Things to do on Mackinac Island for families


So, what is there to do on Mackinac Island? Well, the short answer is a lot. But deciding which things to do depends on how you like to vacation and who you’re traveling with. To help you get started planning, we’re putting together several sample itineraries. This time, we’re focused on things to do for […]

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Women’s History Month: 5 women who helped make Mackinac


March is Women’s History Month. And, of course, Mackinac Island is steeped in history. But did you know that history has been shaped in large part by women? From the island’s years as a pivotal economic hub in the Colonial era to its transition into a world-renowned vacation destination, several women have been at the […]

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See Mackinac like never before in Detroit Public TV premiere of ‘Our Famous Island’


Maybe you’ve been to Mackinac. Maybe you’ve even pedaled a bike all the way around it. But you’ve never seen the island quite like this. A new documentary that’s airing this winter goes beyond the horses and fudge of downtown to take you on a tour that goes deeper into the natural beauty of “Mackinac: […]

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Where Mackinac Island ranks among America’s best places


More than 200 years ago, Mackinac Island was a coveted economic and military hub fought over by the British, French and Americans. The forts are still there to prove it. But Mackinac no longer has so much geopolitical significance today. Instead, it has become an attractive vacation destination to escape the hustle and bustle of […]

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Twitter Chat Recap: Mackinac Travel Planning


Thanks to everyone who participated in tonight’s Twitter Chat, our inaugural Twitter event!  The chat was a tremendous success thanks to our visitors, our members, and plenty of Mackinac Island fans who contributed.  Enjoy the recap below and be sure to check back for future chats on topics like Lilac Festival, Fudge Festival, Fall Travel […]

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5 Mackinac Island events to plan your vacation around


Anytime you visit Mackinac Island, you’ll find lots of things to do. Unless, of course, the reason you’re coming to the island is to get away from things to do, in which case spending the day in an Adirondack chair sipping your favorite beverage is perfectly acceptable. At certain times of the year when there’s […]

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Mackinac Island a popular port of call for growing Great Lakes cruise industry


Close your eyes and imagine yourself lounging on the deck of a cruise ship, favorite beverage in hand, your body warmed by the sun and your soul caressed by the gentle breeze. You are relaxed. You are at peace. You are… …on the Great Lakes! Yep, open your eyes and look around. You are on […]

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Where is Mackinac Island? Get there by car, bike, ferry, flight


Alright, let’s answer this question the old-fashioned Michigan way. Hold up your left hand, palm facing out, and stick out your thumb. There, you’ve created a quick and easy map of the Mitten State. Now, look at the tip of your middle finger. That’s where Mackinac Island is – at the tip of the mitt, […]

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