Things to Do on Mackinac Island


Great Turtle Kayak Tours
Professionally guided tours and rentals on a single or tandem kayak or stand-up paddleboard (located on the beach behind Martha’s Sweet Shop and the Horse Corral Mall).

Sip ‘n Sail
Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry offers the Island Royal Queen III; tours are approximately 90 minutes long.

Mackinac Arts Council Music in the Parks
Great live folk music is scheduled for Thursday evenings in July at Marquette Park.

Art Workshops at Mackinac Art Museum
July workshops feature talented artists in the fields of drawing, watercolor and acrylic painting, outdoor photography and jewelry making.

Visit one of the beautiful greens at The Grand Hotel’s The Jewel, the historic Wawashkamo Golf Glub or Mission Point’s The Greens of Mackinac.

Ugly Anne Straits Area Tour Company
A fun way to learn about the history of the Straits area on this U.S. Coast Guard certified charter boat ride around the island.
Dream Seeker Charters
Try Great Lakes fishing and catch a big salmon or trout! Ride on a Sport Craft hard-top boat, fully equipped with electronics and gear.

EUP Fishing & Charters
Take a relaxing ride on a hard-top sport fishing boat fully equipped with electronics and gear.

The island has four small malls that offer a wide variety of clothing, jewelry, great gifts, wines, spa items and more. The Grand Hotel and Mission Point Resort also have fun shops to browse. Downtown has a variety of clothing stores, toy stores, jewelry shops, fine home gifts, souvenir shops and art galleries to enjoy. ♦


In addition to touring the island on your own or with a guide, visit these wonderful museums that detail the area’s past from its religious culture to its horse and carriage history.

Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
Showcasing fine and decorative arts on three levels, it includes interactive exhibits.

Stuart House Museum
Home to 1800s fur trader John Jacob Astor, it highlights island history.

Tower Museum
Rising eight stories high, it offers a great view in addition to local history.

Horse in History Museum at Mackinac Community Equestrian Center
This collection of photographs showcases the island’s horse heritage.

Surrey Hills Carriage Museum
The island’s carriage history is presented and it also features a working blacksmith shop and gift shop.

St. Anne’s Church Museum
Learn about the religious beginnings of the island since the 1600s and the contributions of Jesuit and Catholic immigrants.


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