Destination: Mackinac Island, Michigan
Featured with Lake Huron Cruises
Located on Lake Huron, Mackinac Island cruises bring you to a unique island with the perfect lakeside town. Over four-fifths of Mackinac Island is a state park, where you can hike or ride on one of the island's horses to your hearts content. In Mackinac Island State Park, you'll find miles and miles of trails, each taking you to phenomenal views of Lake Huron.
Exploring the town of Mackinac Island, MI
In the quaint Mackinac Island town, residents enjoy a relaxing, laid-back lifestyle oriented around life on Lake Huron. Since 1898, the island has banned motor vehicles of any sort, with the exception of emergency services. Virtually everyone in town either walks, bicycles, or rides a horse to get wherever they need to go. This interesting choice by the island only makes it even more of a tranquil place -- a break from reality, if you will. Inside the town, you'll find numerous places to shop among the Victorian architecture, from chocolate stores to boutiques to cafes.
When Mackinac Island cruises arrive, we always recommend checking out the wide array of historic sites and museums. Floating right on Lake Huron, this island has played a big role in the maritime history of the Great Lakes.
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Best things to do in Mackinac Island, MI
Stop in at the Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel is one of Mackinac Island's most famous locations. Featuring an old-world charm, the Grand Hotel is a National Historic Landmark. It offers some of the best hospitality, along with tours, dining, an ice cream parlor, and golf.
Hike to Arch Rock in Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock is arguable Mackinac Island's most recognized natural feature. This stone arch stretches across part of the island, 146 feet above Lake Huron. It's a wonderful hike, but you can also opt for a bicycle or carriage ride to see Arch Rock.
Explore historic Fort Mackinac
This historic fort was built around the time of the American Revolution, and was used by British and American forces. Today, the well-preserved spot features a museum, along with demonstrations that reveal how life at the fort went hundreds of years ago. If you visit at the right time, you may even get to see a real cannonball fired off!
Updated 1/19/21 - lls