Mackinac Island is indeed open year ‘round. But, the hearty few that visit find a completely different Mackinac Island to experience, which is unlike the spring, summer or fall travel season. This makes it the perfect getaway for those who want a much slower pace-so that it’s easier to get quiet, hang out and enjoy the company of friends, family and the great outdoors.

Due to Covid-19, our winter events look a little different this year. Please be sure to check this page for any changes or updates.

Please keep in mind that there are no public restrooms available throughout the winter season.

Getting Here

Star Line Ferry (800) 638-9892
GPS: 99 North State Street, St. Ignace, MI 49781
November thru April, weather permitting for ticket purchase and departure times
Updates & notices posted on
Check the Star Line Ferry website for additional ferry runs during special winter weekend events.

Great Lakes Air (906) 643-7165
GPS: 1220 N. State Street, St. Ignace, MI 49781
Year ’round service from St. Ignace, weather permitting

Fresh Air Aviation (906) 285-6727
GPS: 1220 N. State Street, St. Ignace, MI 49781
Offering daily service from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island

Sleeping Here

Above Mackinac Condos (231) 392-6456

Open all winter

Lilac Tree Suites (866) 847-6575

Open December 29 – January 1, 2021

Pontiac Lodge (906) 847-3364

Open All Winter (with the exceptions of Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day and Easter Weekend)

Village Inn Suites (906) 847-8077

Open All Winter (with the exceptions of Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day and Easter Weekend)

Eating Here

Broken Spoke (906) 847-8255

Open most days, December 18 – March

Mustang Lounge (906) 847-9916

Open all winter


Open select days during holiday season, please call ahead

Artists Market (906) 847-8225,

Canvas & Paddle (906) 847-4020,

Great Turtle Toys (906) 847-6118,

Little Luxuries (906) 847-9980,

Mackinac Outfitters (906) 847-6100, MackinacOutfitter 

Mackinac Wheels (517) 575-8585, call ahead to reserve Fat Tire bikes.

Rustic Chic Boutique/Sew U.P. Style Co. (906) 630-2813, Sew UP Style Co.

Shopping – Open Year Round

Balsam Shop & Loon Feather, by appointment (906) 847-3592,

Doud’s Market (906) 847-3444,

Island Hardware (906) 847-6350, Island Hardware 

Skipper Store at Star Line Dock, open as long as ferries run (906) 847-3292, Skipper Store

Mackinac Island Fudge

JoAnn’s Fudge, mail order only at

Murdick’s Fudge (906) 847-3530, or online

Ryba’s Fudge, mail order only at

Getting Around

Mackinac Island Taxi Service (906) 847-3323; reservations required for service before 8:00 am or after 5:00 pm

Mackinac Wheels Bike Rental (517) 575-8585; call ahead to reserve


Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar 2020

This is a virtual event this year. More information to come.

This annual event is a fundraiser for the Mackinac Island Medical Center, St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Little Stone Church, Trinity Episcopal Church and the Mackinac Island Bible Church. Schedule of events listed is subject to change.

New Year’s Eve 2020

Ring in the New Year at The Broken Spoke (906) 847-8255 and Mustang Lounge (906) 847-9916. Please call for dining reservations.

The Annual Turtle Drop takes place in front of the Lilac Tree Hotel at midnight.

Mackinac State Park’s first cross country ski and snowshoe event, the Turtle Twilight Trek will be January 1st. Bring your own equipment.

Fort Mackinac Turtle Twilight Trek, January 1, February 6, March 6, 2021

A unique lantern-lit cross country ski and snowshoeing event on 2 miles of the island’s immaculately groomed trails. Trail begins at Greaney Grove, located next to Fort Mackinac. Bring your own skis, begins at 5:30 pm.

Mackinac Island Lodging & Accommodations

With over 1,600 unique lodging rooms, our Island is full of one of kind, family owned and award winning properties. The Island’s highly trained and courteous professionals want to make sure your stay is as comfortable and accommodating as possible.

Visitor's Guide

See all that the Island offers by viewing or downloading the Visitor's Guide yourself!

Inside Mackinac 2020 Travel Guide Cover Image