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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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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