6 awesome ways to take a fall color tour on Mackinac Island


It’s just about that time of year for one of Michigan’s favorite pastimes: the fall color tour. As the weather cools and the sun sets earlier, the leaves begin to change from their summer greens into a kaleidoscope of yellows, oranges and reds. The amazing display presents an awesome opportunity to get behind the wheel…

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Summer bucket list: Make family memories on Mackinac Island before school starts


Ah, August has arrived. The dog days of summer are here. It’s hot. The kids are bored. And that elephant in the room is looming larger all the time: School starts in just a few weeks. The clock is running out on summer, but there’s still time to make some family memories before the rat…

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Explorer’s guide to Mackinac Island: Cave of bones and more


More than 250 years ago, Fort Michilimackinac came under attack during Pontiac’s War. Under the guise of a lacrosse game, a coalition of Native Americans invaded the fort and routed the British who controlled it. Twenty people were killed, some of them scalped alive. The fur trader Alexander Henry fled. Henry was friends with the…

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Mackinac Island: Bicycle capital of the world


The Netherlands is the so-called bicycle capital of the world, with upwards of 20 million bicycles for a population of 17 million. That’s more than one bike for every person. By comparison, in the United States there’s only one bike for every three people. But there are some places in the USA, like Mackinac Island,…

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My Three Favorite Mackinac Biking Adventures


The breeze in my face, the throbbing pulse in my legs, and the experience of nature set the scene for when I feel most free and alive. For people like me, biking isn’t solely an activity but rather an adventure that constantly summons: it’s more a lifestyle than hobby. I need my bike to escape,…

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What to Do with That Tax Refund: Book Your Mackinac Escape


Congrats, another tax season is in the rearview mirror. While a necessary endeavor, it can certainly be headache-inducing. However, with nearly eight of ten people receiving a federal tax refund each year, it’s likely also left you with some spare change. You can use that refund several different ways; though we think completing your taxes…

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