5 Mackinac Island events to plan your vacation around


Anytime you visit Mackinac Island, you’ll find lots of things to do. Unless, of course, the reason you’re coming to the island is to get away from things to do, in which case spending the day in an Adirondack chair sipping your favorite beverage is perfectly acceptable. At certain times of the year when there’s […]

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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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Winter on Mackinac Island: 4 reasons to visit


Mackinac Island is one of America’s favorite summer travel destinations. But did you know it’s also one of the country’s best Christmas towns? Although peak tourist season ended in October, there are plenty of great reasons to visit Mackinac in the offseason: You can get into the holiday spirit with the island’s annual tree lighting […]

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Think Mackinac Island is closing? Think again


The tourist season on Mackinac Island may come to a close Oct. 31 when the regular schedule of ferry service from St. Ignace and Mackinaw City ends. But the island never closes. Not only do about 500 people live on Mackinac year-round, but the island also remains open to visitors through the winter. While you […]

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