Experience Timeless Tranquility: Mackinac Island

Looking for a destination that combines natural beauty, rich history, and unique dining experiences? Look no further than Mackinac Island, Michigan. This car-free island, located in Lake Huron, is a dream destination for travelers seeking to step back in time and indulge in the simple pleasures of life.

Arch Rock

Visit Arch Rock, a natural limestone formation that stands 146 feet above the lake level. The breathtaking view from this site offers an unparalleled vista of the lake and nearby islands. It’s the perfect location for a morning stroll to start your day right.

Fort Mackinac

History buffs can’t afford to miss Fort Mackinac. Built by the British during the American Revolutionary War, this fort provides a glimpse into the past. As you wander through its historic buildings, you’ll feel like you’ve traveled back to the 18th century. Don’t forget to take part in one of the historical reenactments!

Grand Hotel Secret Garden 

A visit to Mackinac Island would be incomplete without a walk through the Grand Hotel Flower Gardens. As you wander through these meticulously landscaped gardens, you'll be dazzled by a riot of colors and fragrances, making it an unforgettable experience.

Mackinac Island State Park

Immerse yourself in the serenity of nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Encompassing over 80% of the island, the park offers a variety of hiking and biking trails. The island’s unique geology and diverse ecosystem make it a paradise for nature lovers. Plus, the view from the top of Sugarloaf Rock is a must-see.

Horse-drawn Carriage

Experience the island in the most authentic way possible – a horse-drawn carriage tour. As there are no cars on Mackinac Island, this is not just a novelty but a way of life. It's the perfect way to soak in the sights and sounds at a leisurely pace.

Enjoy Fresh Seafood

The Pink Pony: Located inside the Chippewa Hotel, The Pink Pony is one of Mackinac Island's most beloved eateries. With a menu that boasts a wide variety of fresh seafood dishes, including their renowned whitefish dip, it's a must-visit for seafood lovers.

Carriage House: Situated on the waterfront at Hotel Iroquois, the Carriage House offers a classic dining experience with a menu featuring fresh and locally sourced seafood. Their Great Lakes whitefish and planked whitefish are particularly praised.

The Woods Restaurant: Nestled in the woods of the Grand Hotel's Jewel Golf Course, The Woods offers a unique dining experience in an enchanting, Bavarian-style setting. Their seafood selections are excellent, featuring dishes like lobster bisque and fresh catches of the day.

Try the Fudge 

Murdick's Fudge: A household name on the island, Murdick's has been making fudge since 1887. Their secret recipe, crafted using all-natural ingredients, makes this fudge a must-try.

Ryba's Fudge Shop: Another long-standing institution on the island, Ryba's offers a variety of delicious fudge flavors. Visitors can also watch the fudge-making process right in the store.

Joann’s Fudge: Known for its rich and creamy fudge, Joann’s Fudge is a family-owned shop that has been serving delicious treats on the island for over three generations.


Whether it’s history, nature, or food that you’re after, Mackinac Island has it all. This island promises magical memories, filled with leisurely bike rides, charming horse-drawn carriage tours, and awe-inspiring sunset views. So pack your bags, leave your car behind, and get ready for a trip of a lifetime.


BAM is embarking on a weekend adventure to Mackinac Island on August 11, 2023 and will be returning August 13, 2023. We are looking forward to this awesome trip! 

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