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A person rides a snowmobile past a waterfront building on Michigan’s Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island in February

February on Mackinac Island could be considered “deep winter” as the bottom layer of snow is established and the trails, roads, and trees are full of beautiful fluffy snow. It’s a great time to snowshoe or XC ski the winding Mackinac Island trails and enjoy Mackinac Island in the off-season. Similar to January on Mackinac …

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A view of the water surrounding Michigan’s Mackinac Island with Bogan Lane and Pine Cottage B&B in the foreground.

Ask an Innkeeper: An Interview with Mackinac Island’s Pine Cottage B&B

Originally built as a private residence in 1870, Pine Cottage Bed & Breakfast is one of Mackinac Island’s treasured hideaways, quietly tucked along Bogan Lane just a few steps away from Main Street, Lake Huron, nature trails, and downtown shopping, dining, and attractions. At first sight, Pine Cottage invites you in with its wrap-around porch …

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A Mackinac Island dockporter's day isn't done transporting luggage until the last ferry arrives.

Dockporters on Mackinac Island

Ahhh…you’re taking a vacation to Mackinac Island. It’s time to leave your worries and your vehicle behind. But wait?! What about your luggage? Never fear, that’s where our friends the Dockporters come in. When you visit Mackinac Island, you’re sure to encounter someone riding down Main Street with an impressive load in hand. Suitcases stacked …

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Swimming pools on Mackinac Island as well as hot tubs, spa pools and saunas can be found at several hotels and resorts.

Swimming pools on Mackinac Island

Swimming and Mackinac Island have gone hand in hand for more than 70 years, since a national champion swimmer starred in a Hollywood movie shot on location at Grand Hotel. In fact, the pool at Grand Hotel still bears the name of that swimmer-turned-actress, Esther Williams. Just as tourists came to the grounds of Grand …

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