Recent Mackinac County Articles

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 8 Family Physicians

Whether you’re new to Northern Michigan and looking for a family physician, or you’re just transferring to a new doctor, we’ve got you covered....

Mackinac Island’s Mission Point Resort Hosting Wedding Show

Calling all brides! Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island is hosting a wedding show on the first weekend of October. Grab your tickets and get...

Try These Northern Michigan Farmers Market Meals + Recipes

Leave your dinner plans behind and head to a local Northern Michigan farmers market. Let these farmers and their produce set the menu for your next...

Mackinac Island Farm-to-Ferry Thrives at Grand Hotel & Mission Point

Two Mackinac Island chefs find inspiration in locally sourced farm-fresh produce and artisanal goods—it’s just a matter of getting them across the...

Hit St. Ignace Trails for Fall Color Hiking in Upper Peninsula

PAID CONTENT Head north to explore spectacular St. Ignace trails for fall color hiking in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.As we laced our boots in the...

Add These Northern Michigan Small Bites to Your Must-Try List

Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, has been on the hunt for must-try food finds, local cookbooks and artisan, made-in-Northern-Michigan kitchen...

Red Hot Best: Up North’s Top 7 Places to get Takeout

Whether you’re looking for something quick to grab or you just don’t feel like cleaning up after dinner - takeout is here for you! From drive-in...

Take a Rare Look Inside Mackinac Island’s Historic Cottages

Mackinac Island is known for car-free adventures, natural beauty and, of course, historical homes. Learn more about the history of Casa Verano, Day...

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Upcoming Northern Michigan Events

23jun01decPAPERWORK: Exhibition Call-for-Entries(june 23) 1:00 am - (december 1) 12:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI 49636

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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

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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!

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