Around the Island

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Exciting Excursions

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Sunset Rock

For the best views of the setting sun on Mackinac Island, head to the aptly named Sunset Rock. Sometimes also referred to as Chimney Rock, this stunning lookout point is just a stone’s throw from the Inn. A short, wooded trail from the Apple Orchard leads you there.

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Michigan Highway 185

Let the wind blow through your hair while biking the only U.S. highway where cars are forbidden. The road follows the island’s shoreline for a total of 8.2 miles, and runs by Marquette Park, Brown’s Brook, Lake Shore Nature Trail, Arch Rock, British Landing, Devil’s Kitchen, and Fort Mackinac.

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Downtown Mackinac Island

The unmistakable charm of a bygone era flows from every corner of the lovingly preserved center of town. Venture between Victorian-style buildings with shops offering the island’s iconic fudge, tony boutiques selling art and decorative pieces, and lively restaurants just off the ferry docks.

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Carriage Tours

Discover the breathtaking natural beauty and rich history of Mackinac Island by carriage. From stops at the Arch Rock to the Surrey Hills Museum, the carriage tours are the most enjoyable and authentic way to experience the island. 

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Mackinac Island Events

Immerse yourself in our island’s vibrant charm. From daily horse-drawn carriage tours, historic reenactments at Fort Mackinac to spellbinding scents at the iconic Lilac Festival, and sweet indulgences at the Fudge Festival, there's always something new to try on our timeless island.

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Bike Rentals

Rent a bike right on site and explore the island’s network of biking trails. Take a tour of the property, ride two miles out to the dynamic downtown scene, and head to Michigan Highway 185, which circles the whole island and features some of its best known sights.