5 things to do the first (or next) time you visit Mackinac Island


So, you’re going to Mackinac Island for the first time! Whatever you do during your stay, you’ll enjoy being here – even if your idea of the perfect vacation is just to sit on the porch and breathe in the fresh, island air. But if you’re looking for activity on Mackinac, there’s so much to…

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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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Things to do on Mackinac Island for families


So, what is there to do on Mackinac Island? Well, the short answer is a lot. But deciding which things to do depends on how you like to vacation and who you’re traveling with. To help you get started planning, we’re putting together several sample itineraries. This time, we’re focused on things to do for…

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See Mackinac like never before in Detroit Public TV premiere of ‘Our Famous Island’


Maybe you’ve been to Mackinac. Maybe you’ve even pedaled a bike all the way around it. But you’ve never seen the island quite like this. A new documentary that’s airing this winter goes beyond the horses and fudge of downtown to take you on a tour that goes deeper into the natural beauty of “Mackinac:…

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4 ways to keep your New Year’s resolution on Mackinac Island


Lose weight and get in shape. Year after year, those are two of Americans’ most common New Year’s resolutions. Chances are they’re resolutions of yours, too. Nearly two-thirds of Americans aspire to lose weight in 2019 and more than five out of six want to stay fit and healthy this year. You can do something…

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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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Historic Mackinac attractions now opening for the season


After a long winter, spring is emerging on Mackinac Island and ferry services have resumed regular shuttles from the mainland. Many of the island’s shops, restaurants and lodging accommodations are opening for the season. Now, here comes one more sign that Mackinac is stirring back to life. Staff at Fort Mackinac will blast a cannon…

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An Island of Romance Awaits You


Valentine’s Day has come and gone, marking the official season of love and there’s no better time to begin planning your own romantic getaway here on beautiful Mackinac Island.  Starry nights, lapping waves, and opportunity for romance every step of the way included with each stay.  From couples spa treatments to quiet strolls along the…

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