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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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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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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Mackinac Island Gift Ideas


Still on the hunt for the perfect gift for a family member or friend? Does that friend or family member also love Mackinac Island? Time is ticking but we’re here to swoop in with some Mackinac Island-related gift ideas that will make you a Holiday Hero. Biking Accessories If a person loves Mackinac there’s a […]

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What to Do with That Tax Refund: Book Your Mackinac Escape


Congrats, another tax season is in the rearview mirror. While a necessary endeavor, it can certainly be headache-inducing. However, with nearly eight of ten people receiving a federal tax refund each year, it’s likely also left you with some spare change. You can use that refund several different ways; though we think completing your taxes […]

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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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A Mackinac Island Girl’s Getaway


Girlfriend getaways are like, pretty much the best thing ever. Like a glass of wine after work or the perfect hair day without even trying, they really can’t happen too often. There is no other scientifically proven way to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit at the same time. A girl’s getaway is also probably […]

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Great Ways to Unplug & Relax on Mackinac Island


The daily grind can be overwhelming. We seek respite when life’s stresses — such as congested traffic, work’s demands, a constantly buzzing smartphone — start brimming. We desire a getaway to forget, unwind, and find our center again. This escape features a different recipe from person to person. A prevalent ingredient however is unplugging. Our […]

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Planning A Trip to Mackinac, Step 2: I’m Booked, Now What?


It feels good once you make that Mackinac Island booking official. You’ve researched the lodging options, made your choice, and made the reservation. You’ve even decided on your ferry plans and if you’re bringing your own bike or not. Whether it was the fairytale aura, the fact that there are no motorized vehicles, the timeless […]

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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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