Mackinac Island Attractions & Activities

Activities and Amenities

Though the atmosphere at The Inn at Stonecliffe is one of tranquility and relaxation, you’ll be pleased to know that you’ll never run out of things do and attractions to see, both at the Inn and on Mackinac Island.

Without ever leaving the grounds, you can enjoy a swim in the heated outdoor pool, strike up a family bocce ball or croquet tournament on the lawn or just relax with a good book on the Portico.  If a bout of wanderlust takes hold, consider an evening stroll around the Inn, or rent a bike and get lost on the island’s trails.

Manor Room - Audubon


The Inn at Stonecliffe is one of the few places on the island to offer guests the enjoyment of an outdoor heated swimming pool.  Perfect for an invigorating swim or a refreshing dip on a warm summer day, our pool opens the first Friday of June (weather permitting) and closes the third Sunday in September.

2014 Pool Update: Our pool is scheduled to close on Monday, September 29th.

Lawn Games

Complimentary lawn games are available from our front desk for guests to use during their stay.  From bocce ball to croquet sets, our beautiful back lawn awaits.


When you have the urge to explore local attractions, The Inn at Stonecliffe rents a variety of adult-size bikes by the hour or day.  Additionally, many Mackinac Island bike shops rent bikes with helmets, maps and everything you need to explore the Island’s paved trails or car-free streets.  Bike the 8.2 miles around the island and stop along the way to see Arch Rock, British Landing Nature Center and Devil's Kitchen.  Pedal to Fort Mackinac, a more than 200-year-old National Historic Site built by the British or tour the Mackinac Island Butterfly House, a large indoor tropical garden filled with butterflies from all over the world.

Tours & Guest Services

Our guest service agents are always ready to help you plan an unforgettable day by offering a diverse range of services, including:

  • Recommendations and information on all local attractions
  • Booking golf tee times or dinner reservations
  • Scheduling taxi transportation
  • Booking cruises and fishing excursions, horseback riding tours, horse drawn carriage tours, or historical tours

A key ingredient to the magic of Mackinac Island is that there are no cars anywhere on the island.  Life moves at a leisurely pace, and walking and biking are the most popular ways to get around.  However you choose to experience the area’s many colorful attractions, you’ll enjoy a memorable vacation on Mackinac Island, Michigan.



June 6-15: Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

June 7: Lilac Festival 10k Run/Walk


Every Thursday in July: Music in the Park

July 4: Mackinac Island's Star Spangled Fourth

July 5: Mackinac Island 4th of July Race

July 12-15: Bell's Beer Bayview to Mackinac Race

July 16: Round the Island Race

July 17-19: MacMan: Mackinac to Manitoulin Race

July 19-22: Chicago Yacht Club's Race to Mackinac


August 2-4: War of 1812 Commemorative Reenactment

August 8-10: Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse

August 15-16: National Hickory Stick Tournament

August 22-23: Mackinac Island Fudge Festival

August 29- September 1: Grand Hotel's Labor Day Jazz Weekend

August 30: Horn's Bar Labor Day Regatta


September 6: Mackinac Island September Eight Mile Run/Walk


October 4: Mackinac Island Bridal Show at Mission Point Resort

October 6-19: Spartan Store Days on Mackinac Island

October 10-12: Ballroom Dancing Weekend at Grand Hotel


All films start at 7:30 p.m. at The Center for the Arts building located in the former Mission Point Theater.  Admission is $8 per person.  Please visit for the most recent and updated schedule.


June 6 & 9:  Man of Steel

June 13 & 16: Hunger Games: Catching Fire

June 20 & 23: Frozen

June 27 & 30: Somewhere in Time


July 7: Monsters University

July 11 & 14: Captain Phillips

July 18 & 21: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

July 25 & 28: American Hustle


August 4: Gravity

August 11: Despicable Me 2

August 18: Her

August 25: The Monuments Men


September 1: Lee Daniels' The Butler

September 8: Saving Mr. Banks

September 15: Now You See Me

September 22: The Dark Night Rises

September 29: The Perks of Being a Wallflower


October 6: Silver Linings Playbook

October 13: Skyfall 007


Great Turtle Kayak Tours - Offers an unprecedented experience of Lake Huron with their daily guided paddling tours. Choose from single and tandem kayaks, and standup paddleboards anytime from sunrise to sunset.  Reservations encourages through website.