Mackinac Island:
The Jewel of the Great Lakes

Enjoy beautiful vistas, shopping, and carriage rides during the day, and watch the city transform at night with its happening music and bar scene.

When you step off the Island Ferry Dock, you will be in a living Victorian village.

Mackinac Island is the truly "all natural" theme park of America.  Limited to transportation of horse and buggy, bicycle or foot, surrounded by water, it has escaped the vast changes of time.

On this four-square mile island, experience bustling, quaint downtown shopping, skipping stones into Lake Huron or miles of tree lined trails on the island interior. 

Explore the historic Fort Mackinac, enjoy the hustle and bustle of the downtown, try the different varieties of homemade fudge or relax at the Grand Hotel, famous for the movie "Somewhere in Time."  Once you've visited our beautiful Island, you will find that it is your island, too.


Escape your everyday. Experience the breathtaking views of the harbor, incredible sunsets under The Mighty Mack, over 80 miles of lush hiking and biking trails and crystal clear water. Mackinac Island is the ultimate place to unplug, relax and experience beauty the way nature intended.

Hustle & Bustle

Escape your everyday. Mackinac Island's hustle & bustle look distinctly different than what you may be accustomed to. Feel yourself becoming more relaxed on the ferry ride over to the island. Once you arrive take in the sights, sounds and smells that ARE Mackinac Island. Take a walk through 82 miles of state park.


Escape your everyday. Commuting on Mackinac Island is unique. Get around by water vessel, foot, horse or bike - no cars allowed on our island. Relax and submerge in the natural beauty that surrounds you. Come discover why Mackinac Island is voted one of the best islands in the United States.

Island Life

Leave the ordinary at home this summer and set sail for picturesque Mackinac Island. A place filled with forts and uncharted paths. Horse rides, bike rides and games we play all day. Come immerse yourself in the majesty and sanctuary of Mackinac Island.

Under The Radar

Join Pure Michigan and Under the Radar for a free virtual trip around Mackinac Island

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