Recent and Featured Mackinac Island Articles

  • Mackinac Island Hotel Packages 6 Spring Mackinac Island Hotel Packages

    The ice surrounding Mackinac Island has given way and the ferries are full steam, so get up to the Island for a Northern Michigan vacation this spring!  […]

  • RS41565_DSC_0452 10 Northern Michigan Memorial Day Weekend Activities

    Top 10 Northern Michigan Memorial Day Weekend ideas for everyone in the family to celebrate the start of summer

  • mackinac island Free Guide to the Best of Mackinac Island

    Get your FREE guide to The Best of Mackinac Island. Just fill out the form below and download your free guide! Your Northern Michigan vacation isn’t complete without […]

  • macbridge_lighthouse Watching Over the Mackinac Bridge. Photo: Lisa Haase
  • Beaver / Mackinac Island board plane Classic read: Season Finale Games, Mackinac Island v. Beaver Island

    This story first ran in the March 2004 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine and is reprinted unchanged. Each year, on a patch of land surrounded by ice, […]

  • Mackinac Island’s Hotel Iroquois Offers Summer Packages

    As a perennial winner of Condè Nast Traveler’s Best in the World award for small hotels, Mackinac Island’s Hotel Iroquois has a strong reputation to uphold—and boy […]

  • 2014 Stars of the Industry at Governor's Conference on Tourism Governor’s Conference on Michigan Tourism: Crystal Mountain Hotelier of the Year, Plus 4 Other Northern Michigan Honorees

    In front of a record crowd of 1000 attendees at the Grand Traverse Resort, Crystal Mountain’s president and chief executive officer Jim MacInnes and his wife, chief […]

  • St-Pats-JJC-1 Fairs, Festivals and Holidays in March

    Ladies and gentlemen, get out your green: it’s a countdown to St. Patrick’s day!  Here’s a list of fairs, festivals, and holidays in March that all celebrate […]

  • Vote now through March 14, 2014 for Red Hot Best of Northern Michigan Vote for the 2014 MyNorth Red Hot Best of Northern Michigan, Now To March 14th.

    It’s time! MyNorth Red Hot Best of Northern Michigan voting and nominating is open, now through March 14th! Old favorites return: burger, pizza, teacher and redhead. Plus […]

  • bike mackinac island Video: Biking Mackinac Island

      Whether you hug the 8-mile path that circles the island (and borders gorgeous Lake Huron!) or take off for the interior on a mountain bike, biking […]

  • bike mackinac island Mackinac Island State Park

      Covering 80 percent of the no-cars-allowed Mackinac Island, this state park in the captivatingly beautiful Straits of Mackinac serves up natural sites like Arch Rock and […]

  • mackinac island lilacs thumb Mackinac Island

      This car-free island, accessible by ferry boat or plane, is timeless Northern getaway. 877-847-0086, Mackinac Island.

  • martinreef2_cgh Martin Reef

      First lit 1927. History at Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy and Seeing the Light.

  • Biking Mackinac - Video Mackinac Island

      This car-free island, accessible by ferry boat or plane, is timeless Northern getaway. 877-847-0086, Mackinac Island.

  • mackinac island lilacs Mackinac Island

      This car-free island, accessible by ferry boat or plane, is timeless Northern getaway. 877-847-0086, Mackinac Island.

  • Mackinac State Historic Parks

      Preserving Mackinac Island and Mackinaw City’s history at several sites. 231-436-4100, www.mackinacparks.com.

  • Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

      A romantic Mackinac Island classic since 1887, with the longest porch in the world. 800-33GRAND, thing.

  • mackinac winter 2 Mackinac Island Hosts Winter Festival

    Mackinac Island hosts Winter Festival on February 1-2, 2014. Saturday, February 1, festivities include Broom Hockey, Snow Bowling, Snow Golf, Cardboard Sledding Contest and Children’s Games. Activities […]

  • bike mackinac island Biking on Mackinac Island

    Biking on Mackinac Island is one of Mackinac Island’s attractions and an integral part of a Northern Michigan vacation. You can either bring your own bike over […]

  • Matt Carissimi/Photography Intern M-119′s Tunnel of Trees

    Northern Michigan Attractions: Find the winding, breathtaking Tunnel of Trees (M-119) near Petoskey and the scenic route to Mackinac Island.