6 awesome ways to take a fall color tour on Mackinac Island


It’s just about that time of year for one of Michigan’s favorite pastimes: the fall color tour. As the weather cools and the sun sets earlier, the leaves begin to change from their summer greens into a kaleidoscope of yellows, oranges and reds. The amazing display presents an awesome opportunity to get behind the wheel […]

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5 fall hikes to experience on Michigan’s Mackinac Island


You may know about the ferries that shuttle Mackinac Island visitors to and from the mainland. You’ve probably heard of world-famous Mackinac Island fudge, the Grand Hotel’s world-record porch and the historic Fort Mackinac. But have you seen Croghan Water? Not many Mackinac visitors have. It’s one of many unique island sites that are off […]

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Mackinac Island among Expedia’s Most Tourist-Friendly Cities in the U.S.


We’re thrilled to say there’s one more reason to plan your next vacation to Mackinac Island: the travel booking site Expedia has named Mackinac among the top 13 “Most Tourist-Friendly Cities in the U.S.” That’s no surprise to anyone who has previously visited. After all, Mackinac thrives on its identity as a destination catering to […]

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Last Call for Summer Vacation


The sweet sights and scents of summertime are very much still in full swing here on Michigan’s Crown Jewel.  With two of the best weeks of summer upon us before the Labor Day weekend, the island is bursting with last minute lodging deals, plenty of activities for families, friends, and first time travelers seeking an […]

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Summer bucket list: Make family memories on Mackinac Island before school starts


Ah, August has arrived. The dog days of summer are here. It’s hot. The kids are bored. And that elephant in the room is looming larger all the time: School starts in just a few weeks. The clock is running out on summer, but there’s still time to make some family memories before the rat […]

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National Hammock Day: Best places to sneak away on Mackinac


So, there’s actually such a thing as National Hammock Day. And it turns out that Mackinac Island is a great place to celebrate it. Not only is Mackinac the country’s hottest summer vacation destination, per TripAdvisor. But the island also is one of hammock maker ENO’s must-visit adventure spots. Of course, you can’t just hang […]

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School’s Out and It’s Time For A Visit To Michigan’s Crown Jewel


School is [hopefully] officially out for the summer and it’s time to plan the perfect family getaway to your favorite freshwater destination, Mackinac Island. A unique family getaway spot for years, Mackinac boasts plenty of island fun for all ages centered on history, adventure, and of course plenty of outdoor fun. YOUR SCHEDULE YOUR RULES […]

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Mackinac Island nightlife: 5 things to do after dark


Thousands of people visit Mackinac Island each day during tourism season. They take in the beautiful sights, explore the island’s historic attractions, taste the world-famous fudge and enjoy relaxing bike rides, leisurely strolls or horse-drawn carriage tours in a place unsullied by the automobile. Then, many of them hop on a ferry back to the […]

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