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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Downtown Mackinac: Something for Everyone


From shopping to eating to enjoying the sights, downtown Mackinac Island has something for everyone. For the foodie: Whether you’re in the mood for fine dining or your sweet tooth is craving some fudge, your culinary wish is our command. The island boasts nearly 50 restaurants ranging from family friendly to fine dining. For the […]

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Family Fun at the Fort


Mackinac Island has always been a part of me. I grew up an hour away, visited Fort Mackinac on an eighth-grade class trip and even worked there. So, in September of 2010, when I learned my father-in-law had never been to Mackinac Island, I knew I needed to take my family there. My parents-in-law drove […]

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Music in the Park


Do you long to tell the world when you unexpectedly stumble across something so special that you can’t wait to relive the experience again and again? My “something so special” took place during the summer of 2011 on beautiful Mackinac Island. After weeks of planning a unique and family-friendly vacation, we finally made it to […]

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