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Does Mackinac Island Have an Airport? Tips for Flying to Mackinac Island

Does Mackinac Island have an airport? The short answer, yes. The longer answer: It’s a self-service airport available for regional charter flights or private planes. Major commercial airlines do not land at the Mackinac Island Airport. TIPS FOR FLYING DIRECTLY TO MACKINAC ISLAND Call the airport ahead of time to schedule your trip (906-847-3231). Check …

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Mackinac Island’s Main Street gets decorated for winter holidays with a Christmas tree right in the middle of the road.

Mackinac Island in the Offseason

A summer day on Mackinac Island is something from a dream. Rich history, horses hauling people and goods, natural features, endless trails and, of course, fudge. But when the tourism season ends and the cold settles in, Mackinac Island becomes a different place. With 500 year-round residents, winter on Mackinac Island is quiet compared to …

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Kayaking Mackinac Island.

Kayaking around Mackinac Island

You may have heard stories about people bicycling all the way around Mackinac Island. Maybe you’ve even done it yourself. It’s an inspiring experience to pedal 8.2 miles with one of the Great Lakes by your side, passing through town and by unique Mackinac Island sights such as Arch Rock and Devil’s Kitchen along the …

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Birding on Mackinac Island offers great opportunities to see and hear migratory birds each spring and fall.

Birding on Mackinac Island

If you take a moment and stand still on Mackinac Island, you’ll probably hear a variety of sounds. The sound of horses clip-clopping by. The sound of bicycles whizzing past. The sound of a cannon firing from Fort Mackinac. The sound of water lapping up against the rocks. But if you listen closely, really closely, …

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