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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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Mackinac Island is home to many art galleries and shops as well as permanent sculptures and the Mackinac Art Museum.

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau contest winner part of Mackinac Island’s artistic legacy

There are no vineyards on Mackinac Island like the one Maeve Croghan painted to win the Georges Duboeuf 2020 Beaujolais Nouveau Artist Label Contest. But the artistry she exhibited in her winning work has been cultivated for decades in the lovely environs of the northern Michigan vacation destination. For the past 25 years, Croghan and …

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Due to COVID-19, visitors shouldn’t fill the streets of Mackinac Island right now. But you can bring pieces of the island home.

These 6 items from Mackinac Island will help you endure COVID-19 quarantine

Is the COVID-19 quarantine making you feel restless? Mackinac Island just might be the perfect antidote to your family’s cabin fever. No, not visiting Mackinac Island…at least, not yet. But you can bring a bit of Mackinac Island home to you in some creative ways during these days of social distancing. Parade Magazine compiled a …

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Flags Raised Outside Boy Scout Barracks on Mackinac Island

Scouts carry on patriotic Mackinac Island tradition that goes back to Gerald R. Ford

Each morning during the summer, like clockwork, about two dozen American flags across Mackinac Island are raised. First comes a 9:40 a.m. cannon blast at Fort Mackinac, then the stars and stripes go up around the fort, in town and at several other locations. About nine hours later, at 6:30 p.m., the flags all come …

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