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Things to do in Mackinac Island

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Airport
“Unique Island that does NOT have any cars/trucks. ONLY Bikes and Horse Drawn carriages...”
  • 40 locals recommend
Lodging
“Historical Hotel on the island, a must see and has an amazing brunch served! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“The trip to Mackinaw City from Traverse City is about 2 hr and 20 mins. Then the ferry boat ride to the island is about another 30-45 minutes (ferry costs $$ per passenger). The island is spectacular, and a must see for tourists. You can rent bikes, rent a horse drawn carriage, or walk around the island. The entire island is only about 9 miles, with interesting sites/stops along the way. In town there are many shops, restaurants and events going on. The fudge is to die for! The Grand Hotel is GRAND! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“A fun time with great hosts and music. Take a relaxing boat ride under the Mighty Mac and maybe even catch a beautiful sunset!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“Historic, beautiful, fudge. What other three words better describe Mackinaw island? Come take a step back in take and explore the wonder Mackinaw island has to offer. Ferry rides from both Mackinaw City and St. Ignace. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Island
“A beautiful island you won't want to miss. See history and enjoy quiet walks and buggy rides. Views are amazing and many places to visit.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Very close to the room, excellent food and superior service at this Grand Hotel owner property!”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
  • 1 local recommends
Resort
“Very close to the room and great outdoor seating with beautiful views of the bridge.”
  • 1 local recommends
Zoo Exhibit
“Butterflies are important. Go here and look at them do whatever it is that butterflies do.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Very close to the room, excellent food and superior service at this Grand Hotel owner property!”
  • 1 local recommends
Resort
“Very close to the room and great outdoor seating with beautiful views of the bridge.”
  • 1 local recommends

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