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Reservations now available for 2018, open May 4 until October 28.

Discover Mackinac

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Mackinac Island, one of Michigan’s most photographed and talked about travel destinations.  Located between Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas, the island offers you unforgettable natural and historical treasures surrounded by the sparkling blue waters of the Great Lakes.  Here are some travel tips to make your vacation more enjoyable.

Art & Music

Mackinac Arts Council offers Music in the Park and Art Workshops throughout the summer


Rent bikes at the Island House Bike Shop to ride M-185, the only state highway in the nation where motor vehicles are banned.

Butterfly House & Insect Museum

Watch butterflies hatch from their cocoons at The Original Butterfly House & Insect Museum or Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory

Carriage Tours & Rentals

Tour Mackinac Island by horse-drawn carriage tour or horse-back riding.

Fudge Making & Tasting

Catch a fudge-making demonstration and sample this island staple at one of three Ryba’s Mackinac Island Fudge Shops.


Tee off at Wawaskamo Golf Course.


Hike to Arch Rock, Skull Cave, Sunset Rock, Devil’s Kitchen or the many other natural wonders

Haunts of Mackinac

Listen to tales from beyond during a Haunts of Mackinac walking tour

Historic Sites, Museums & Activities

Tour historic sites such as Fort Mackinac, Mannogian Art Museum, Fort Holmes or more.


Make a splash in the Island House Hotel indoor pool, one of the few Mackinac Island hotels offering this rainy day option. Soak in the indoor or outdoor whirlpools, steam in the dry sauna, or catch some rays on the deck.


Explore the Straits aboard your choice of single kayak, tandem kayak, or stand up paddleboard.

Sip n’ Sail Cruises

Offering themed cruises aboard the Isle Royal Queen III, featuring multiple outdoor viewing areas & heated indoor cabins, restrooms, a cash bar and live entertainment.

Mackinaw Parasailing

Parasailing is an exciting water sport for all ages. Come view the “Straits of Mackinac” from a new perspective.


Mackinac Island Sailing Charters offers a hands on sailing experience on this 50-foot custom offshore racing sailboat. The Straits Area Tour Company offers charter opportunities aboard the Ugly Anne from anywhere in the Straits of Mackinac.