6 unique aspects of destination weddings on Mackinac Island


  It’s Bridal Show Season! From Washington, D.C. to Atlanta to Denver, wedding expos are on the calendar to kick off the new year. And, no wonder, because seven of the nine most popular days for couples to get engaged are just before and during the holidays. In fact, one of every six engagements happen […]

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When Mackinac Island ‘opens’ for the 2019 season


Mark your calendars. Opening day 2019 on Mackinac Island is April 21! Of course, Mackinac never really closes. It’s open year-round, and because more than 80 percent of the island is a state park it’s a great place to explore during Michigan winters. (Yes, you can visit Mackinac right now!) But April 21 is when […]

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4 ways to keep your New Year’s resolution on Mackinac Island


Lose weight and get in shape. Year after year, those are two of Americans’ most common New Year’s resolutions. Chances are they’re resolutions of yours, too. Nearly two-thirds of Americans aspire to lose weight in 2019 and more than five out of six want to stay fit and healthy this year. You can do something […]

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Best Mackinac photos from 2018: Happy New Year from the island!


It’s almost time to put another year in the books and say hello to 2019. But before we say goodbye to 2018, let’s take a look at 18 of our favorite snapshots from this past season on Mackinac. The limitless beauty and joy of the island cannot be captured by any single image. Yet, each […]

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11 Mackinac Island FAQs for 2019 vacation planning


Okay, maybe you were just a kid the last time you visited Mackinac Island. Or maybe you’ve never been here before. Or maybe this is the first you’ve ever even heard of Mackinac. (If that’s the case, the last “c” is pronounced “aw,” FYI. We’ll explain later.) Whatever your relationship to the island, you probably […]

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Winter on Mackinac Island: 4 reasons to visit


Mackinac Island is one of America’s favorite summer travel destinations. But did you know it’s also one of the country’s best Christmas towns? Although peak tourist season ended in October, there are plenty of great reasons to visit Mackinac in the offseason: You can get into the holiday spirit with the island’s annual tree lighting […]

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Think Mackinac Island is closing? Think again


The tourist season on Mackinac Island may come to a close Oct. 31 when the regular schedule of ferry service from St. Ignace and Mackinaw City ends. But the island never closes. Not only do about 500 people live on Mackinac year-round, but the island also remains open to visitors through the winter. While you […]

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Conde Nast Awards Mackinac Island as Top Us Island


Readers of Conde Nast Traveler Vote Mackinac Island Among World’s Best Islands We’re thrilled to be named among the winners in this year’s Conde Nast Traveler 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards list of Best Islands In the U.S.  Over 429,000 readers submitted millions of ratings, sharing their recent travel experiences of the world’s cities, hotels, resorts, […]

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Hello, October! Time to have fun during Mackinac Island’s other peak season


The calendar says it and you can feel it in the air, too. Yep, it’s officially fall. Time to fall in love with another face of Mackinac. Though the peak summer tourism season on the island has passed, there’s still a lot for visitors to enjoy. Take a peek below at some of the things […]

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