Way back in the middle of the 1800s, famed writer William Cullen Bryant remarked about Mackinac Island’s “delightful” summer climate with “agreeably cool” nights and daytime heat tempered by the surrounding water. Still, as picture perfect as the Island’s weather is, sometimes it does rain. And when it does, there are unique ways to spend the day including magical butterfly conservatories, museums of art and culture, working blacksmith shops and a vibrant downtown with one of-a-kind stores and attractions.

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…

Caricatures!

NOT OPEN FOR 2020 SEASON. Hand drawn Mackinac memories that are fantastic fun for everyone! Find us in the Lilac Tree Mall!

Forge a Memory Blacksmith Shop

Drop-in or book an appointment. Forge your own blade. Choose a drop-point or recurve tip. An employee will grind, shape, polish and seal the blade. Leave with your handmade knife…

Grand Hotel Porch

Come visit this National Historic Landmark and everything the hotel has to offer. Sit in a rocking chair looking out to the Mackinac Bridge and the Straits of Mackinac. Non-guests of…

Haunted Theatre

Not a theater of movies, But a Haunted House of three dimensional monsters. Within these halls you will encounter horrors of the past…Artist’s conceptions of Monsters from Mackinac’s History. This…

Island Bookstore

The Island Bookstore began as a small antiquarian store with a small retail space above Doud’s market over 40 years ago. Today they have two locations (only one on the…

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…

Mackinac Island Taxi

Radio dispatched horse drawn taxis available 24-hours a day, in season. Standard fares per person.

Maze of Mirrors

Experience the amazing as you find your way through this fun filled, life size maze of mirrors and glass. A unique and amazing experience like none other. Fun for all…

Movies at Mission Point Resort

Mackinac Island has a rich tradition of filmmaking from Hollywood blockbusters to indie flicks. Enjoy their eclectic selection of classic and new movies in the Mission Point Theater. Movies are…

Original Butterfly House & Insect World

The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House is the 1st of its kind in Michigan, and the 3rd oldest LIVE butterfly exhibit in the United States. The world-renowned facility has 1800…

Richard & Jane Manoogian Art Museum

The newest museum on the Island comes by the generous contributions of Richard and Jane Manoogian and showcases Native American baskets to present-day paintings. It’s a three-level structure that focuses…

See the Island by Horse

Mackinac Island is home to a beloved horse culture. Visitors can explore the island by horse in numerous ways - on a narrated group tour, private carriage tour, guided trail…

Surrey Hills Carriage Museum

An antique carriage museum that features a working blacksmith shop, Surrey Hills lets you explore and learn about carriages. Three shops offer food, gifts, and souvenirs. There is a picnic…

Visit the Downtown Watering Holes

Walk under the (mostly) covered sidewalk as you make your way through the watering holes of Main Street. Specialty nibbles and sips can be found in many of Mackinac Island's…

Watercolor Cafe

Relax and unwind as you practice your creativity at Watercolor Cafe. Art classes overlook the scenic harbour view and are led by local instructors. Most events, including Paint & Sips, watercolor…

Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory

All ages can enjoy seeing hundreds of tropical and native butterflies beautifully dancing among lush plants, water fountains while sitting and taking in the gorgeous scenery around you and witnessing…

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This is one of my all time favorite photos... Lindsay and her bridesmaid gathered on the front porch of Grand Hotel!⁠

Check back often for more of Lindsay + Daniel's Mackinac Island wedding. Double tap your favorites and tag a friend!⁠

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We’re officially iced in on Mackinac & I couldn’t be happier!❄️🧊☃️
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Happy National Plan for Vacation Day ☀️ What will you fill your summer with this season? Hiking? Biking? Swimming? Start planning your escape to Mackinac Island today 🚲🐴🌊🌸
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Lindsay + Daniel's outdoor wedding ceremony was full of emotion. While many brides hope for a bright and sunny wedding day, I actually like shooting on overcast days. The light is softer and more forgiving... leading to beautiful wedding photos!⁠

Check back often for more of Lindsay + Daniel's Mackinac Island wedding. Double tap your favorites!⁠

Wedding Venue: grandhotelmichigan ⁠
Florist: grandhotelweddings ⁠

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Happy National Plan for Vacation Day! A vacation sounds good right about now, doesn't it!? 🧳😎⛱🌞🚍✈️🚢

May we suggest a trip to Mackinac Island? Or Texas? Or Cape Cod & Martha's Vineyard? Or maybe cruises are more your thing? We could go on and on! Check out our 2022 Vacation Catalog to see our terrific assortment of tours and start planning: https://tinyurl.com/4v3t9v82

Get excited ... our catalog will be arriving in the mail next week!

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What better day to plan your Mackinac Island Vacation than National Plan for Vacation Day! 😎

Plan your next vacation at www.lvmackinac.com
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Stop dreaming and start planning your perfect Mackinac Island Vacation at Harbour View Inn! ☀️

It’s National Plan a Vacation Day - Visit us online at www.harbourviewinn.com and get inspired!
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It’s National Plan a Vacation Day! Picture your vacation from our point of view at Hotel Iroquois! 🍃☀️⛵️🌸🐴⛴

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Little bit of snow doesn’t hurt!😂😂

Winter parking on Mackinac.🅿️❄️🚲

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Sweet dreams everyone…..😴💤❄️💛

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Getting ready in one of Grand Hotel's gorgeous suites is ideal... you're already at your wedding venue, the setting is beautiful, and you have plenty of room for everyone!⁠

Check back often for more of Lindsay + Daniel's Mackinac Island wedding photos. Double tap your favorites!⁠

Wedding Venue: grandhotelmichigan ⁠
Florist: grandhotelweddings ⁠

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Rain, snow, or sunshine, this view never gets old. #GrandHotelMichigan #MackinacIsland⁠
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Lindsay + Daniel held their outdoor wedding in the Tea Garden at Grand Hotel. They needed all of that space... their wedding party is the largest I've ever photographed! ⁠

Check back often for more of their Mackinac Island wedding photos. Save your favorites and tag a friend!⁠

Wedding Venue: grandhotelmichigan ⁠
Florist: grandhotelweddings ⁠

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Where the spiders dwell. 🕷 ...

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A little peek at winter time inside Fort Mackinac




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