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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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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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Seven Hidden Gems on Mackinac Island

Finding a Michigander who can’t rattle off something about Mackinac Island is a difficult task. The Island is a prominent destination in the Mitten State, and many residents have at least visited once and know the Island’s highlights: horses, biking, fudge, Arch Rock, et al. Mackinac packs much more than the obvious, however. In fact, …

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