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17 Must-Visit Michigan Islands

Michigan Islands?
That’s right. When you think about the mitten-shaped state of Michigan, the word “island” doesn’t come to mind. Beautiful lakes? Check. Amazing hiking trails? Check. Culinary craft? Check. All four seasons? Check. The list goes on and on.

But now, Islands?
Michigan offers all there is to have in a state and more, and now these 17 Must-Visit Michigan Islands are ones to add to the top of your to-do list when it comes to new treasured experiences in Michigan. From populated islands to remote isles, there is an island in Michigan for you.
For a memorable escape and a unique adventure, these Michigan Islands will have you forgetting you’re located in the Midwest.

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15 Reasons to Visit Mackinac Island MI (2022 Travel Guide)

It’s America’s summer place: a mix of Victorian charm; sweet chocolate fudge; rich history and pure northern Michigan magic.

It’s Mackinac Island, a seaside resort and crown jewel of Michigan tourism that sits quite majestically at the tip of the Michigan mitten (also known as the lower peninsula).

Visitors to the island aboard a Mackinac Island ferry can’t help but be awed by the island’s beauty, especially once the wide white façade of the Grand Hotel comes into view.

A vacation destination for travelers from across the world, this national historic landmark is a must on your vacation bucket list for a day-trip; weekend getaway or extended vacation.

The island is also the Governor’s summer residence, so you’re in good company if you decide to visit then.

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15 Places to Find Petoskey Stones in Michigan: Rock-Hunting Guide

Michigan’s state stone, the Petoskey stone and its lesser-known cousin, the Charlevoix stone

are favored unique treasures for beach-goers. Though elusive and sometimes tricky to find, these stones remain a beloved symbol of our Great Lakes and the magnificent shores along them. So how do you find the elusive Petoskey stone?

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BEST Michigan Beach Towns (2022): Your Ultimate Guide to FUN

We ALL agree that Michigan beaches are amazing…but have you heard about our Michigan Beach Towns?

We’re talking about those spots just beyond the sparkling water and sandy beaches where you’ll find food, fun and memories…and if you’re lucky perhaps a glass of wine or craft beer and something fun to take home with you.

The very best beachtowns combine a little bit of everything: proximity to sparkling sand and surf; a walkable downtown area with plenty of fun shops and boutiques to browse and pick up a trinket or two; comfortable benches and/or a park to rest a bit; and some good restaurants or cafes to sample the local food.

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Most Exciting Things to Do on Mackinac Island 2022 Guide

If you haven’t visited the beautiful Mackinac Island MI, it should be at the top of your Michigan bucket list. Nothing is quite like it – the lakeside views while biking on the coast; the quaint, car-free village with a connected community; the mouth-watering fudge on virtually every corner of the island.

With a Mackinac Island Michigan guide like this one, you’ll be able to plan your vacation and explore Mackinac without missing anything. Whether you’re getting ready for a solo trip to Mackinac or you’re visiting Mackinac Island with kids and other family, there is an endless supply of things to do and enjoy during your stay. Also, if you’re looking for Mackinac Island date ideas, you’ve come to the right place!

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25 Best Things to Do in Michigan with Kids

There’s no question that Michigan is made for kids, an ultimate playground filled with loads of amazing outdoor attractions, and some pretty cool indoor ones, too.

If you’re planning to vacation in Michigan with kids, a Michigan summer vacation getaway, or simply need some fun spring break activities, look no further than these great kid-friendly Michigan adventures.

Each one is sure to leave your children smiling, and we’re pretty sure you’ll be smiling too.

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