Relax on Mackinac Island

Imagine butterflies fluttering around as you sit in the peace and beauty of a conservatory. Or, picture yourself relaxing in an Adirondack chair with the lake breeze in your face and the sound of seagulls in your ears. Mackinac Island is full of extraordinary places to take a break and relax, from the best picnic spot in Michigan to the iconic gazebo featured in the Hollywood cult favorite “Somewhere in Time” to countless quiet places throughout the awesome beauty of Mackinac Island State Park.

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The Adirondack chairs on the lawn beyond Mission Point offer a beautiful view of a sunrise, sunset, or lapping waves at the water’s edge. Marquette Park is the perfect place…

Marquette Park

Marquette Park is a beautiful greens cape located at the foot of Fort Mackinac. It is part of Mackinac Island State Park and stands on the edge of Mackinac Island's harbor…

Somewhere In Time Gazebo

The Island’s Famous movie featuring Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve featured a Gazebo, formerly on the grounds of the Grand Hotel. It’s since been moved, but you can see the…

Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory

CLOSED FOR 2020 SEASON. All ages can enjoy seeing hundreds of tropical and native butterflies beautifully dancing among lush plants, water fountains while sitting and taking in the gorgeous scenery…

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