News — Mackinac

Celebrating 140 Years!

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Join us in celebrating 140 years as America’s Oldest Grocery Store! We are proud to serve the community of Mackinac Island. Doud’s Market opened in 1884 by brothers Patrick and James Doud. The initial Doud’s Market was located where the current Starline Dock is today. Due to a devastating fire, Doud’s Market located to its current location on the corner of Main Street, next to Marquette Park. The Doud Family has been an integral part of the history of Mackinac Island - Patrick Doud, which Patrick Doud’s Irish Pub is named after - was an island carpenter who had involvement...

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About Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island

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When you come to visit Mackinac, there are always so many shops to stop in and check out! One of the shops we always recommend to stop into is Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island - Nicole Doud’s boutique gift shop.   Nicole started Little Luxuries back in 2009, with a love of boutique shopping and a love for Mackinac! She had little retail experience at the time, but Nicole knew her weekend shopping trips to cute stores and small towns with mom growing up had to count for something! Things like using a cash register were eventually learned, but traveling...

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Sip n' Sail Cruises

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Are you starting to plan your 2023 visit to Mackinac Island? Think about taking a Sip n’ Sail Cruise! The Isle Royale Queen III and the Robin E offers a variety of different cruise options. Enjoy setting sail on the water at sunset with live music from incredible musicians! Or enjoy a history cruise learning more about Mackinac from Island's former and esteemed Director Emeritus of Mackinac State Historic Parks, Phil Porter.  Other cruise options include Bourbon Under the Bridge, Bloody Mary & Mimosa Tour and more.  Sip n’ Sail Cruises are also available for private rentals. Plan you family’s...

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Budget Friendly Tips for Visiting Mackinac

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Looking to visit Mackinac Island with the family, but need to keep the trip budget friendly?  Here are a few tips: Fill up your water bottles! Make sure that everyone brings their water bottle from home. There are water fountains where you can fill up your bottles at the public restrooms. Pack a picnic lunch. Pack everyone a picnic lunch and eat it in Marquette Park! Marquette Park is the perfect spot to people watch, see the ferries coming and going and enjoy the sunshine on Mackinac. Bring your bikes across on the ferry. If you bring your bikes across...

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Above Mackinac Condos

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Planning your upcoming summer stay on Mackinac Island? Be sure to check out Above Mackinac Condos! Above Mackinac Condos are located above Good Day Cafe and Doud’s Market! They are the perfect proximity to everything that happens on Main Street! There are three condos located above Doud’s Market and Good Day Cafe - there are (2) 2 bedroom condos and (1) 4 bedroom condo. Each condo is beautifully decorated and ready to host you and your family and friends! The 2 Bedroom Condos Amenities Include: Walk-in Showers Completely Stocked Modern Kitchen Washer And Dryer Air Conditioning Flat Screen TV's Internet...

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