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A couple paddles a tandem kayak into the waters surrounding Michigan’s Mackinac Island as the sun sets on the horizon.

Sunrise vs. Sunset Kayak Excursions with Mackinac Island’s Great Turtle Kayak Tours

Paddlers who come out on the Straits of Mackinac with Mackinac Island’s Great Turtle Kayak Tours ask a good many questions. But the question that often comes before all others, especially for first time Mackinac Island visitors is this: Which is the better time for a kayak tour, sunrise or sunset? Let’s first look at the …

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GETTING MARRIED ON MACKINAC ISLAND

This is the time of year when many newly engaged couples are selecting a wedding location and beginning the planning process. Christi Dupre, a photographer, publisher and most recently mother of a Mackinac Island bride, has helped numerous couples over the years plan their wedding on Mackinac Island. She’s here to give you the inside …

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Mackinac Island Public School is a center of community activity for Mackinac Island’s 500-some year-round residents.

Can you live on Mackinac Island?

Mackinac Island attracts upwards of 1 million visitors per year. Plus, thousands of seasonal employees flock to the northern Michigan vacation destination from spring through fall. But did you know there also are a few hundred people who live on Mackinac Island year-round? Urvana Tracey Morse is one of about 500 full-year residents of Mackinac …

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Snowmobiles are popular winter transportation on Mackinac Island, which gets 94 inches of snow per year on average.

Winter weather on Mackinac Island

In a sense, Mackinac Island closes for the year when the ferry boats stop their regular daily schedule of passenger trips at the end of October. From November into the following April, the 500 or so year-round residents of Mackinac Island are left to themselves to enjoy the offseason. But since more than 80 percent …

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Bicycles are a popular way to get around on Mackinac Island. E-bikes are allowed for people with a mobility disability.

Are e-bikes allowed on Mackinac Island?

In a word, no. E-bikes are not allowed on Mackinac Island. But there is an exception: Visitors with a qualifying “mobility disability” may operate Class 1 electric bicycles on Mackinac Island. Mackinac Island city ordinance defines “mobility disability” and spells out the specifications for permitted e-bikes. So that you don’t have to wade through all …

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