Press Kit

Welcome to our media page where past and present accolades, media events, articles and all press-related information about the Island are archived.

For media inquires:

Tim Hygh 517-582-3414 cell or toll free at 800-454-5227
Executive Director-Mackinac Island Tourism

Press Assistance

Writers and producers on assignment are welcome to inquire about an organized FAM tour of the Island. Media rates are available at most Island accommodations. It may be difficult to accommodate during peak weekends.  Mid-week tours are encouraged. To inquire about a FAM tour, email us.

Materials Available

Mackinac Island Tourism maintains an electronic photo library of our area that includes stills and an 8-minute of reel of iconic Mackinac Island video footage.

Why Mackinac Island?

Mackinac Island is continually recognized as a top travel destination by trusted and well-known sources.

Top Ten Island in the U.S. – Trip Advisor

Mackinac Island State Park was named the #1 State Park in the U.S.– FamilyFun

Country Living Magazine names Mackinac Island in the Top 5 All American Islands– Country Living Magazine

Grand Hotel among the 50 Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in the United States Yahoo

Pink Pony named the most Iconic Bar in MichiganThrillist

Lilac Festival chosen as one of America’s 14 Best Small-Town Festivals-  Fodor’s

Top 17 Most Romantic Destinations in the U.S. –

Best U.S Island

Top Ten Christmas Towns, #6HGTV

Top 10 Car- Free Destination in the world, #5Sherman’s Travel

Best Island Destination in the World, #5National Geographic

Best Wedding Destination in the U.S. –

100 Best Midwest Small- Town GetawaysMidwest Living

Top Family – Friendly Beach Town Nerd Wallet Travel

Grand Hotel- America’s Best All Inclusive ResortsTravel + Leisure

Best Family Vacation

America’s Grandest Hotels, #6: Grand HotelThe Huffington Post

100 Places to take your KidsFrommers

America’s Prettiest Parks: Mackinac Island State Parks Yahoo Travel

The Long and Shore of it: The Country’s Most Intriguing IslandsThe New York Times