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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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Winter on Mackinac

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Are you wanting to come to Mackinac for the winter season? But don’t know what to do while on Mackinac Island?  Once we have snow on the ground, it’s a great time to hit the trails with your cross country skis or snowshoes. If you don’t have either of those, you can still just hike - you just have to be aware of how deep the snow is on the trails! It’s so much fun to experience your favorite Mackinac trail while on the snow - it’s a completely different experience!  There are snowmobiles and horses still on the island,...

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Biking on Mackinac

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M-185 is the only interstate in the ENTIRE country to ban automobiles. When cars were first invented, they came to the island. But in 1898, they were banded to protect the way of life on Mackinac Island.  Bikes play such an incredibly important role on Mackinac Island, as the main way of transportation for most people. Have you adventured much on Mackinac? M-185 is an iconic spot to bike when visiting the island, but next time you’re here for more than a day, we recommend trying some of the trails that are a little off the beaten path! Here are...

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