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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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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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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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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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