50 Fun Things To Do In Mackinac Island

Far north by Michigan’s UP is the beautiful resort area of Mackinac Island. Covering only 3.8 square miles, the island is located in Lake Huron and provides an incredible vacation spot and an even more relaxing place to live. There are a variety of fun things to do and see while exploring Mackinac island from the beautiful scenery to the beaches to quaint lodging. Enjoy some sailing at sunset and taste some incredible food next time you stop by. Here’s 50 of our favorite activities to try out next time you’re in the area:

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Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

Celebrate Mackinac’s lilac collection every year in June at Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

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Mackinac Island State Park

Explore Mackinac Island State Park with its Historic landmarks, breathtaking vistas, spectacular rock formations, quiet forests and inspiring nature trails

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Mackinac Island Sailing Charters

Experience the thrill of steering a 50 foot custom offshore racing sailboat with Mackinac Island Sailing Charters

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Fort Mackinac

Hike uphill to Fort Mackinac for a Top Notch history lesson and get a chance to fire the cannon

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Haunted Theatre

Prepare for a scare at Haunted Theatre

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Mackinac Island Bike Shop

Bike through the city for an unforgettable sightseeing experience by renting from Mackinac Island Bike Shop

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Wawashkamo Golf Club

Get in the swing with a 72 hole course at Wawashkamo Golf Club

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Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory

Experience free-flying exotic butterflies in a lush garden environment at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory

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Great Turtle Kayak Tours

Do the 2 hour “Sunrise Tour” of Arch Rock and the Bay with Great Turtle Kayak Tours

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Arch Rock

Climb the stairs to see the Arch Rock: a Natural rock bridge soaring 149 feet above the Straits of Mackinac

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Sanders Candies

Top off a night in Mackinac Island with a scoop of ice cream or tasty fudge flavors at Sanders Candies

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Maze of Mirrors

Let the mirrors trick you at Maze of Mirrors

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Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry

Sip a cocktail as you enjoy a romantic sunset cruise with your someone special at Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry

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Round Island Lighthouse

Appreciate the pretty sights at Round Island Lighthouse

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Mackinac Bridge

Drive over Mackinac Bridge for spectacular view of the straits of Mackinac

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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park

Soar like an eagle on the zip line during the Adventure Tour at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park

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Haunts of Mackinac

Experience Mackinac Island’s spooky side on an evening tour through the city’s most eerie locations with Haunts of Mackinac

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Fort Holmes

Amble up 141 stairs to the top, to get the best views of the Island from Fort Holmes

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Grand Hotel Stable

Take a leisurely ride around the island in a drive-your-own carriage with Grand Hotel Stable

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Headlands International Dark Sky Park

Camp under the stars & enjoy shooting stars at Headlands International Dark Sky Park

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Colonial Michilimackinac

Pay a visit to Colonial Michilimackinac: an 18th-century fort and fur trading village

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Liberty Lego Display

Give your kids’ creativity a thorough workout at Liberty Lego Display

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The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World

Meet butterflies up close and personal at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World

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Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc

Let your imagination soar at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc

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The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum

See a lot of stuff in the small building of The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum

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Mackinac Bridge Museum

Visit historic artifacts at the Mackinac Bridge Museum & learn about the bridge’s construction

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Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises

Sail the Straits of Mackinac with Shepler’s Lighthouse Cruises

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Jack Pine Lumberjack Show

Watch the lumberjacks competing in the exciting events at Jack Pine Lumberjack Show

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Biddle House

Catch a glimpse of early island life at Biddle House: Often referred to as the oldest house on Mackinac Island

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Robert Stuart House

Spend an hour going through Robert Stuart House for some interesting artifacts

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Mackinac Wheels

Explore the city’s miles of bike trails by renting from Mackinac Wheels

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Mackinaw Crossings

Hang out, shop, eat, do the spa thing, or just people watch at Mackinaw Crossings

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Mackinac Island Carriage Tours

Experience the History and Charm of Mackinac on a narrated carriage tour of the island with Mackinac Island Carriage Tours

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Animal Tracks

Play some putt putt and do Zip-lining at Animal Tracks

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Mackinac Trail Winery

Get into the tasting room at Mackinac Trail Winery

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WaWatam Park

Picnic on the beach at WaWatam Park

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Spy Quest Laser Maze

Take on the Spy Quest Laser Maze by yourself or with a partner

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Mackinaw Parasailing

Spend a fabulous day of fun in the sun & sea with Mackinaw Parasailing

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Emmet County Beach

Take in the beautiful sunset view on Lake Michigan with a short walk at Emmet County Beach

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Chasin' Tail Charters

Fish the big Lake Michigan for Salmon & Trout with Chasin’ Tail Charters

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Arrowhead Carriages

See the real beauty and spectacular views of Mackinac Island by riding with Arrowhead Carriages

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Ugly Anne Boat Cruises

Sip & sail on a sunset cruise with open bar at Ugly Anne Boat Cruises

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Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

“High Tail It” to Mackinac Island with Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

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Jack's Livery Stable

Experience the joys of horseback riding with Jack’s Livery Stable

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Mackinac Revealed

See what makes Mackinac so special with Mackinac Revealed

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The Jewel at the Grand Hotel

Play golf while enjoying scenic beauty, lush landscaping and meticulously manicured tees, fairways and greens at The Jewel at the Grand Hotel

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Mackinac Cycle

Take a free self-guided bicycle tour through the city with Mackinac Cycle

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Eagle Point Cave

Grab a map and head out on your bike to find Eagle Point Cave in Mackinac Island

This resort island city offers plenty of awesome activities for all ages. However, there may be more to Mackinac Island than we listed off — make sure to let us know if we missed something!

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