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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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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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Horses & Bikes on Mackinac

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Horses and bikes are an essential piece of Mackinac Island’s history and current way of life! Have you ever stopped to think about how groceries get from the supplier to Doud’s Market?  When getting groceries to Mackinac Island, a truck is loaded with supplies. The truck drives to the Arnold Freight Ferry Dock  in Saint Ignace to await a ferry ride across the Straits of Mackinac. After the ferry ride, the truck is unloaded on the docks onto a horse drawn drey. The drey then transports the groceries to Doud’s Market. The horse usually pulls on the side street, where...

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Picnic Spots on Mackinac Island

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  When visiting Mackinac Island, there are so many different options of things to do, places to visit and restaurants to eat at! If you’ve been more than once, you usually have a list of your favorite places to visit and stop by.  If you’re a local, work on the island for the season, or have visited enough times, then you know what we’re going to say is a local favorite: a picnic lunch from Doud’s Market. Doud’s Market has a full service deli at the back of the store. The meat at the deli is sliced daily and then...

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Doud's Market History

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  Doud’s Market is the oldest family-operated grocery store in the United States of America! When you step foot into Doud’s Market, you are supporting local family business in such a special way - as the family business has been operated in 1884.  Next time you come in to shop with us, take a moment to notice the family pictures on the walls - pictures of James and Patrick Doud who founded Doud’s Market back in 1884. Notice the pictures of what Mackinac Island used to look like back in the day! Things have changed over the years - Doud’s...

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