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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 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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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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The Perfect Fall Day on Mackinac

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We love October days on Mackinac! The weather is cooler, but it has been so sunny throughout the month of September. If we were to plan a perfect day on Mackinac, this is what we would do: Wake up from our stay at the Above Mackinac Condos, right above Doud’s Market and Good Day Cafe.  Head to Watercolor Cafe for wonderful breakfast and fantastic views! Watercolor Cafe is right on the water and a lovely little cottage turned into a cafe and art studio. It’s a spot you don’t want to miss while on the island! After breakfast, head to...

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