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Take the beauty of Northern Michigan wherever you go! From elegant jewelry to quirky knickknacks to pet items, find something for all  your loved...

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Red Hot Best Dining: 2022 Winners for Best Restaurant & Outdoor Dining

Coastal views and a variety of cuisines make Northern Michigan a great place to satisfy any foodie’s craving! From eclectic eats on Mackinac Island...

The Sport of Stone Skipping: Q&A with World-Record Holder

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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!

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