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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4 ways to keep your New Year’s resolution on Mackinac Island


Lose weight and get in shape. Year after year, those are two of Americans’ most common New Year’s resolutions. Chances are they’re resolutions of yours, too. Nearly two-thirds of Americans aspire to lose weight in 2019 and more than five out of six want to stay fit and healthy this year. You can do something…

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New and “Note” – worthy in 2018 🎶


We’re just a few short weeks away from a fabulous new travel season on Mackinac Island!  Businesses are opening, staff returning, and the birds are singing with excitement just like us!  Hopefully soon winter will break for some much needed spring-like temps and the official 2018 season will be underway with plenty of new and…

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An Island of Romance Awaits You


Valentine’s Day has come and gone, marking the official season of love and there’s no better time to begin planning your own romantic getaway here on beautiful Mackinac Island.  Starry nights, lapping waves, and opportunity for romance every step of the way included with each stay.  From couples spa treatments to quiet strolls along the…

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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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Grab That Selfie Stick: Prime Mackinac Island Selfie Spots


Mackinac Island is a photographer’s dream. Scenic vistas, majestic horses, Victorian architecture and, of course, the Mighty Mac. But, professional level photography is not for everyone. Enter the selfie. So, I did what any millennial would do and toured the island in hopes of finding the perfect spot to send that “wish you were here”…

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Wine, sunglasses and Adirondack chairs: relaxing on Mackinac


While you can relax anywhere, some places just do a better job in setting a scene that’s seemingly made specifically for relaxation. Relaxing on Mackinac is as natural as the Island’s beauty. Maybe it’s the sweeping views of the water. Maybe it’s all the cute boutiques. Maybe it’s the lack of motor traffic and blaring…

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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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Mackinac Island’s Academy Awards Connection


This weekend many of us will settle into our couches and watch the Academy Awards. Movies can entertain us, inspire us, and move us. They capture our imagination and show us how things were, how things are, and how things could be. In 1980 this movie magic and Mackinac Island magic converged for “Somewhere In…

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