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Highlights in Mackinaw City

  • Mackinac Island ferry
  • Mackinac Bridge
  • Lakeside getaway
  • Historical sites
  • Family-friendly activities

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Where two Great Lakes come together

Mackinaw City is located at the base of the world-famous Mackinac Bridge, where Lake Huron and Lake Michigan meet. It’s a fantastic destination for families, couples, nature lovers, and history buffs seeking a peaceful getaway. There is plenty to do and see, including swimmable beaches, historical landmarks, lighthouses, forts, and top-rated restaurants! There’s no better way to enjoy this relaxing vacation destination than by staying at a cabin near the lakeside.

Finding your perfect Mackinaw City cabin

Staying in a cabin in Mackinaw City is the perfect way to fully embrace your peaceful lakeside getaway. Whether you prefer to stay closer to the downtown area, near the bridge, or somewhere with lakeside views, there are several options available. Most cabins in this area come equipped with high-speed internet, full kitchens, and all the modern amenities you’ll need to stay comfortable. Large cabins are available for big groups and families, with smaller cabins available for couples or solo travelers. Pet-friendly cabins are available for those traveling with pets.

Travelers and activities

Mackinaw City for history buffs

Mackinaw City is a great place to explore Michigan history. It is home to several historic sites, museums, and lighthouses! Visit Colonial Michilimackinac Historic State Park, one of the top historical attractions in the area. The park is home to a reconstructed 1700s French military outpost and fur-trading village. You can participate in a tour that demonstrates how Native Americans, soldiers, and civilians maintained the fur trade, which was their livelihood at the time. The Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum is a U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker built during World War II. You can do a guided tour inside the massive ship to see the captain’s quarters, engine room, sickbay, mess deck, and more.

Mackinaw City for families

Hop on a trolley with Mackinaw Trolley Company for an experience the whole family will enjoy. This is a great way to do some sightseeing of the area. The trolley visits all the most iconic landmarks and points of interest, including the Mackinaw Bridge! For the best food in town according to locals, head to Audie’s Restaurant where the whole family can enjoy casual and fine-dining options. There’s a Family Room serving home-cooked meals and a separate fine-dining area with an upscale menu and massive wine selection.

Despite its name, Mackinaw City is actually a village, not a city! The village has a population of 806.

Top 7 travel tips in Mackinaw City

1. Visit Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park

This 625-acre state park originally began as a sawmill site in the late 1700s. Today, you can visit the old sawmill structures, which are well-preserved and still standing. There are 3.5 miles of nature trails around the park where you can explore the forests and surrounding area.

2. Eat and shop in Downtown Mackinaw City

Downtown Mackinaw City is home to several unique shops and delicious restaurant options. Here you can browse art galleries, boutiques, vintage shops, tea stores, a candy factory, bookstores, and more. For casual dining, Darrow’s Family Restaurant offers a menu of hearty comfort foods. Rusted Spoke Brewing Co. is a fun place to try unique dishes in an industrial-style dive bar. Go to Scalawags Whitefish & Chips for some of the best fish dishes, including fish & chips, in the area!

3. Visit Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

Founded in 1889, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse is situated in Michilimackinac State Park and marks the junction of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Participate in one of the daily tours to learn about how the lighthouse played a key role in helping ships navigate through the dangerous waters of the Straits of Mackinac.

4. Explore Headlands International Dark Sky Park

For fresh air, spectacular lake views, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, and great night-time star-gazing, head to Headlands International Dark Sky Park. There are several walking trails and an abundance of wildlife to be discovered. You can walk along the lake or bring a blanket for a picnic. The best time to visit is for the sunset and then stay until the sky is totally dark so that you can enjoy the spectacular night sky.

5. Take the Mackinac Island Ferry

The Mackinac Island Ferry is only about a 20-minute ride from Mackinaw City, making this a fantastic day trip option. Mackinac Island is filled with fascinating activities and points of interest, including, horse-drawn carriage tours, historic forts, riding bikes along the lake shore, and exploring the quaint, charming downtown area.

6. McGulpin Point Lighthouse

McGulpin Point Lighthouse was constructed in the mid-1800s to protect ships from storms, dense fog, and other dangers until the early 1900s. Today you can visit the lighthouse, walk around the grounds, and learn more about the in-depth history of the structure.

7. Swim and relax at Gary R Williams Memorial Park

Head to the sandy, lakeside beach at Gary R Williams Memorial Park. You can swim, have a family picnic, and soak up the beautiful views of the straights and Mackinaw Bridge all at once!

FAQs: Cabins in Mackinaw City

Which types of facilities can you typically find at the cabins in Mackinaw City?

When looking at the services offered by Holidu, it appears that the cabins in Mackinaw City offer everything that travelers desire! Here, the cabins generally have a variety of amenities, the most popular being: barbecue (100%), internet (100%), and balcony (80%)...What are you waiting for?

How are the reviews for the cabins in Mackinaw City?

The cabins here are often well rated. Many (70%) have a rating of 4.5 stars, which suggests that here, it is possible to find a cabin for your next vacation!

Are the cabins in Mackinaw City suitable for family vacations?

According to the Holidu data, 100% of cabins in Mackinaw City are suitable for families with children, it should therefore be very easy for you to find the ideal cabin for you and your children.

Are the cabins in Mackinaw City pet-friendly?

Yes! In Mackinaw City, 30% of the cabins accept pets, 20% also have a garden!

Do the cabins in Mackinaw City generally offer an internet connection?

Yes! According to Holidu's data, 100% of cabins in Mackinaw City include an internet connection. This means that you will be able to access your emails and favourite social media sites during your stay!

Do the cabins in Mackinaw City often have a fireplace?

Certainly! According to the data collected last year, 60% of the cabins in Mackinaw City are equipped with a fireplace. This is the ideal destination to spend the winter months!

Are the cabins in Mackinaw City suitable for vacations with the whole family or better for an escape as a small group?

According to last year's Holidu data, 100% of cabins welcome families of up to four people. Approximately 90% of the cabins here include at least two separate bedrooms. Mackinaw City is the ideal destination for families of four!

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