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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The freezer has been repaired and the mall shop is as cool as ever. Stop in and get the scoop!
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Like, follow, and tag 2 friends who love Mackinac for a chance to win one of 5 bundles of buttons! (Winners will be randomly selected on July 5.)

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Hide and Seek is back again!
I hope you’ll want to play,
and find a mini Mackinac painting
on Independence Day!

Hide & Seek begins on July 4th.
Clues coming soon!🎨❤️🎨

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It's July and that means Yacht Races are right around the corner! Stop in and try our Big AFT Double IPA. This double IPA is loaded with Citra Hops for a nice citrus finish. Available on draft and in 16-ounce cans for carryout in our restaurant and gift shop!⛵️🐢🍺
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All checked in to missionpointresort for 4th of July Weekend on mackinacisle — Michigan’s Crown Jewel and one of our favorite places ever 💙 This is Brooks’ first trip to the island!

Yesterday he got to experience many “firsts” so I’ll highlight a few:
- rode the sheplersferry over to the island which is the only way you can get to the island
- hitched a ride on a horse-drawn taxi to missionpointresort (no cars or any form of motorized transportation is allowed on the island)
- played on iconic The Great Lawn and took in the amazing views of Lake Huron while lounging on the Adirondack chairs

Day 2, we’re ready for ya 😍

▪️bow tie: shopcoastandcove // Brooks10
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Sunsets and solitude found ☀️ I take a deep exhale and feel the wave take my cares away every time I look at this photo. ...

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Calling all gentleman! Come check us out at Astor’s ...

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We are here with all the RWB to get you ready for the 4th!
Open today until 8pm!

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Look what we found floating above Hotel Iroquois! 💙⛅️☺️

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My art studio for today…❤️
I’m creating a miniature painting for an upcoming giveaway!🎨

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Crossing the Mackinac Bridge is something you definitely should do once in your life. ❤️ ...

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Simply delicious.

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