Mackinac Island’s Academy Awards Connection


This weekend many of us will settle into our couches and watch the Academy Awards. Movies can entertain us, inspire us, and move us. They capture our imagination and show us how things were, how things are, and how things could be. In 1980 this movie magic and Mackinac Island magic converged for “Somewhere In […]

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A Presidential and Historic Tour of Mackinac Island


An abundance of history is definitely a piece of Mackinac Island’s alluring composition. Often described as timeless, Mackinac Island is rich in American history. From its War of 1812 background to its Native American lore to fur trading to serving as a Victorian Era summer paradise, there’s plenty to learn about during your Mackinac Island […]

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Create A Romantic Mackinac Island Getaway


As the month of love gets into full swing and you start looking for the best deals on Valentine’s Day flowers, chocolates and the perfect card, you should think about booking a Mackinac Island vacation, too. Why? “It seems to be an incubator for love,” said Phil Porter, director of Mackinac Historic State Parks. “There’s […]

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Five Things A Kid Must Do On Mackinac Island


An integral aspect of a family’s foundation is the family vacation. It’s a time to bond in unfamiliar territory. Experiencing something together brings a family closer together. It creates memories that ideally, your kids will want to re-create with their own kids in the future. That’s the opportunity Mackinac Island presents. Mackinac is a family […]

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Seven Hidden Gems on Mackinac Island


Finding a Michigander who can’t rattle off something about Mackinac Island is a difficult task. The Island is a prominent destination in the Mitten State, and many residents have at least visited once and know the Island’s highlights: horses, biking, fudge, Arch Rock, et al. Mackinac packs much more than the obvious, however. In fact, […]

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7 reasons to rise with the sun on Mackinac Island


Fully tapping Mackinac Island’s distinctiveness requires a commitment to staying on the Island. Since it’s reached only by ferry, if you don’t stay overnight, your access to this timeless playscape is stifled by a ferry’s schedule. Think of the hours of fun missed if you retreat when it grows dark, unable to return until the […]

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