Mackinac Island is packed with tourists, otherwise known as “fudgies,” every summer. Walking the main street just off the ferry terminal can feel overwhelmingly touristy, but if you get off the beaten path and away from the gazillion t-shirt and fudge shops, there’s quite a lot to do on the island.
Mackinac Island for the …
Romantic – Circle the island (8.2 miles) on a bicycle built for two.
Oddball – Circle the island on a penny-farthing.
Drifter – build a tower of stones on one of the many beaches along the bike trail
Naturalist – Hike to the natural limestone Arch Rock
Horse Lover – Mackinac Island is one of the few places where you can ride a horse freely without a guide.
Warrior – Visit Fort Mackinac and fire the cannon.
Pacifist – Find the underwater heart from the lookout point at Sunset Rock. Traditionalist – Stay at the Grand Hotel. You’ll love their after 6pm formal dress code.
Movie Lover – Watch Somewhere in Time and relive the scenes from the Grand Hotel and the island.