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6 Family Activities For A Trip To Mackinac


Mackinac is the northern most point of Michigan’s lower peninsula and one of the state’s most popular vacation destinations. Check Mackinac Island city off your bucket-list and head UP.


Here are 6 things everyone must do when they visit Mackinac:


Eat fudge

You can’t go to Mackinaw City or Mackinac Island without indulging in fudge! Here are some places to try.


Go To The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel is iconic. Stay over night or simply stop by for the photo-op, either way make sure you stop by Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor for a delicious sweet treat.


Explore Fort Mackinac

Fort Mackinac has the oldest building in Michigan. Take a self-guided tour of the fort and other historical structures that were used for military training, medical treatment and enjoyed family life. Sit back and relax at the Fort Mackinac Tea Room for lunch or a late afternoon snack.


Travel By Horsepower

Experience the motor-less lifestyle of Mackinac Island and take a horse drawn carriage ride or go for a ride and explore the city on horseback.


Cross the Mackinac Bridge

The Mackinac Bridge is a 26,372-foot-long suspension bridge – one of the largest in the world! Don’t miss the chance to drive across and at least step foot in Michigan’s Upper Pennisula.


Headlands International Dark Sky Park

The Headlands became one of the first 10 International Dark Sky Parks in the world in 2011 and it’s the perfect place to cuddle up and take in the stars (and satellites).


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About Carrie Budzinski

Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..

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