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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When Mackinac Island ‘opens’ for the 2019 season


Mark your calendars. Opening day 2019 on Mackinac Island is April 21! Of course, Mackinac never really closes. It’s open year-round, and because more than 80 percent of the island is a state park it’s a great place to explore during Michigan winters. (Yes, you can visit Mackinac right now!) But April 21 is when […]

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Historic Mackinac attractions now opening for the season


After a long winter, spring is emerging on Mackinac Island and ferry services have resumed regular shuttles from the mainland. Many of the island’s shops, restaurants and lodging accommodations are opening for the season. Now, here comes one more sign that Mackinac is stirring back to life. Staff at Fort Mackinac will blast a cannon […]

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