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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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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Mackinac Island among Expedia’s Most Tourist-Friendly Cities in the U.S.


We’re thrilled to say there’s one more reason to plan your next vacation to Mackinac Island: the travel booking site Expedia has named Mackinac among the top 13 “Most Tourist-Friendly Cities in the U.S.” That’s no surprise to anyone who has previously visited. After all, Mackinac thrives on its identity as a destination catering to…

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Make Mackinac Yours In 2018


The snow is flying, the cold months passing, and we’re dreaming of sweet summertime at America’s favorite freshwater destination, Mackinac Island.  There’s no time too soon to begin planning the perfect Mackinac Island experience and whether you’re traveling solo, jetting off on a romantic getaway, visiting for work, or adventuring in Pure Michigan with the…

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Fall in Love with Mackinac Fall Specials


Mackinac Island is a summertime staple in Michigan – but that doesn’t mean it’s not a fun place to be when the leaves start changing color. As the leaves change so do the crowds, as they dwindle in size. Mackinac Island opens up come autumn and it feels like it becomes your own playground. All…

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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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I Want To Go To Mackinac Island, But Where Do I Start?


Your urge to get away reached its maximum, and you’re now set on officially booking a trip. You convinced yourself, your spouse, your family, whomever, that it’s time to book an Island getaway – you’re Mackinac Island bound. But where do you start in the booking process? Like any trip, lodging is a nice starting…

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