Around the Island

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Exciting Excursions

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Sip n’ Sail Cruise

Embark on a picturesque adventure with a Sip n’ Sail cruise set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the lake. Savor a selection of fine wines and signature cocktails aboard as you glide through tranquil waters, whether on a sunset voyage or a tour of Mackinac’s historic bridges.

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Mackinac CVB Activities

Teeming with historic sights, quaint charm, and natural beauty, our world-famous destination has something for everyone. Explore all the best activities, special events, and enchanting experiences Mackinac Island has to offer.

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Great Turtle Kayaking Tours

Experience the serene beauty of Mackinac Island at a leisurely pace with a Great Turtle Kayaking Tour. Led by expert guides, you’ll glide through crystal-clear waters and explore the island’s stunning rock formations, abundant wildlife, and historic lighthouses.

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Historic Fort Mackinac

Discover the rich history of 18th-century military life in Michigan’s oldest building. Located on the scenic bluffs that overlook the Straits of Mackinac, Fort Mackinac captivates visitors with exciting cannon-firing demonstrations and many immersive reenactments, providing an authentic glimpse at a pivotal era.

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Richard and Jane Manoogian Art Museum

For a more cultured look at Mackinac Island, visit the engaging exhibits at the Richard and Jane Manoogian Art Museum. From early 19th-century landscapes and vintage Great Lakes maps to contemporary photography and Native American art, each piece showcases the island’s storied past and vibrant traditions.

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Golf at the Woods

Tee off in tranquil seclusion with unparalleled views of Mackinac Bridge and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as your scenic background. This serene, nine-hole course showcases the island’s lush landscapes, offering a golfing experience like no other.

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Golf at the Wawashkamo

One of the oldest active courses in Michigan and named a Historic Golf Landmark by Golf Digest, Wawashkamo offers classic link-style play. Steeped in history and beautifully surrounded by stunning island views, this charming, 18-hole course invites you to enjoy round after round.

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Mackinac Community Equestrian Center

After an unforgettable ride through town, head to the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center for an informative yet fun look at how the island has adapted the tradition of horse-drawn carriages. With engaging tours, entertaining events, and horseback riding lessons, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.

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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, tiny 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

Experience Mackinac Island on two-wheels! Head to our General Store to rent a bike from our Bike Pavilion. Bike rentals are a first come first serve basis. Offering daily bike rentals for adult, teen/kids, as well as burleys - available for 4 hrs or 8 hrs (full day). Adult bike prices are $60 for 4hrs or $90 for 8hrs. Teen/kid bikes are $42 for 4hrs or $58 for 8hrs. Burley rental prices are $52 for 4hrs. or $72 for 8hrs. All bikes must be brought back by end of day to our Bike Pavilion.