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Mackinac Island offers many things to do that make perfect real-world learning experiences in science and other subjects.

Mackinac Island field trip: 3 places for hands-on science lessons

Ironically, educational visits to Mackinac Island are more popular than ever. Sure, millions of official field trips have been scratched from the calendar during the COVID-19 pandemic with many schools across the country closed to in-person learning. And even schools that are holding face-to-face classes have cancelled many off-campus excursions. Yet, parents truly have been …

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Mackinac Island is home to many one-of-a-kind attractions including historic Fort Mackinac that dates to the 18th century.

10½ MACKINAC ISLAND FUN FACTS

It seems no matter how many times you visit Mackinac Island, there is always something new to learn, some legend to hear, some history to experience. Here are 10 ½ fun facts about your favorite Michigan Island: MACKINAC ISLAND IS HOME TO THE LARGEST LILAC TREE IN MICHIGAN Lilac trees aren’t native to Mackinac Island, …

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Mackinac Island fireworks on the Fourth of July are one of many unique experiences that make visiting the island so special.

How to pronounce Mackinac Island

If you visit Mackinac Island, there’s a good chance you might overhear a conversation that includes something like, “Is it Mack-i-naw or Mack-i-nack?” Add in Mackinaw City, the Mackinac Bridge and the Straits of Mackinac and it’s no wonder people get confused. The short answer to this common question is it’s pronounced MACK-in-awe. But there …

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Fairy tale weddings on Mackinac Island feature horse-drawn carriages and historic, picturesque venues that are one of a kind.

6 historic, picturesque Mackinac Island wedding venues in Michigan’s first state park

Horse-drawn carriages and gorgeous Victorian architecture are some of the distinctive characteristics that make Mackinac Island a popular destination for fairy tale weddings. It also doesn’t hurt that Mackinac Island is home to some of the country’s most picturesque wedding venues. From the porch of the stately Grand Hotel to the Great Lawn of Mission …

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