Recent and Featured Mackinac Island Articles

  • Buckets of fun at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City Top 10 Northern Michigan Hotels to Stay With Kids

    Here are the top 10 Northern Michigan hotels to stay in with kids for your next Northern Michigan vacation. The following winners were determined by more than 10,000 participants who […]

  • Photo by Kris Riley Northern Michigan Bike Trails for Kids

    For both visitors and those who live here, one of the best ways to truly experience Northern Michigan’s outdoors is by biking; but sometimes difficult terrain or […]

  • "Soldiers" at Fort Mackinac Mackinac Island Forts

    Mackinac Island is home to two historic forts, although only one—Fort Mackinac—is an attraction open to the public (the other, Fort Holmes, will undergo renovations through 2015).  […]

  • The Mackinac Island State Harbor 2014 Bayview Mackinac Race Concludes

    The fastest boats competing in the 2014 Bayview Mackinac Race have already entered the harbor at Mackinac Island, and boats will continue to trickle in through Monday, […]

  • PetoskeyVG Plan Your Trip with MyNorth’s Emmet & Mackinac Vacation Guide

    Picturesque Petoskey is as beautiful as it is bustling, with over 200 independent shops and restaurants. It’s also a short drive away from Mackinac Island and Bay […]

  • Northern Michigan Hotels 4 Northern Michigan Hotels Where Kids Stay for Free

    Taking a Northern Michigan vacation with your kids can yield a hefty price tag, but there are various Northern Michigan hotels where kids stay for free—seriously! These four hotels […]

  • Northern Michigan sailing to Mackinac Island Northern Michigan Boating with the Unsalted Island Hopping Flotilla

    `Seven sailboats left Traverse City with the simple mission of tagging Great Lakes islands—including Mackinac Island, Beaver Island and a chain of islets south of the Upper […]

  • Top 10 Mackinac Island Attractions Top 10 Mackinac Island Attractions

    Mackinac Island Attractions: Find Mackinac Island events, Mackinac Island hotels, and more! Our guide to Mackinac Island keeps you busy all week!

  • The Leland River, parking lot to the Bluebird and the Riverside Inn Top 10 Northern Michigan Restaurants You Can Boat To

    Here are the top 10 Northern Michigan restaurants you can boat to according to the over 10,000 folks who voted in MyNorth’s 2014 Red Hot Best annual contest. […]

  • Mackinac Island 4th of july A Star-Spangled 2014 Mackinac Island 4th of July

    The 4th of July on Mackinac Island means pulling out the stops for a star-spangled celebration. To make sure you make the most of your Northern Michigan […]

  • 4th of July Cocktail Recipes Dynamite Northern Michigan 4th of July Cocktails

    Toast the U.S.’s birthday with a celebratory spirit conceived by Northern Michigan’s craftiest mixologists. Our recipe contributors are Northern Michigan’s Red Hot Best bartender Jesse Bader from […]

  • Pyrotechnics from Traverse City's 4th of July 2014 Northern Michigan 4th of July: Parades and Fireworks

    It’s time to celebrate America’s birthday and to plan ahead for your Northern Michigan vacation. Grab a picnic basket and fill it with Northern Michigan food and […]

  • Photo by Neil Weaver The Mackinac Bridge

    The majestic Mackinac Bridge, which connects St. Ignace in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Mackinaw City in the Lower Peninsula and overlooks Mackinac Island, is an essential part […]

  • Planning Your Mackinac Island Vacation Planning Your Mackinac Island Vacation

    Mackinac Island is a favorite Northern Michigan vacation destination, with visitors traveling from all over the world to stay at the quaint isle.  This automobile-free, history-laden haven […]

  • Mackinac Island horses Mackinac Island Horses

    The “Horse is King” on Mackinac Island, a place where vacationers’ only means of transportation are bikes, roller blades, and horseback or carriage rides. Known specifically for […]

  • Shepler's Ferry In Morning Mist Headed to Mackinac Island Getting to Mackinac Island

    Getting to Mackinac Island is the first step to your Northern Michigan vacation on the island.  It’s a process that’s been streamlined throughout the decades of island […]

  • Ginger Zee Ginger Zee’s Top Northern Michigan Picks

    Just in case you’ve been living in a cave in lower Slovenia for the past few days, Newsflash! Good Morning America’s meteorologist Ginger Zee is getting married […]

  • The Grand Hotel The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island

    Photo by The Grand Hotel. The Grand Hotel is an epicenter of Mackinac Island, and a visit to the storied attraction should be on the checklist of […]

  • Mackinac Summer Festivals Mackinac Island Festivals and Events

    Mackinac Island hosts festivals celebrating the lilacs, the island’s famous fudge, music and more in one of the world’s most beautiful settings.

  • Things to do on Mackinac Island The Best Things to Do on Mackinac Island in One Day

    Making the most of a day-long vacation on Mackinac Island requires a precise plan of action. Despite the island’s small footprint (not even 4 square miles!), the sheer […]