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Mackinac Island’s Main Street lights up after dark with lamps on either side of the street lined with bicycles

How Mackinac Island gets electricity

Ever wonder how Mackinac Island gets electricity? After all, there’s no power plant on Mackinac Island. No massive installation of solar panels. Instead, Mackinac Island gets power from cables running under the water from St. Ignace, several miles away on the mainland. That’s pretty much the same way power gets delivered to more than 50 …

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Brown Eyed Girl Boat Charter, a new boat charter service on Mackinac Island, is seen here on the Straits of Mackinac with Round Island Lighthouse and Grand Hotel in the background.

New Mackinac Island Businesses Joining the Tourism Bureau in 2022

Coming off a historic year for Mackinac Island tourism, your favorite Mackinac Island businesses are prepping for a busy 2022 season. And while you’ll see familiar names, business fronts, and faces as you visit Mackinac, we’re excited to share 7 new businesses that have recently joined the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau! BRAD DeROCHE – CLASSICAL …

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Seabiscuit Café is part of Mackinac Island’s diverse dining scene with unique restaurants and bars full of character.

Welcome back! 4 Mackinac Island businesses re-opening this year

Mackinac Island safely welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors in 2020 during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. They experienced ferry boat rides from the mainland and enjoyed horse-drawn carriage rides. They savored delicious Mackinac Island food, soaked up beautiful summer weather and watched incredible sunsets beyond the Mackinac Bridge. Yet, for all the ways …

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Mackinac Island things to do include riding a bike 8.2 miles around the outer rim of Mackinac Island on car-free M-185.

Mackinac Island, By The Numbers

You may have heard that 600 horses come to work on car-free Mackinac Island each year. Or that it’s 8.2 miles around Mackinac Island on M-185, the only state highway in the country that prohibits motor vehicles. Maybe you know that Grand Hotel’s front porch, the longest in the world, measures 660 feet in length. …

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