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Doud's Market: A 4th Generation Family Business

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This blog post was originally posted on the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau's Website Here: https://www.mackinacisland.org/blog/douds-market-is-a-fourth-generation-family-business/ Dating back to 1884, Doud’s Market has been in existence for 138 years. Current owner, Andrew Doud is a fourth-generation market owner and proudly carries on the family tradition to this day. Andrew took over the market in 2007 and closed the store for an entire winter to do a complete renovation on the market. The result? A truly impressive market on a small island that stocks fresh produce, fresh meat, pizza, beer, wine, liquor, and snacks. Plus, a substantial deli and bakery as well as specialty foods for...

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Fall on Mackinac

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We love Mackinac in the fall! Are you planning a trip to visit this fall? The weather is cooler, the streets are quieter and it’s just a beautiful time to visit with the leaves changing! We love spending the fall days exploring different parts of the island! Our fall bucket list this fall includes: A lunch from Doud’s and a picnic in the park - this is one of our favorite things to do, no matter what the season!  Biking Around Mackinac. The fall leaves are SO pretty to see!  Stopping at the Cannon Ball for Donuts + Cider. The...

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Fort Mackinac

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Planning a fall trip to Mackinac Island? We have so many ideas of ways you can spend your trip!  A spot that many people forget to visit is Fort Mackinac! It’s an amazing site on Mackinac that is full of history. Don’t miss out on the chance to visit and learn more about Mackinac’s incredible history! There are a total of 14 exhibits for you to visit at Fort Mackinac, including some locations on Market Street. Fort Mackinac does an incredible job of making it interactive and very interesting for all ages - including the kids in the group!  Once...

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Music in the Park on Mackinac Island

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Shot from Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau  Did you know that there is live music in Marquette Park weekly on Thursday nights? Grab a lawn chair or blanket and settle in with friends for a night of fun and good tunes!  Music in the Park is hosted by the Mackinac Arts Council weekly on Thursday evenings! This is such a fun time to enjoy good music while on vacation. In August, there is a spectacular line up of artists - including Michigan Rattlers!  We personally are really excited for Music in the Park on August 25th - this is the yearly Mackinac’s...

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The Mackinac Dog House

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When you’re on Mackinac looking for a quick lunch with incredible views, consider stopping by The Dog House, located at Windermere Point! The Dog House is the must stop hot dog spot on Mackinac! Here are some recent reviews of The Dog House:  Looking for quick and inexpensive while you are having a bike ride look no further. Its a simple spot with the basics being hotdogs, brats, and burgers. Also, they offer root beer floats. The view where you sit is surreal. Great place for an ice cream and a great view. The menu is delicious, but also meant...

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