Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Mackinac Island, MI

Mackinac Island is an island and resort area, located in Lake Huron, at the eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac, between the Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas. In the late 19th century, Mackinac Island became a popular tourist attraction and summer colony. Many of the structures on the island have undergone extensive historical preservation and restoration. Because of its historic significance, the entire island is listed as a National Historic Landmark. The island can be reached by private boat, by ferry, by small aircraft and, in the winter, by snowmobile over an ice bridge. Motorized vehicles have been prohibited on the island since 1898,[40] with the exception of snowmobiles during winter, emergency vehicles, and service vehicles. Mackinac Island State Park covers approximately 80 percent of the area of the island and includes Fort Mackinac, as well as portions of the island’s historic downtown and harbor. No camping is allowed on the island, but numerous hotels and bed and breakfasts are available.

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