Recent Mackinac County Articles

The Insider’s List: 10 Things to Do in the Petoskey Region

From scenic hikes and lighthouse tours to a floating concert and towering SkyBridge, here are 10 ways to make the most of your vacation in the...

Start Your Summer with 20 Northern Michigan Events

As summer returns in Northern Michigan, our weekends and evenings are filled with barbecues, bonfires and any excuse to enjoy a few brews in the...

10 Family-Friendly Activities in the Straits of Mackinac

Treat your kids to pirates, red coats, lumberjacks and more family-friendly activities in Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island and St. Ignace. This...

18 Concerts for Your Summer Bucket List

Let the good times roll! Celebrate the start of summer in Northern Michigan with 18 upcoming concerts and music festivals. This is a MyNorth.com...

Photos of the Month: Magical Moments in Northern Michigan

From sorbet sunsets to a gorgeous double rainbow, these amazing photographs remind us of the magical moments we share Up North. Here are 6 of our...

May 2024 Events: Morels, Mother’s Day & Memorial Day Weekend

With spring in full bloom, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate May in Northern Michigan! From Mother's Day brunches to mushroom festivals, here...

Photos of the Month: 8 Dramatic Northern Michigan Waterscapes

March in Northern Michigan brought winter's final flurries, vibrant skies and early signs of spring. Here are 8 of our favorite photos from the...

Cruise Michigan’s U.S. 2 for Surreal Sand Dunes & Scenic Stops

PAID CONTENT Sparkling white sand dunes roll into crystal-clear turquoise waters along the section of US-2 that stretches from St. Ignace to...

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Mackinac Island Tips and Guides

10 Top Things To Do on Mackinac Island

What's New on Mackinac Island?

Fun Festivals on Mackinac Island

Tales of the Mackinac Island Ghost Tour

The Best Things To Do On Mackinac In One Day

Planning Your Mackinac Island Visit

Dog-Friendly Mackinac Island

Mackinac Straits Cruises From Sunsets to Lighthouses

Mackinac Region Videos

Wander St. Ignace

St. Ignace, Gateway to a UP Vacation

Launch Your Trip to Mackinac Island

Spend the 4th in St. Ignace

Family Camp Trip in Nearby Hiawatha National Forest

St. Ignace Videos

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what to do with Kids on Mackinac Island

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!