TABLE OF CONTENTS
EVENTS CALENDAR Numerous local events throughout the season are posted along with many unscheduled smaller events offered by the State Park , Arts Council , Tourism Bureau and others . Check their websites for updated information during your visit .
Spend the night on the Island to fully experience this special place . Mackinac offers more than 1,600 rooms , from economical to extravagant , B & Bs to condo rentals , vacation homes to luxury resorts .
HISTORY & MUSEUMS History comes alive ! Over a dozen different museum locations reveal Mackinac ’ s historical significance in early America and its fascinating rise to popularity .
HORSE IS KING Cars have been banned since 1898 , making the horse truly King on Mackinac Island . Hire a carriage tour , drive your own carriage , or trail ride on a saddle horse and enjoy Mackinac ’ s beauty and history by horsepower .
ACTIVITIES AND ATTRACTIONS Very few places offer such a wide variety of activities at one destination . Experience a butterfly exhibit , visit a blacksmith shop , take a boat charter , or play golf .
WATER ACTIVITES See Mackinac from the water on a sunset bridge cruise , charter a sailboat , or rent a kayak or paddleboard .
FLYING HERE Ferries are the primary method of travel to the Island , but flying from your hometown is now easier than ever . Several airlines and nearby airports can get you to the Island faster and easier .
ARTISTS & ART GALLERIES The Island ’ s beauty attracts many art enthusiasts . Browse through dozens of galleries and shops featuring fine artwork by local artists , then start your own Mackinac art collection .
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THE PERFECT MACKINAC
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BICYCLING ON MACKINAC
Bring your own or rent bikes and ride the eight mile perimeter shoreline , or head into the interior for beautiful wooded trails and paved bike paths . Order a box lunch and stop for a picnic on the beach along the way .
FAMOUS MACKINAC FUDGE It ’ s what Mackinac Island is famous for ! Accomplished candy makers have been hand making fudge for well over 125 years . Sold in 1 / 2 lb slices , you can have it shipped to friends , save it for later , or enjoy it right on the spot .
SPAS AND SALONS Pamper yourself with a relaxation massage , special hair or nail treatment , or choose from a number of other luxurious effleurage at one of the Island ’ s fine spas and salons ..
SHOPPING Mackinac Island is full of wonderful shops and charming , unique boutiques . Whether it ’ s something you need , something you want , or a gift from Mackinac to bring home to someone you love , you ’ ll find it at one of the many shops on the Island .
MIT MEMBERSHIP LISTINGS There are many businesses that support the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau through membership . Take a look and see who else cares about Mackinac Island .
ISLAND DINING GUIDE Raise a glass to Mackinac ’ s culinary delights . From fresh local whitefish to luscious chocolate bread pudding , the unique variety of restaurants on Mackinac is truly special . Use this listing section to find the right restaurant for you during your Island visit .
Have the destination wedding you always dreamed of on Mackinac Island .
LISTINGS AT A GLANCE
Quickly review and compare all the Island ’ s lodging and dining options in one easy to read format . Enjoy !
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