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Mackinac Island Trip Guide

Islands with peaceful parks and preserved history create a soul-reviving escape.

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Downtown Mackinac Island.
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Where to stay

Fairview Beachfront Inn In Mackinaw City, the hotel’s 1,200-foot private beach, indoor water park, great location and affordable rates make it popular with families. From $69. (800) 822-8314; mackinaw-city.com

Chippewa Hotel Waterfront This refurbished 1902 hotel in downtown Mackinac Island overlooks the harbor. Grab a casual bite on the Pink Pony patio. From $175. (800) 241-3341; chippewahotel.com

Grand Hotel For an unforgettable experience, stay at this glorious Victorian-Era landmark, with its purportedly world’s-longest 660-foot front porch overlooking the straits. From $264 per person, including breakfast and dinner. See reviews and ratings. (800) 334-7263; grandhotel.com

Hotel Iroquois Surveying the water from the edge of town, this luxurious Queen Anne-style hotel on Mackinac Island feels like an oasis. From $300. See reviews and ratings. (906) 847-3321; iroquoishotel.com

Metivier Inn Want some character but not too much? Consider this charming (and air-conditioned) B&B on the island. From $220. (866) 847-6234; metivierinn.com

Mission Point Resort Outside of town on Mackinac Island, visitors rent bikes, visit the spa and dine at on-site restaurants. From $229. See reviews and ratings. (906) 847-3312; missionpoint.com 

For information: Les Cheneaux Islands Area Tourist Association (888) 364-7526; lescheneaux.org

Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau (800) 454-5227; mackinacisland.org

Mackinaw Area Visitors Bureau (800) 750-0160; mackinawcity.com

St. Ignace Visitors Bureau (800) 338-6660; stignace.com

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