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Head to St. Ignace—Where History and Water Mix

PAID CONTENT At 351 years old (and counting!), St. Ignace welcomes you into its colorful and dramatic past while serving up plenty of current...

Take a Mackinac Island Day Vacation at Mission Point Resort

Immerse yourself in Mackinac Island summer fun at Mission Point Resort through travel packages, available starting May 13, for weekday and weekend...

May 2022 Events: Mother’s Day, Wine Month & Outdoor Festivals

Celebrate spring in Northern Michigan with Mother's Day brunches, farmers markets, wine tours, and the re-introduction of outdoor festivals for...

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Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Best Financial Service Advisor

Making your money work for you has never been easier than with these local pros. From meeting goals to building your future, here are Northern...

From Our Cellar 2022: What to Drink This Month in Northern Michigan

Every month, Traverse Magazine’s Culinary Columnist Stacey Brugeman asks Northern Michigan beverage experts what they’re drinking. In “From Our...

2022 Traverse Tastemakers of the Year Official Press Release

Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine and MyNorth Media have announced the 2022 Traverse Tastemakers of the Year. Learn which six individuals were...

Red Hot Best 2021: Top 7 Plumbers in Northern Michigan

These top-notch professionals are ready to help you with all of your home and business needs, whether that’s installing or maintaining your water...

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Fun Mackinac Facts for Kids

Kids will have a great time on Mackinac Island or at Fort Michilimackinac even if they don’t know these fun—and sometimes gory—facts. But why not share some of the history, including links to terrific articles you can read together, so all of you get the very most out of a visit to the Mackinac Straits region?

Mackinac Island Forts Where History Comes Alive

Mackinac Island is home to two historic forts: Fort Mackinac and Fort Holmes. A visit to these extraordinarily well-preserved sites is about as close to a marching order as you’ll get during your vacation.

Five Free Stops on a Mackinac Island Bike Ride

Explore Arch Rock and British Landing, take a swim and take in the view all on your Mackinac Island bike ride.

Butterfly House, Carriage Rides and More

Step into a beautiful oasis where butterflies of every type fly free and often settle upon you or your little one. Then grab some fudge and take a carriage ride around the island.

Tips for Rock Hunting

Northern Michigan beaches are a known paradise for rock hunters. Use these tips and set your kids loose on the Mackinac Island shoreline and relish the treasures found.

Fudge! A Mackinac Island Must

Mackinac Island discovered a long time ago that it has the perfect climate for making fudge and the island has never looked back. Take your kids to watch fudge being made, then find a beautiful spot to dig in!