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Mackinac-Island , also called Mackinaw Island, is one of the most unique places in the whole country. Located on Lake Huron between Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas, Mackinac Island is a virtual Victorian era theme park. No cars are allowed on the island, transportation is limited to horse & buggy or bicycle. (The island is reached by ferry from nearby Mackinaw City or St. Ignace.) As soon as you step off the ferry, you have entered a village that looks much as it would have in the early 20th century. Main Street is lined with gift shops, art galleries, boutiques and restaurants. The Victorian architecture, carriages and blue water of Lake Huron creates an unbelievable picture - so don't forget your camera. Mackinac Island, in fact, was the setting for the romantic movie, "Somewhere in Time," starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. The island is eighty- percent State Park and walking and carriage tours are available, with hiking, biking and horseback riding being some of the other activities favored by visitors. Shopping and dining are part of the overall experience of Mackinac Island, where everything from local pubs and taverns to world-class restaurants featuring an array of European dishes are available. The island is also home to three National Historic Sites and an outdoor family waterpark. In 1999, Conde Nast Traveler placed Mackinac Island in the "World's Twenty Most Beautiful Islands," for scenery and environment.

Surrounding areas: St Ignace, Michigan (4.8 mi), Mackinaw City, Michigan (7.8 mi), Carp Lake, Michigan (15.1 mi), Les Cheneaux Islands, Michigan (15.9 mi), Cedarville, Michigan (16.4 mi), Cheboygan, Michigan (16.8 mi), Mullett Lake, Michigan (23.3 mi)

Mackinac Island Vacation Rentals

Mackinac Island Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Lake View Hotel1 Huron StMackinac Island, MI (906) 847-3384
Thunderbird Motor Inn10 S State StST Ignace, MI4.3 mi.(906) 643-8900
Comfort Inn Beachside927 N State StST Ignace, MI4.9 mi.(906) 643-7733
Holiday Inn Express965 North State StSt Ignace, MI4.9 mi.(800) 906-0201
Quality Inn Lakefront1021 N State StST Ignace, MI5.0 mi.(906) 643-7581
Days Inn Lakefront & Suites1067 North State StSt Ignace, MI5.2 mi.(906) 643-8008
Days Inn St Ignace1074 North State StSt Ignace, MI5.2 mi.(906) 643-7777
Aurora Borealis Motor Inn635 W US 2ST Ignace, MI6.3 mi.(906) 643-7488
Rodeway Inn750 W US 2ST Ignace, MI6.3 mi.(906) 643-8511
Quality Inn913 Blvd DrSt Ignace, MI6.3 mi.(906) 643-9700
Super 8 Motel - Mackinaw City601 N HuronMackinaw City, MI7.3 mi.(231) 436-5252
Holiday Inn Express364 Louvingney StMackinaw City, MI7.4 mi.(231) 436-7100
Baymont Inn & Suites-mackinaw City109 S Nicolet StMackinaw City, MI7.5 mi.(231) 436-7737
Days Inn Mackinac Bridge206 N Nicolet StMackinaw City, MI7.5 mi.(231) 436-8961
Econo Lodge At The Bridge - Mackinaw City412 N NicoletMackinaw City, MI7.5 mi.(231) 436-5026
Ramada Inn Convention Center450 S NicoletMackinaw City, MI7.5 mi.(231) 436-5535
Clarion Hotel701 South Huron StMackinaw City, MI8.2 mi.(231) 436-5539
Comfort Suites Lakeview720 S Huron AveMackinaw City, MI8.2 mi.(231) 436-5929
Days Inn- Lakeside825 S Huron StMackinaw City, MI8.2 mi.(231) 436-5557
Econo Lodge Bay View712 S HuronMackinaw City, MI8.2 mi.(231) 436-5777
Econo Lodge Lakeside - Mackinaw City519 S HuronMackinaw City, MI8.2 mi.(231) 436-7111
Embers Motel & Restaurant810 S HuronMackinaw City, MI8.2 mi.(231) 436-5773
Hampton Inn Of Mackinaw City726 S HuronMackinaw City, MI8.2 mi.(231) 436-7829
Northpointe Inn1027 S Huron StMackinaw City, MI8.2 mi.(231) 436-9812
Ramada Ltd Waterfront723 S Huron AveMackinaw City, MI8.2 mi.(231) 436-5055
Travelodge150 Old US 31Mackinaw City, MI8.4 mi.(231) 436-7900
Comfort Inn - Cedarville210 W SR-134Cedarville, MI15.6 mi.(906) 484-2266
Best Western Inn-river Terrace847 S Main StCheboygan, MI17.7 mi.(231) 627-5688
Clearwater Hotel & Condominiums5400 SHR RdBrevort, MI22.7 mi.(906) 292-5506
Holiday Inn Express1600 US 31 NPellston, MI22.9 mi.(231) 539-7000

Mackinac Island Weather & Climate

Michigan's Eastern Upper Peninsula enjoys moderate summers and cold winters. For decades, visitors have been coming to this area to escape the summer heat and enjoy the cooling effect of the lake breezes. The Lakes affect all areas of the weather, and summers tend to be sunny as the cool water of the Lakes chill the air near the earth's surface, producing a stable atmosphere. In winter, the area becomes a wonderland of ice and snow, with an average of between 40-70 inches of snow, depending on location. Rainfall in upper Michigan is generally around 30 inches per year, with occasional thunderstorms in spring and summer. Autumn is sunny with mild days and cool nights - too cold for swimming, but just right for other activities such as fall color tours, antiquing, golfing, and exploring the lake-studded countryside.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 24°F 12°F 1.68 in. -
February 26°F 11°F 1.01 in. -
March 35°F 20°F 1.60 in. -
April 46°F 31°F 2.00 in. -
May 59°F 42°F 2.44 in. -
June 69°F 52°F 2.51 in. -
July 75°F 59°F 2.72 in. -
August 74°F 59°F 2.58 in. -
September 65°F 51°F 3.09 in. -
October 53°F 41°F 2.89 in. -
November 40°F 31°F 2.39 in. -
December 30°F 20°F 1.62 in. -

Mackinac Island Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Pellston Regional Of Emmet County airport (PLN) located about 21 miles southwest of Mackinac Island in Pellston, Michigan, the Chippewa County International airport (CIU) located approximately 27 miles northeast of Mackinac Island in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, the Otsego County airport (GLR) located roughly 58 miles south of Mackinac Island in Gaylord, Michigan, and finally the Alpena County Regional airport (APN) located around 74 miles southeast of Mackinac Island in Alpena, Michigan.

Mackinac Island Attractions

Golf Courses
Wawashkamo Golf ClubMackinac IslandMI 
St Ignace Golf & Country ClubSaint IgnaceMI4.5 mi.
Mackinaw ClubCarp LakeMI13.5 mi.
Hessel Ridge Golf CourseHesselMI13.6 mi.
Wilderness Golf CourseCarp LakeMI14.9 mi.
Les Cheneaux Club & Golf LinkCedarvilleMI16.4 mi.
Cheboygan Golf & Country ClubCheboyganMI16.8 mi.
Mullett Lake Country ClubMullett LakeMI21.6 mi.
Munoscong Golf ClubPickfordMI23.5 mi.
Hidden River Golf & Casting ClubBrutusMI26.9 mi.
Maple Ridge Golf ClubBrutusMI26.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Nubs NobHarbor SpringsMI34.8 mi.
Boyne USA ResortsBoyne FallsMI50.1 mi.
Treetops SylvanGaylordMI57.9 mi.
Shanty CreekBellaireMI67.4 mi.
Sugar Loaf ResortCedarMI90.3 mi.
The Homestead ResortGlen ArborMI93.9 mi.
Crystal MountainThompsonvilleMI112.9 mi.
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf ResortCadillacMI117.7 mi.
State Parks
Mackinac Island State ParkMI0.4 mi. 
Straits State ParkMI4.2 mi. 
Fort Michilimackinac State ParkMI7.7 mi. 
Michilimackinac State ParkMI7.7 mi. 
Wilderness State ParkMI16.2 mi. 
Aloha State ParkMI25.8 mi. 
De Tour State ParkMI30.6 mi. 
Burt Lake State ParkMI32.8 mi. 
Onaway State ParkMI35.6 mi. 
Brimley State ParkMI37.9 mi. 
Mackinac State Historic ParksMackinac IslandMI(History)

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