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

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.

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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💙 Surprise! Episode 2 is on the website! Link’s in the bio! 💙

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I have a bit of ADHD this week so please bear with me, I am still learning!! In this episode, I review a “functional beverage”, share some Mackinac Island mocktail discoveries, and talk a little about my decision to quit drinking in 2020.



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Taffy. By the mixed bag or pick by flavor. The choice is yours.


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It’s a great day to have a great day! We are open! Our stores, restaurants, museums, bike shops, horse tours, and accommodations are excited and ready to welcome you and yours. Visit the link in our bio to start planning your trip and experience the beauty of Mackinac Island. 🐴🌷🏝
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A touch of spring! Nothing says spring like these baby daisies. 🌼 ...

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It’s a picture perfect day on Mackinac!

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The kids are long overdue for a few days with their grandparents. ...

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Morning views of a freighter passing by on the Straits! It’s going to be a beautiful day on Mackinac!

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NEW this season is our original ICON design on Heather Mauve. Check out this new long sleeve T at the shop (or online) from 10-5 today, down the way, at 1500 Astor Street 🐴




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Hands up for the weekend!🙌

This view will never get old.....😌💙🤍

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No filter, just pure Mackinac spring ☀️🌷 ...

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Max’s book is now available at the Island Book!
Also available on Amazon!
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Michigan springs turn into Michigan summers ☀️ ...

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It’s finally starting to feel like Spring on Mackinac Island!🌷
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Recent painting newly available at Mackinac’s Little Gallery. 12x24”
“Lilacs by St. Anne’s”

Check out www.mackinacslittlegallery.com to see more of my works of the island. I will be painting more lilacs soon as they will bloom on the island shortly! Stay tuned! 🌳💜

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Saving you a seat!😉💙🪑

When calling in to book your stay make sure to ask about our Waterfront Collection North & South Balcony Rooms! A view like this can be yours!💙💙

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Thank you to Becki for bringing me my very first nonalcoholic wine! 😍

This sparkling white tea, cranberry and ginger cocktail was a slightly sweet, fizzy and tangy treat— reminded me of moscato in many good ways. It was excellent porch drinking the other night!



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