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No cars, no chain hotels, no land lock. Just world-famous fudge, clear water, and historic landmarks.
For centuries Mackinac Island, Michigan has been revered for its uniqueness and beauty—and for a good reason. From lovely sunrise to gorgeous sunset, we’ve taken the liberty of booking your adventure to Mackinac Island. Have fun!
Since there are no vehicles on the island, Mackinac has gotten creative with transportation. Get to know the island from the water by kayak, parasail, cruise ship, or fishing charter. Or, take in the charm by land via bike, horseback, or horse-drawn carriage.
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No matter how you get around, the following adventures are an absolute must:
- Nobody does fudge like the island folk of Mackinac. With six candy shops to visit, you should be able to keep your sweet tooth at bay.
- Mackinac was home to an Odawa settlement before European colonization began in the 17th century. It served a strategic position as a center on the commerce of the Great Lakes fur trade. Visit the Forts and museums to time travel back to another century!
- The Mackinac Bridge opened in 1957. At 26,372 foot long, it’s the world’s 22nd-longest main span and the longest suspension bridge between anchorages in the Western Hemisphere!
- Sightsee lighthouses around the island, including Round Island, for scenic and educational opportunities
- Arch Rock towers above the water and is more than fifty feet wide. This rock formation attracts the vast majority of the tourists to the island.
After a long day of island traverse, you’ll surely be exhausted. From bay-view bed & breakfasts, to historic cottage inns, to full-blown resorts, there are over 1,600 unique rooms and accommodations to suit your needs—just as long as your needs don’t include franchise hotels, because you won’t find any on Mackinac.
Mackinac Island will take a bit over seven hours of travel to reach from Columbus. You may see that as a barrier to go, we see that as an excuse to take a vacation day from work!
To learn more about Mackinac Island, visit mackinacisland.org.