11 Mackinac Island FAQs for 2019 vacation planning


Okay, maybe you were just a kid the last time you visited Mackinac Island. Or maybe you’ve never been here before. Or maybe this is the first you’ve ever even heard of Mackinac. (If that’s the case, the last “c” is pronounced “aw,” FYI. We’ll explain later.) Whatever your relationship to the island, you probably […]

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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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Time to plan your family’s summer getaway to Mackinac Island


Spring Break may still be fresh in your mind, but if you look ahead you’ll see that summer vacation isn’t far off. Soon, thousands of families will start having fun on Mackinac Island, enjoying a break away from the hustle and bustle of the school year. Now is the time to make plans for you […]

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How spring on Mackinac makes for a unique island experience


It’s seven weeks until Memorial Day. Which means there are seven weeks to experience Mackinac Island in a way many visitors never do – during the spring. The unofficial open to the 2018 season is April 26, 2018. The summer months are the most popular time of year on Mackinac, yet you might find that […]

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Summer jobs on Mackinac Island: Why college students love them


You could work this summer as a golf shop attendant anywhere. Or you could work as a golf shop attendant at a 120-year-old course built on a battleground where British and American soldiers fought during the War of 1812. You could work this summer as a retail associate. Or you could work as a retail […]

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I Want To Go To Mackinac Island, But Where Do I Start?


Your urge to get away reached its maximum, and you’re now set on officially booking a trip. You convinced yourself, your spouse, your family, whomever, that it’s time to book an Island getaway – you’re Mackinac Island bound. But where do you start in the booking process? Like any trip, lodging is a nice starting […]

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Seven Hidden Gems on Mackinac Island


Finding a Michigander who can’t rattle off something about Mackinac Island is a difficult task. The Island is a prominent destination in the Mitten State, and many residents have at least visited once and know the Island’s highlights: horses, biking, fudge, Arch Rock, et al. Mackinac packs much more than the obvious, however. In fact, […]

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