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A woman wades along the water while walking the rocky beach on Michigan’s Mackinac Island.

Does Mackinac Island have a beach?

You might expect Mackinac Island to be full of beaches since it’s surrounded by water. And, of course, it is – although not the crowded, sandy shores you may be thinking of. The beaches you find on Mackinac Island are a bit rockier. More rugged. More secluded. They’re places with crystal clear water, mesmerizing views …

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A couple paddles a tandem kayak into the waters surrounding Michigan’s Mackinac Island as the sun sets on the horizon.

Sunrise vs. Sunset Kayak Excursions with Mackinac Island’s Great Turtle Kayak Tours

Paddlers who come out on the Straits of Mackinac with Mackinac Island’s Great Turtle Kayak Tours ask a good many questions. But the question that often comes before all others, especially for first time Mackinac Island visitors is this: Which is the better time for a kayak tour, sunrise or sunset? Let’s first look at the …

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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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