Mackinac Island and resort area, encompassing only 3.8 square miles of land area, has something for every traveler.Take your pick from different events organized throughout the year, bicycle rentals, historic parks, tours, spas, golfing, and entertainment attractions. There is a long list of events you can choose from. Perhaps these events can also help you to decide your travel timelines.
Events to check out:
- Lilac Festival from 3rd June 2016 to 12th June 2016
- Lilac 10K Run/Walk on 4th June 2016
- Mackinac Island Star Spangled Fourth on 4th July, 2016
- Bell's Beer Bayview to Mackinac Race, from 16th July 2016 to 18th July, 2016.
- Chicago Yacht Club's Race to Mackinac, from 23rd July 2016 to 25th July, 2016
- Fudge Festival, from 19th August, 2016 to 21st August, 2016
What makes this place so special?
You can take your pick from rugged outdoor activities, carriage tours, horseback riding and breathtaking coastal views. On this island time stands still. You can easily become a part of history.
This island is home to the second oldest national park in America. The Mackinac Island State Park covers more than 80% of the island. You can visit this park at any time of the year. You will be amazed at the rich bio-diversity.
If you are a fan of water sports, you can try kayaking, boating, sailing, and fishing. In case you are not a big fan of water sports, there is nothing to worry about;you can go hiking, biking or even horseback riding.
Party the night away!
Once you have soaked in the culture and heritage of the island, why don’t you unwind by partying the night away. There are many places playing live music, night clubs and pub crawl & bars. You can choose from big band, folk, rock, country, jazz, or blues – choose what you want to party to.
What to eat?
There are many eateries there where you can try different cuisines according to your own palate. Be experimental and try out all of the local cuisine.
When is the best time to travel?
All year round – yes, you can visit the island at any given point of time. However, in order to avoid the large number of tourists at certain times, you might want to plan around the kid’s school summer vacation and the school winter break because so many families visit during these times.
What to carry with you?
Carry appropriate clothes depending on the time you are planning to travel. If you are planning to go for horseback riding or hiking, bring appropriate boots. And yes, don’t forget to bring your camera; after all you will need to build memories, won’t you?
Go ahead and call your travel agent and tell him about your travel plans. It is always a good idea to book in advance.