Beyond the fudge: Mackinac Island’s unique food and wine scene


Mackinac Island is known for its world-famous fudge. There are 13 fudge shops right downtown! But there are twice that many liquor licenses on Mackinac. The island is smaller than four square-miles, and even most of that is a state park. Yet, there are 27 bars, restaurants and places to stay with liquor licenses. No…

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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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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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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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