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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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Winter Event on Mackinac Island

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Winter on Mackinac Island is probably different than anything you have ever experienced! It can take a little while to adjust to the winter on the island, but once you do, you love it with all your heart! This year on February 1st and March 7th, there is an awesome experience happening - the Fort Mackinac Turtle Trek! Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau said this about the event: “A unique lantern-lit cross country ski and snowshoeing event on 2 miles of the island’s immaculately groomed trails. Trail begins at Greaney Grove, located next to Fort Mackinac.” Be sure to bring your...

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Fall on Mackinac

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The temperatures have dropped drastically since Labor Day, with the highs in the 60s during the day and it getting down to the low 50s / high 40s at night! We are hoping for an Indian summer. No matter how chilly it is, there is always something to do, if you are bundled up enough!  Here are a few items that we are going to do on Mackinac Island this fall:  Sunrise Kayaking Trip with Great Turtle Kayak Tours. Horseback Trail Riding to see the colors on the trails. Try Pumpkin Spice Fudge from the different fudge shops. Ride the...

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Insider Biking Tips

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It’s so fun to come to Mackinac Island and bike around the 8.2 M-185 loop. But have you ever ventured off the well-beaten path to find something inside the island? If you don’t know where to start, we have a bicycle loop that will help you see more of the inside of the island!  Start at Fort Mackinac and head up the hill there- if you have to walk your bike up the hill here, don’t feel bad, it’s very steep and most people have to take a breather on the way up.  As you continue up Garrison Road, you will...

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Mackinac Island Summer 2019 Bucket List

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Memorial Day was the unofficial start to summer on Mackinac Island! The weather is finally starting to be a little bit nicer, with sunny skies and puffy white clouds! We are excited to welcome in another great season on the island!  In anticipation of another great season on Mackinac Island, we asked our different employees what is on their Mackinac Island Summer Bucket List! Here are a few of their answers: Biking around the island 50 times! While this may seem daunting, for employees that are here full season (April - October) it’s doable, if you stay motivated!  Hiking every...

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