What’s so special about Mackinac Island? All of this!


Alright, so you’ve never been to Mackinac Island. Maybe you don’t even know where it is. But all you keep hearing is that Mackinac is the place to be. It is… …one of the Best U.S. Islands, Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards …the Hottest U.S. Summer Destination, TripAdvisor …one of the Most Tourist-Friendly U.S.…

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Dogs of Mackinac: Fido’s travel guide to the island (in pictures)


Yes, you can bring your dog to Mackinac Island! Just two things to remember: Keep your dogs on a leash and pick up after them. Beyond that, have fun exploring one of our national treasures with your dog by your side. You won’t be the only one visiting Mackinac with a pet. So don’t be…

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Opening day on Mackinac Island! What’s new in 2019


Finally, it’s here! Opening day for Mackinac Island is Sunday, April 21. Sure, people have been visiting Mackinac and having fun here all winter. But opening day is when the ferry boats resume regular service and the island really starts to emerge from a season of hibernation. The horses are returning. The restaurants and stores…

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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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