Beyond the fudge: Mackinac Island’s unique food and wine scene


Mackinac Island is known for its world-famous fudge. There are 13 fudge shops right downtown! But there are twice that many liquor licenses on Mackinac. The island is smaller than four square-miles, and even most of that is a state park. Yet, there are 27 bars, restaurants and places to stay with liquor licenses. No…

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Mackinac Island nightlife: 5 things to do after dark


Thousands of people visit Mackinac Island each day during tourism season. They take in the beautiful sights, explore the island’s historic attractions, taste the world-famous fudge and enjoy relaxing bike rides, leisurely strolls or horse-drawn carriage tours in a place unsullied by the automobile. Then, many of them hop on a ferry back to the…

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The Pubs of Mackinac Island


St. Patrick’s Day is near, rendering jubilant thoughts throughout many. People pack the pubs and relish adult beverages among their green-clothed cohorts. While you won’t be celebrating the holiday on Mackinac Island, you can experience the holiday’s gleeful spirit when you are here. St. Patrick’s Day is near, rendering jubilant thoughts throughout many. People pack…

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