Where Mackinac Island ranks among America’s best places


More than 200 years ago, Mackinac Island was a coveted economic and military hub fought over by the British, French and Americans. The forts are still there to prove it. But Mackinac no longer has so much geopolitical significance today. Instead, it has become an attractive vacation destination to escape the hustle and bustle of…

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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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Play 2 one-of-a-kind golf courses on Mackinac Island


There are 15,000 golf courses in the United States. Yet, only one involves a mile-and-a-half, horse-drawn carriage ride between nines. And only one is laid out on a battlefield where American soldiers died in a failed attempt to wrest control of the Great Lakes from the British. Both of those courses are on Mackinac Island.…

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Five Types of Dads Who Love Mackinac Island


Mackinac Island can be a lot of things to a lot of different people. From relaxing getaways to adventurous excursions, Mackinac features the elements that many personalities seek. This is no different for all the different types of dads out there. Below are five different dad types that love Mackinac Island. The War Buff Mackinac…

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FORE: Time to Book Your Mackinac Island Tee Time


For some, spring’s excitement doesn’t surround blooming flowers but rather swinging golf clubs. That’s right, it’s finally time to get those clubs out of the basement and into the trunk of your car because golfing season is officially here. For some, spring’s excitement doesn’t surround blooming flowers but rather swinging golf clubs. That’s right, it’s…

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7 reasons to rise with the sun on Mackinac Island


Fully tapping Mackinac Island’s distinctiveness requires a commitment to staying on the Island. Since it’s reached only by ferry, if you don’t stay overnight, your access to this timeless playscape is stifled by a ferry’s schedule. Think of the hours of fun missed if you retreat when it grows dark, unable to return until the…

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