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Spring Bucket List

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It’s officially SPRING and we are loving the warmer weather! We’ve created a Mackinac Island Spring Bucket List!  Bike Around Mackinac Island: This is one of our favorite things to do, whenever the weather is cooperating! As soon as the snow is cleared, hit the road to bike 8.2 miles around the island! Skip Rocks at Windermere Point: In the new spring weather, the rocks at Windermere have been turned over during the winer and are ready to be picked up and skipped!  Visit Arch Rock: Head over to Arch Rock to see the beautiful water coming out from it’s...

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Crossing the Straits

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Have you ever wondered what the Straits of Mackinac looks like during the winter season? Here are some shots from the winter boat this past week.  During the winter, the Mighty Huron boat, aka 'Slow Boat' goes across the Straits of Mackinac from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island. Since it’s slightly shorter from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island, the boat just runs from St. Ignace from November 1st and not from Mackinaw City. It takes about one hour to get across and so often, you will see the sunrise while on the boat. It is absolutely stunning.  The lake is...

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Mackinac Island State Park

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Photo from Mackinac Island State Park Did you know that Mackinac Island State Park was Michigan’s first state park? Before it was a state park, it was a national park - being the nation’s second national park! The Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau has a lot more information on this on their website, here! Mackinac Island State Park has over 70 miles of trails and roads for you to explore by bike, horseback or foot. The most traveled trail on the Island is M-185, the 8.2 loop that goes around Mackinac Island.  Some of our staff make it their goal each...

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2020 Michigan Bucket List

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  What’s on your 2020 Bucket List? We’ve picked out 20 cool ideas of things around the State of Michigan we think you should add to your list! Plan a trip to Mackinac Island: Obviously we had to include this, but have you visited Mackinac Island for the opening weekend? It’s definitely quieter than visiting in July, but just as fun! There is excitement in the air for all that is about to happen for the new season! Visit the five parks that are operated by the National Park Service in Michigan: Pictured Rocks, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Isle Royale National Park,...

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Mackinac Bridge Celebrates 62 Years!

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It was an amazing 2019 season on Mackinac Island. We would not have had so much fun without you joining us this year, so thank you for your support during this season! Today’s blog post is about one of the ways that many people get to Mackinac Island - by crossing the Mackinac Bridge! Here are some fun facts and figures that were gathered by the Mackinac Bridge Authority that we wanted to share with you. The Mackinac Bridge Authority shares the history of the bridge here. In 1884, when the experiment to offer a round the year ferry service...

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