotel. It’s since been moved, but you can see the…

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Stone Skipping at Windermere Point

Windermere Point is a green scape where the art of stone skipping is practiced every day. You will find some perfect skipping rocks there or you be like the professionals…

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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…

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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.…

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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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Walk the Island

The eight mile walk around the island will offer gorgeous views of the water, surrounding islands, the Mackinac Bridge, and offers a number of stops along the walk describing historic…

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Woodlands Activity Center

For guests and visitors alike, the Woodlands brings to life the natural wonders and family-friendly activities that are already favorites of Mackinac Island. Woodlands Activity Center includes a new suite…

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What an amazing sunrise this morning.
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Hoban Street Stout! Light Bodied Stout Made with Mackinac Island Fudge. Available in 16-ounce 4 packs at our Supply Co. & Great Turtle Brewery & Distillery!🐢🍺
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It’s always fun to see The Mighty Mac

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There are so many ways to create, it’s just a matter of finding what works for you❤️



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Island Pit Stop… to take 📸 of course! ...

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You’ll still be able to enjoy the same beautiful view you know and love at Stonecliffe. 🌅

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Fall Cider & Donuts at The Cannonball at British Landing! 🍂🎃🍂 ...

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Strolling through the gardens at twilight. 🍂

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A bike ride overlooking one of our gorgeous sunsets is a perfect way to end an evening on Mackinac!🚲 Who agrees? ...

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Countdown to the Girls trip has begun. Yes I have my costume already and not sure if Kelly is going as a foot again!! Stay tuned for our costumes!!! We go the weekend of Oct 20-23 ...

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If you're visiting to the island and looking for vegetarian or other dietary specific meals, check out this recent blog post.

Kingston Kitchen's menu features multiple vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options.

https://www.mackinacisland.org/blog/vegetarian-options-on-mackinac-island-special-dietary-restaurant-options/

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The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World 🦋

🕰 Summer hours are 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
🎟 Ages 4 & under are free; ages 5-11 are $9; ages 12 & up are $13 (unlimited visits)
🦋 Free butterfly chart included with each entry
🚽 Public restrooms are not available
👟 Watch your step!





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Here’s my ode to this summer. Summer is officially over. And even though fall is my favorite season, summer on Mackinac Island just can’t be beat. Enjoy! ...

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Check out this adorable new rainbow cardigan!
$79, available in S,M, and L.
Message us to place an order!

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We’re riding right into fall on Mackinac!
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Just one look at you
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