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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Beyond the fudge: Mackinac Island’s unique food and wine scene


Mackinac Island is known for its world-famous fudge. There are 13 fudge shops right downtown! But there are twice that many liquor licenses on Mackinac. The island is smaller than four square-miles, and even most of that is a state park. Yet, there are 27 bars, restaurants and places to stay with liquor licenses. No…

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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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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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Twitter Chat Recap: Mackinac Travel Planning


Thanks to everyone who participated in tonight’s Twitter Chat, our inaugural Twitter event!  The chat was a tremendous success thanks to our visitors, our members, and plenty of Mackinac Island fans who contributed.  Enjoy the recap below and be sure to check back for future chats on topics like Lilac Festival, Fudge Festival, Fall Travel…

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5 Mackinac Island events to plan your vacation around


Anytime you visit Mackinac Island, you’ll find lots of things to do. Unless, of course, the reason you’re coming to the island is to get away from things to do, in which case spending the day in an Adirondack chair sipping your favorite beverage is perfectly acceptable. At certain times of the year when there’s…

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6 unique aspects of destination weddings on Mackinac Island


  It’s Bridal Show Season! From Washington, D.C. to Atlanta to Denver, wedding expos are on the calendar to kick off the new year. And, no wonder, because seven of the nine most popular days for couples to get engaged are just before and during the holidays. In fact, one of every six engagements happen…

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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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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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