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Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Golf Courses

Northern Michigan’s rolling hills and scenic overlooks make it a unique place for a spectacular game of golf. What are you waiting for? Throw your...

Red Hot Best 2021: Top 7 Northern Michigan Hiking Trails

Northern Michigan’s incredible scenic landscapes and miles of marked trails have long made it a hiker’s paradise, whether you’re climbing sand dunes...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Beaches

With more than 3,000 miles of freshwater coastline, it’s no surprise that Michigan has some ROCK-ing beaches! You voted for the Top 7 beaches in...

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...

Your Mackinac Island Vacation at the Renovated Mission Point

PAID CONTENT A huge renovation at an iconic property and a declared 'Year of Celebration' combine to make this a great time for a Mackinac Island...

5 Summer Cruises You Can’t Miss on the Straits of Mackinac

There's so much to see along the Straits of Mackinac, and the best way to experience it all is aboard a Star Line or Shepler's ferry cruise. From...

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Events

You voted for the Top 7 Events in each Northern Michigan region and the results are in. From small-town coastal art festivals to record-breaking...

Red Hot Best 2021: Top 7 Up North Outdoor Dining Restaurants

In the wake of Covid-19, restaurants have embraced open-air dining as the way of the future; many using the natural backdrop of Northern Michigan to...

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Mackinac Island Hotels, Horses and History

Grand Hotel History, Tips for Visiting and More

Mackinac Island Fudge Known World-Wide

The Gruesome Breakthrough of William Beaumont

Guide to Mackinac Island Hotels & Inns

Horses are King on Mackinac Island

Beyond the Scenes on Grand Hotel Opening Day

Upcoming Northern Michigan Events

07may01octSmall Works Holiday Exhibition - Call For Entry(may 7) 9:00 am - (october 1) 5:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center

28may(may 28)9:00 am19aug(aug 19)3:00 pmFood Is Art / Art Is Food(may 28) 9:00 am - (august 19) 3:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center

31may12:00 amAlden Dinky Doors"Dinky Doors" have appeared in Alden, Michigan!(may 31) 12:00 am Alden, Michigan, Alden, Michigan

18jun(jun 18)10:00 am04sep(sep 4)5:00 pmBeneath the Moon and Under the Sun: Landscape Paintings by Heidi A. Marshall(june 18) 10:00 am - (september 4) 5:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey, 461 E Mitchell St, Petoskey, MI 49770

18jun(jun 18)10:00 am04sep(sep 4)5:00 pmPast Is Present: A Dart Featured Artist Retrospective(june 18) 10:00 am - (september 4) 5:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey, 461 E Mitchell St, Petoskey, MI 49770

Mackinac Island Outdoors

A Guide to Biking Mackinac Island

Outside in a Mackinac Island Winter

Mackinac Island Restaurants, Trails, Craft Drink & More

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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’s 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!

Mackinac Region Videos

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  • Mighty Mac Bridge Run
  • Mackinac Island Fall
  • How Do You Pronounce It? Mackinaw vs. Mackinac
  • A Day on Mackinac Island
  • Go Back to the Year 1776 at Fort Michilimackinac
  • Mackinac Island - Grand Hotel Kitchen
  • Biking Mackinac Island
  • The Beauty and Adventure of Winter on Mackinac Island

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