Lime Kiln Ruins, Eagle Point Cave, Robinson’s Folly, oh my!


When one thinks of the natural attractions on Mackinac Island, the mind wanders immediately to Arch Rock or Sugar Loaf or even Devil’s Kitchen. And deservedly so. These are great natural wonders. Easy to find on the Island. And great spots for selfies and photo ops. But these aren’t the only natural attractions on Mackinac […]

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Wedding of Sara Romano and Spencer Baird


The Inn at Stonecliffe, Mackinac Island Saturday, July 9, 2011 Spencer and I chose to get married on Mackinac Island because my family spent time on the Island while I was growing up. Knowing we wanted to be married by the water, I immediately thought of Mackinac Island. We spent a full afternoon exploring venues, […]

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Music in the Park


Do you long to tell the world when you unexpectedly stumble across something so special that you can’t wait to relive the experience again and again? My “something so special” took place during the summer of 2011 on beautiful Mackinac Island. After weeks of planning a unique and family-friendly vacation, we finally made it to […]

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Sample the Tastes of Mackinac Island


We recently had a chance to ask a few of our travel writer friends about their dining experiences on Mackinac Island. Specifically, we asked about their favorite places to eat, to share a fun experience, or offer some advice about dining on Mackinac Island. Here’s what they had to say: By Amy Eckert Everyone should […]

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Five Types of Dads Who Love Mackinac Island


Mackinac Island can be a lot of things to a lot of different people. From relaxing getaways to adventurous excursions, Mackinac features the elements that many personalities seek. This is no different for all the different types of dads out there. Below are five different dad types that love Mackinac Island. The War Buff Mackinac […]

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Wine, sunglasses and Adirondack chairs: relaxing on Mackinac


While you can relax anywhere, some places just do a better job in setting a scene that’s seemingly made specifically for relaxation. Relaxing on Mackinac is as natural as the Island’s beauty. Maybe it’s the sweeping views of the water. Maybe it’s all the cute boutiques. Maybe it’s the lack of motor traffic and blaring […]

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My Three Favorite Mackinac Biking Adventures


The breeze in my face, the throbbing pulse in my legs, and the experience of nature set the scene for when I feel most free and alive. For people like me, biking isn’t solely an activity but rather an adventure that constantly summons: it’s more a lifestyle than hobby. I need my bike to escape, […]

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What to Do with That Tax Refund: Book Your Mackinac Escape


Congrats, another tax season is in the rearview mirror. While a necessary endeavor, it can certainly be headache-inducing. However, with nearly eight of ten people receiving a federal tax refund each year, it’s likely also left you with some spare change. You can use that refund several different ways; though we think completing your taxes […]

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FORE: Time to Book Your Mackinac Island Tee Time


For some, spring’s excitement doesn’t surround blooming flowers but rather swinging golf clubs. That’s right, it’s finally time to get those clubs out of the basement and into the trunk of your car because golfing season is officially here. For some, spring’s excitement doesn’t surround blooming flowers but rather swinging golf clubs. That’s right, it’s […]

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