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Nestled between Michigan’s Lower and Upper peninsulas, Mackinac Island is a charming, family-friendly getaway. Stay at the magnificent Grand Hotel for old-world hospitality surrounded by picturesque island beauty.
Home to its namesake fort from the American Revolutionary War, Mackinac Island is located between Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas and is a quintessentially Midwestern island getaway, primarily in the summertime. The island’s long-standing history makes for intriguing walking, biking, and horse-drawn carriage tours past iconic lighthouses, the fort, and more. The island retains its historic charm by remaining car free and doesn’t offer chain hotels, making a visit to Mackinac a true step back in time. Buy a pound of the island’s world-class fudge, tandem bike around the outer rim, and hike among rock formations with endless Lake Huron views.
As one of the most iconic activities on Mackinac Island, horse-drawn carriage tours are an excellent way to explore the car-free island. Embark on the official Mackinac State Park tour and trot through downtown, Surrey Hills, Arch Rock, Fort Mackinac, and Grand Hotel.
Exploring the island by bike is a staple on Mackinac-–especially tandem bikes. Cruise down the coast with your favorite people on the 8.2-mile outer rim of the island as you spot historic landmarks and feel the Lake Huron breeze.
Mackinac Island has world-renowned fudge you’ll need to taste. Fudge shops line downtown, inviting you inside with tempting scents. Watch how the fudge is made, try different samples, and purchase your own pound.
Summers on Mackinac Island are moderate, with highs often in the mid-70s and mostly sunny days. Winter on Mackinac is cloudy and cold, with highs in the mid-20s and averages around 89 inches of snow per year.