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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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Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry
Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry
Owner description: Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry offers the best ferry prices in town! Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Straits of Mackinac, the Mackinac Bridge, Round Island Lighthouse, Mackinac... more Owner description: Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry offers the best ferry prices in town! Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Straits of Mackinac, the Mackinac Bridge, Round Island Lighthouse, Mackinac Island & the shoreline of Michigan's great peninsulas aboard a classic ferry. A 30-minute cruise from St. Ignace or a 40-minute cruise from Mackinaw City is just the right amount of time to enjoy panoramic views from covered, wide-open decks. Travel comfortably aboard the only ferries with on-board restrooms, handicapped-friendly indoor seating & the largest USCG certified passenger capacities. All guests receive complimentary day & overnight parking, luggage handling & hotel/campground shuttle service. Additional parking services, directions, departure times, Sip n' Sail cruises & staying overnight tips are listed on our website. Your next adventure begins on Arnold, Mackinac Island's most historic ferry line, transporting visitors, explorers & adventurers since 1878. less
Attraction type: Ferries
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All places to eat » Places to eat

JoAnn's Fudge
JoAnn's Fudge
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Chuck Wagon of Mackinac
Chuck Wagon of Mackinac
Price: $4 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Doud's Market
Doud's Market
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Pink Pony
Pink Pony
Price: $8 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Pub, Bar
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
The Yankee Rebel Tavern
The Yankee Rebel Tavern
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Main Street Inn and Suites
Main Street Inn and Suites
$75 - $375
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Cottage Inn of Mackinac Island
Cottage Inn of Mackinac Island
$95 - $315
Inn on Mackinac
Inn on Mackinac
$94 - $369

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Iroquois
3.0 of 5
Hotel Iroquois
$140 - $800
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
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Chippewa Hotel Waterfront
3.0 of 5
Chippewa Hotel Waterfront
$149 - $244
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
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Harbour View Inn
3.0 of 5
Harbour View Inn
$158 - $329
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
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Grand Hotel
4.0 of 5
Grand Hotel
$406 - $906
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.