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Mackinac Island
Charming Mackinac Island is a throwback to old-timey seaside leisure, from the candy-colored facades of downtown shops to the impressive (record-breaking, in fact) front porch of the Victorian-era Grand Hotel. Mackinac is world-famous for its homemade fudge, available in every flavor you can imagine. Work off your sugar high with a round of golf, a bike ride along a seaside trail, or exploring the limestone bluffs of Mackinac Island State Park.

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Mackinac Island State Park
Mackinac Island State Park
Owner description: This is Mackinac Island State Park, a landscape characterized by high limestone bluffs, beautiful vistas of sparkling water, vibrant forests, and mystical geological formations... more Owner description: This is Mackinac Island State Park, a landscape characterized by high limestone bluffs, beautiful vistas of sparkling water, vibrant forests, and mystical geological formations. With automobiles banned since 1898, here exists a quieter way of life away from interstate noise of cities. Over 80 percent of Mackinac Island is within Mackinac Island State Park—free of charge and open year round—where you’ll discover the true natural gems of Mackinac. Whether visiting this island parkland by foot, bike, horseback, or carriage, these many majestic geological wonders and unique historical monuments are visual treasures found only here—on the island sacred to the Ojibwa and Odawa Great Lakes Indian tribes. According to them, this is where life began. You’re invited to discover why. less
Attraction type: State Parks
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Arch Rock
Arch Rock
Natural rock bridge soaring 149 feet above the Straits of Mackinac appears to be suspended in midair.
Attraction type: Geologic Formations
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Fort Mackinac
Fort Mackinac
Historical site of the re-enactment of the fort's 1763 Indian capture and massacre.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Military Bases & Facilities
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St Anne's Catholic Church
St Anne's Catholic Church
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals
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Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
Attraction type: Military Bases & Facilities
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All places to eat » Places to eat

JoAnn's Fudge
JoAnn's Fudge
Cuisines: Dessert
Dining options: Delivery
Chuck Wagon of Mackinac
Chuck Wagon of Mackinac
Price: $4 - $10
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
J L Beanery
J L Beanery
Price: $3 - $11
Cuisines: American
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Delivery
Doud's Market
Doud's Market
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Murray Hotel Fudge Co.
Murray Hotel Fudge Co.
Cuisines: Dessert

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Main Street Inn and Suites
Main Street Inn and Suites
$75 - $375
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Cottage Inn of Mackinac Island
Cottage Inn of Mackinac Island
$95 - $315
Chippewa Hotel Waterfront
Chippewa Hotel Waterfront
$100 - $600
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Mackinac Island

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Iroquois
3.0 of 5
Hotel Iroquois
$142 - $365
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Mackinac Island
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Cloghaun Bed and Breakfast
Cloghaun Bed and Breakfast
$100 - $165
Haan's 1830 Inn
Haan's 1830 Inn
$99 - $215

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Grand Hotel
4.0 of 5
Grand Hotel
$347 - $824
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Mackinac Island
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America's Best Value Inn
5.0 of 5
America's Best Value Inn
$72 - $144
Ranked #13 of 31 Hotels in Saint Ignace
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