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Mackinac Island is one of the jewels of the Midwest, and I’m sharing my must-do Mackinac Island guide today on the blog: from where to stay and eat to what to do on the island, it’s all here!
When I was younger, my family used to travel to Mackinac Island for several summers while my dad raced in the Bayview Mackinac Race. We would send him off from Port Huron as one of the crew on our old neighbor’s sailboat, and then we would drive up to the island and meet him at the end (for the party!). It has been over 15 years since I last visited Mackinac Island, and so I was super excited to visit with my husband and his family recently!
So in honor of our recent trip, today I’m sharing my “must-do” Mackinac Island guide, covering everything you need to know about where to stay, what to pack, where to eat, and what to do!
This can depend on when you are planning to visit, but most hotels on the island close for the winter season (for a list of the hotels that are still open in the winter, visit the official Mackinac Island website here). So generally speaking, I would recommend making sure you pack the following:
Here are some of my favorite items I packed for this trip:
And be sure to check out my featured outfits from the trip:
Besides the obvious eating and drinking followed by fudge consumption, there are a ton of activities to do on the island. This place is the nature lover’s best friend! Our favorite activities from the trip included:
Overall, Mackinac Island is the kind of place that you’ve got to visit more than once to fully appreciate all it has to offer. On our next visit, we hope to kayak to nearby Round Island (an uninhabited island nearby which is almost entirely taken up by a national state park), and to bike through the interior of the island, which has some of it’s own interesting secrets!
Now it’s your turn: if you’ve been to Mackinac Island before, what was your “must-do” activity? If you haven’t yet visited, what are you most looking forward to? Share with me in the comments below!
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