News — Mackinac Island

74th Lilac Festival Recap

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The 74th Lilac Festival is one we won't soon forget!   It was such a busy 10 days of fun events, beautiful sights and smells, and the hustle and bustle of having YOU visit! Here are some of our favorite captured moments from the Lilac Parade this past week!

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Mackinac Island Summer Bucket List

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It feels like summer is officially here on Mackinac! ☀️  Each day we are a little busier and each day it’s getting a little sunnier and warmer! We can’t wait for school to be out for the summer and the season to really get going! If you’re visiting Mackinac Island, we have put together a Summer Bucket List of some of the best spots to visit + activities to do. The best part is - everything is family friendly! Save this post for later when you’re planning your vacation on Mackinac!  Any bucket list items we forgot? Be sure to...

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Mackinac Island Favorites

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As you’re starting to plan your 2022 Mackinac Island vacation, here are a few of our Mackinac Island favorites!  Picnic Spots: A classic picnic is the perfect outing for a family or a group of friends visiting the island! Some of the best places for picnics include: Marquette Park or Windermere Point! Doud’s Market has all the perfect picnic essentials to make your meal special and tasty! If you decide to eat at Windermere Point, you can always grab food from the Dog House which has delicious hot dogs and hamburgers! Bike Rides: A favorite bike ride on the island...

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A Family Business

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Doud’s Market is truly a family business. Did you know that Andrew is the 4th Generation to own and operate Doud’s Market?  Andrew is the son of Stephen Doud and took over ownership in 2007. That winter, he completely closed Doud’s Market to do a complete remodel of the store to make things better for the customer experience and reopened in April 2007.  The store previously was called Doud's Mercantile and Andrew changed it to Doud's Market. He brought back fresh meat, produce, a deli and full-service grocery store.  In 2015, Andrew was fortunate to expand the market into where...

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A Little Bit of Doud's Market History

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It's hard to imagine what life was like dating back to 1884. 138 years ago, brothers Patrick and James Doud, decided to open Doud's Bros grocery store. At the time, the location was on top of the now Starline Dock. In 1938, the Doud Bros. building caught on fire during the night. They had to relocate which is where Doud's Market now currently stands. Patrick Doud decided to branch off on his own and begin building houses on Mackinac Island. He built several beautiful homes that are still present today. A few to name are: the governor's summer residence, Market...

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