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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5 reasons Mackinac Island is Michigan’s wedding capital


When was the last time you were at a wedding where the dessert table featured authentic Mackinac Island fudge? Or where the wedding party went for a cruise under the Mackinac Bridge? There were more than 2 million weddings in the United States last year – more than 6,000 every single day – and so […]

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A Mackinac Island Day Dream


I always get a little antsy this time of year. It’s been a long Michigan winter with lots of gray skies and bitter cold. I am starting to crave all things summer: sunshine, water, trees and flowers in full bloom. I want to be able to fall asleep to the gentle melody of a million […]

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Five Things A Kid Must Do On Mackinac Island


An integral aspect of a family’s foundation is the family vacation. It’s a time to bond in unfamiliar territory. Experiencing something together brings a family closer together. It creates memories that ideally, your kids will want to re-create with their own kids in the future. That’s the opportunity Mackinac Island presents. Mackinac is a family […]

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