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Patio at the Carriage House Dining Room
MAKE IT MACKINAC Whether you ’ re a history buff , a sports enthusiast , a nature lover , a foodie , shopaholic , art devotee , boater , biker , horse fanatic , or simply long for some relaxation , you ’ re sure to find what you are looking for on Mackinac Island .
FALL IN LOVE with this truly special place . Quiet evenings , the sound of waves lapping the shoreline and the ever present soft clipclop of horse hooves make you appreciate this special place .
SPEND THE NIGHT to fully experience the magic of the Island . Mackinac boasts more than 1,600 rooms from economical to extravagant , B & Bs to condo rentals , vacation homes to full-service luxury resorts . Every room has its own unique appeal .
WALK THE BEACH and throw stones in the water or stroll the boardwalk and enjoy a sunset with the brilliance of a star-filled sky , free from city lights .
SAVOR THE AMBIANCE at one of Mackinac ’ s renowned eateries . Spoil your taste buds and choose between casual or fine dining , coffee shops or cafes , bistros or box lunches to go . Above all , don ’ t forget to sample some of Mackinac Island ’ s famous fudge .
EXPLORE THE ISLAND by bicycle , on foot or by horse . The 8-mile perimeter road provides scenic views of glorious Lake Huron . The interior offers more challenging terrain for the advanced biker or serious hiker . Stop and enjoy a beach picnic , skip some stones , or take a dip in the clear cool water .
COUNTLESS ACTIVITIES include golfing at one of 3 picturesque golf courses , or drive your own horse-drawn buggy . Take a guided carriage tour offering an in-depth perspective of Island life , its fascinating history and beautiful Victorian architecture . The Island ’ s variety of activities will keep everyone highly entertained .
VISIT FORT MACKINAC where history repeats itself every day . Learn from costumed interpreters as they reveal Mackinac ’ s fascinating history . Real cannon blasts , rifle firings , kids crafts and games and marching soldiers make history come alive .
SHOPPING is fun on Mackinac Island . Dozens of charming shops and unique boutiques all offer you one-of-a-kind keepsakes , collectibles , fine artwork and gifts to remember your Island visit .
TAKE A WALK DOWNTOWN at night for some Island nightlife where live duos , bands and DJs entice you inside for cocktails and a dance or two .
CREATE YOUR OWN VACATION of a lifetime as you discover this perfect getaway destination . Each visit reveals something new , something memorable , and something magical at this special place called MACKINAC ISLAND .
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