Activities


Things To Do On Mackinac Island

Thanks to a diverse list of activities that offers something for the whole family, you’ll never find yourself without something to do on Mackinac Island. Throughout your stay, you’ll be able to experience the community’s history firsthand at museums and historic sites, explore the natural beauty of the Island’s parks and much more. Read on to discover a few of the ways the Island will win you over.

Tour The Island

A popular way to get a closer look at the Island and its history is through horse-drawn carriage tours, where you’ll be led by a well-informed guide for an intimate and informative experience. Drive-your-own buggies are also available for vacationers who prefer to direct themselves.

If you’d rather move on foot, there are plenty of walking tours available. Plus, the Mackinac Island State Park, which covers more than 80% of the Island, is open for your exploration.

Touring Mackinac by bicycle is easy, too – both bikes and electric scooters are available at a variety of locations across the Island. And there’s plenty of ground to cover, with over 70 miles of natural and paved trails to keep you occupied all day long.

Look To The Past

Mackinac Island’s many historic sites and museums make it easy for visitors to enjoy an in-depth look into the area’s background. History buffs are sure to marvel over Fort Mackinac and Fort Holmes, which were captured by British forces in the War of 1812. Both forts are now open to visitors keen to delve deeper into the area’s past.

Plenty of museums are located throughout the community of Mackinac Island. You’ll find establishments focused on a number of subjects, from the arts to the history of carriages.

Water Activities And Sports

No Mackinac vacation is complete without a bit of time spent on the water. At Mackinac Island, a myriad of boating tours are available on watercraft ranging from sailboats to kayaks. Visitors can also spend a relaxing day fishing on the Straits of Mackinac, or if they’d like to up the ante, learning to parasail.

If you prefer your sports on the comfort of dry land, the Island offers uniquely designed golf courses where you can refine your skills or simply unwind in good company.

Book Your Stay Today

Looking to get away and enjoy a vacation free from everyday responsibilities? Schedule a stay in one of the 1,500+ unique lodging rooms on Mackinac Island today.