The back side of two horses pulling a carriage through the snow on a wintry Mackinac Island day

Visiting Mackinac Island in December

In December, Mackinac Island becomes a winter wonderland, embracing the quiet beauty of the season amidst its usually bustling landscapes. From November through April, Mackinac Island transforms in the winter offseason to a different place compared to the sunshine and summer energy the island is famously known for. Most of the island undergoes a hibernation …

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Mackinac Island’s Main Street gets decorated for winter holidays with a Christmas tree right in the middle of the road.

Mackinac Island in the Winter

A summer day on Mackinac Island is something from a dream: Rich history, horse-drawn carriage tours, legendary rock formations, endless trails through Mackinac Island State Park and, of course, world-famous fudge. But when the tourism season ends and the cold settles in, Mackinac Island becomes a different place. With 500 year-round residents, winter on Mackinac …

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Dockporters on Mackinac Island load a bike down with luggage for delivery from the ferry dock to the hotel

Dockporters on Mackinac Island

Ahhh…you’re taking a vacation to Mackinac Island. It’s time to leave your worries and your vehicle behind. But wait…what about your luggage?!? Never fear, that’s where our friends, the dockporters, come in. When you visit Mackinac Island, you’re sure to encounter someone riding down Main Street with an impressive load in hand: Suitcases stacked high …

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