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Take the Selfie Scavenger Hunt Challenge!

It’s always worth taking the scenic route on Mackinac Island, and we’d love to see what you discover!

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See Mackinac Through Artists’ Eyes

Admire the unforgettable views of Mackinac Island on canvas. Take a stroll through the island’s treasured galleries to see how nature has inspired local artists and craftsmen.

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Tour Mackinac Island By Water

Now that the weather has warmed up a little for the summer, we’ve once again taken to one of our favorite Mackinac Island activities—venturing out onto Lake Huron. Leading most of these excursions, Great Turtle Kayak Tours takes visitors on unforgettable routes through the area, showcasing over 25 years of experience at each twist and turn.

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The Lilac Festival Is Back In Bloom This Summer

When you’re out and about on Mackinac Island, casually strolling through the streets or pedaling along the coastline, you’re sure to notice some stunning accents and aromas throughout the day. Dotting a picture-perfect scene otherwise defined by rich greenery and blue waters, lilacs bring a special touch to summers here.

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Ready, Set, Mackinac!

While it’s evident that the winter season is a quieter time on Mackinac Island, there is constant work and preparation to ensure that all is ready for the springtime rush—from the time the last ferry departs at October’s end to the first to arrive in April! Here are just some of the ways in which residents, small business owners, and others get the Island ready for your arrival.

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Discover the Mackinac Magic

While our guests who return each season have become family, we’re equally thrilled to welcome newcomers! Seeing the joyful looks on their faces and hearing their glowing remarks after discovering the beauty and charm of our beloved island allow us to vicariously experience it again for the very first time! To assist those new to the island in uncovering our charm, we recommend one of these tours below.

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Giving Thanks to Our Guests

November – the time of year when the evening comes ever earlier, when autumn’s last leaves fall before the coming of winter, and when our thoughts turn to the upcoming holidays, particularly Thanksgiving.

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Fall in Love with Mackinac Island

While many already know Mackinac Island as America’s top summer travel destination, in some ways, October is actually the best time of year to visit.

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Mackinac Island’s Five-Mile Fort2Fort Race Goes Virtual

This year, the third annual Mackinac State Historic Park Fort2Fort Five-Mile Challenge race was set to take place in recognition of the park’s 125th birthday. 

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Did Someone Say Fudge Festival?

For more than a century, Mackinac Island’s fudge has been an institution that’s become worldwide—so much so that the island has earned the nickname “Fudge Capital of the World.”

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Reignite Your Love With A Romantic Getaway

It’s no secret that we’ve all been craving some sort of getaway—a beautiful, intimate, romantic one at that. Conveniently enough, Mackinac Island’s beauty has provided the inspiration, and the setting, for several real-life romance stories throughout its history. 

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Mackinac Fun Facts

As Trip Advisor’s Hottest U.S. Summer Destination, Expedia’s Most Tourist-Friendly U.S. City, and one of the world’s most celebrated towns, Mackinac Island is much more than just a summer retreat.

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The Victorians Started It All

As we look forward to another gorgeous summer and fall on Mackinac Island, let’s look back at how the vacation destination you know and love came to be— for most people don’t know that it was the Victorians who made Mackinac one of the nation’s most favored summer spots.

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Three Fun Things to do on Mackinac Island

Each season, Mackinac Island offers our visitors and guests a wealth of fun and fabulous events and activities for their entertainment—listed below are three suggested activities for a great time.

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Restored Biddle House Opens in May

Make your plans now to explore the early Americana experience of the Biddle House; an experience that begins as soon as you step inside and surround yourself with the period furnishings and settings. 

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Three Romantic Things to Do on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island’s natural beauty has been an inspiration for a myriad of true-to-life romantic tales, and many visitors who have fallen in love here will attest that the island itself possesses an aura of enchantment.

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A Fun Fitness Getaway

If you’re one of the 59 percent of folks who made a New Year’s resolution to get more exercise, we suggest a Mackinac Island getaway. 

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