Mackinac Island, Michigan, United States
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Mackinac Island Information

About Mackinac Island

Considered the ‘all-natural theme park of America’, Mackinac Island is a resort-filled island that holds fun for the whole family. Whether you decide to chill by the lake or explore the unchanging historical essence of the town, you will love being on this beautiful island.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is jam-packed with fun activities. Explore the heritage of the town at Mackinac Island State Park, where you can discover historical monuments by foot, or on a carriage ride. For a little war history, check out Fort Mackinac and view the highlights from major battles that took place in the area. For a good golf outing, Wawashkamo Golf Club is the place to be. It’s some-what secluded location makes it a great place to enjoy some golf while also enjoying some peace and quiet. In for a different kind of relaxation? Head to Lilac Tree Spa and get a massage or a new manicure. To shop, Mackinac offers clothing stores, gift shops, bookstores, art galleries, and even sweet shops for you to pick from. For an insider’s tour of the city, take the Mackinac Revealed Tour. Here, you can see some hidden gems and learn important history facts about the island, from the people who know it best. The Butterfly House is home to butterflies from all over the world, and you are free to spend as long as you want inside, basking in the beauty of nature. For some fun after sunset, head to the Lilac Tree Hotel and enjoy an evening of comedy with Stu Stuart, a local comedian who has put on the show for 12 years.

Mackinac Island Day Trips

From Mackinac, you can take plenty of day trips. For some fun sightseeing and enjoying nature, travel south to the Upper Peninsula. There, you can catch the sight of two waterfalls, visit the Great Lakes Shipwreck museum, where you can learn more about Lake Superior and the lives of sailors. 40 minutes away from the island is the Garlyn Zoo, where you can take the kids and view a variety of different North American animals. An hour drive north will have you in Sault Sainte Marie, home of the largest waterway traffic system in the world. Sports fans should drive three hours almost directly south and end up in East Lansing, home of the Michigan State Spartans. You could also head west four hours and end in in Green Bay, where you can visit legendary Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers.

Mackinac Island Accommodations

Whether you decide to stay in a beach house or a bed and breakfast, we offer great variety of places for you to stay. To get a touch of the Mackinac Island history, we have rooms available for rent inside the Historic Jacob Wendell House. Want to spend your days on the lake? We have rooms available near the lake with great views of either the lake, the harbor, or the garden—whichever you please. For a more quiet and calm stay, check out some of the cottage we have available for rent. Only in town for a few days? No problem. We have hotel rooms and rates available for selection. On Tripping, you can compare rentals by price, ratings, reviews and more. Book your Mackinac Island vacation rental today!

Transportation around Mackinac Island

Although motor vehicles aren’t allowed on the island, there are still many different ways to get around. There are over 1,400 bikes to rent on the island, so be sure to check out some of the rental places around town (including Fat Tire Bikes). These places also offer electronic scooters and wheelchairs as well. To get off the island, Star Line Island Mackinac Ferry offers transportation both to and from the mainland of Michigan. Getting around the island by foot is also a very easy option if you decide to keep your vacation local. For touring, there are walking tours as well as carriage tours available that run every day. If need be, Mackinac Taxi Service is available when you call and request a service.

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Vacation Rentals in Mackinac Island

Save hundreds with a vacation home rental from and forget the hotel room. For the ultimate getaway, Mackinac Island offers 110 affordable vacation rentals with a price to match your budget and accommodation needs. Prices in Mackinac Island start at an average price of $220 a night with long-term rentals averaging $25 a month.

These vacation rentals offer a range of amenities, so you’ll feel right at home. For those looking to stay in a corporate rental, 92 of Mackinac Island’s rentals offer high speed WiFi Internet so you can easily keep in touch with your company or team. Go for a swim at one of the 38 properties complete with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with a night of cable TV in any of our 90 vacation home rentals.

Traveling with your dog or cat? Choose from 21 pet-friendly rentals in Mackinac Island that allow you to bring your extended family’s home rentals offer far more room and comfort than a hotel, providing a safe and spacious place for you and your pets. Many properties allow you to book directly online, so once you find that perfect vacation rental, you’ll be all set to go!

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