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FOR A RAINY DAY

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.

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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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Caricatures!

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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What an amazing sunrise this morning.
{Captured by our employee, Alison while on an early morning ride}

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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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