Join people from around the world to taste the island’s world-famous fudge. The many fudge shops downtown offer samples and opportunities to see fudge being made. In season, downtown shops make 10,000 pounds of fudge each day.
Visit Fort Mackinac, where demonstrations and tours by costumed interpreters are scheduled throughout the day. Experience fine and decorative arts inspired by Mackinac through the ages at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum. The Biddle House, featuring the Mackinac Island Native American Museum, was the home of Agatha and Edward Biddle, merchants who moved in around 1830. As an Anishnaabek woman, Agatha and other indigenous people witnessed their culture subjected to immense changes in the 1830s.
Experience the island at a leisurely pace on a narrated horse-drawn carriage tour. Go through downtown to Surrey Hills, Arch Rock, Fort Mackinac and past Grand Hotel.
Original Butterfly House & Insect World is an 1,800-square-foot tropical garden filled with hundreds of live butterflies from four continents. At Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, observe hundreds of tropical and native butterflies.
Rent a bicycle from one of the many bike shops and ride the 8.2-mile perimeter road, M-185, along the water. It is a relatively flat route that takes you along the Native American Cultural Trail, past geological formations like Arch Rock and Skull Cave, with a halfway point where you’ll find Cannonball Drive Inn. You can get ice cream, beverages and a bite to eat.
The island offers 1,600 unique guest rooms. Book rooms in a resort, like Grand Hotel or Mission Point Resort, or hotels like Lake View Hotel, Island House Hotel and Murray Hotel.
Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau