Mackinac Island--The Jewel of the Great Lakes
Mackinac Island is a special place in Northern Michigan. Not only is in rich in history as both a place where fur trading took place and where a fort was built to protect nearby territories, but it is filled with beauty and things to do.
They are not many places in the U.S. that are as gorgeous as Mackinac Island . It's stunning: a tortoise shaped island surrounded by the aqua blue waters of Lake Huron. The seven-mile long road that goes around the island is a favorite of bike riders and walkers. Vehicles are not permitted on Mackinac Island so transportation takes place by horse drawn carriages and bicycles.
The famous Grand Hotel sits on the bluff overlooking the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge. Many movies have been filmed at the Grand Hotel and on Mackinac Island including "This Time for Keeps" and "Somewhere in Time."
Mackinac Island Weddings
Mackinac Island is a special place for weddings. A top US destination wedding, Mackinac Island Weddings create a lifetime of memories.
Mackinac Island Ferry Boats
Mackinac Island ferry boats carry passengers from either Mackinaw City or St. Ignace. The downtown area of Mackinac Island is nestled beneath majestic Fort Mackinac. The quaint and historic shopping district is filled with small shops including fudge shops. Dining on the Island has everything from tiny places to fine dining.
Carriage tours around and through the island offer a glimpse of the history and importance of Mackinac Island. Special events takes place such as the Lilac Festival where hundreds of varieties of lilacs are celebrated.
Mackinac Island Festivals
Mackinac Island is a place for celebration. Take part in the:
*Jazz Festival and
Board a ferry then hop on a carriage or bike for a visit to Mackinac Island.