Fort Mackinac (Mackinac Island)

The cannon blasts, the rifles fire, the soldiers march and history comes alive. The oldest building in Michigan and 13 other historical structures boast exhibits explaining everything from military training and battles to medical treatments to family life within the fort.

More than just a military outpost, Fort Mackinac served as a home for soldiers and their families and eventually the headquarters for Mackinac National Park, where tourists to the island visited the great fortress on the bluff, much like they do today.

Fort Mackinac:

 

 

7127 Huron Rd, Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Mackinac Bike Barn

Owner Jim Fisher lives, eats and sleeps bicycles. This Mackinac local knows practically every square inch of the Mackinac Island State Park and as an involved participant in the competitive world of Michigan cross country mountain bike racing, he enjoys sharing his love of biking with family and friends on this beautiful freshwater gem we call home.

In 2005 Jim decided Mackinac Island needed a higher quality alternative when it came to bike rental and repair. His love of hard work compliments his ethics as a business owner, constantly striving to do the right thing…at any cost. Jim’s differentiating plan began with renting and selling quality bikes while providing a top-notch repair shop and a well-stocked store known for fair pricing. This winning combination has pleased consumers since opening day and has enabled us to open the Mackinac Bike Barn in 2012!

Our businesses are continually staffed by year-round island residents, providing you with incomparable bike and Mackinac knowledge! Stop by today and allow us to welcome you into a knowledgeable, friendly bike-loving environment!

7411 Main St.
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 

Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, Inc.

Experience the History and Charm of Mackinac on your narrated carriage tour of the island!

Prepare yourself for a tour like no other! What you will experience is by far the most enjoyable and authentic way to view the island. Keep in mind there are no set departure times. You will be on the next available carriage once you have purchased your ticket at the ticket office.  Approximate tour time: 1 hour & 45 minutes

We are pet friendly! Small dogs welcome on a lap. Larger dogs may require purchase of a child ticket.

7278 Main St.
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 

Mackinac Island State Park

Mackinac Island State Park was established in 1895. For twenty years before that it had been Mackinac National Park, the United States’ second national park. Today, over eighty percent of Mackinac Island is State Park property, and most of this park land remains in its natural condition to be enjoyed. A great variety of historic and natural resources provides something of interest for every Mackinac Island visitor. Historic landmarks, breathtaking vistas, spectacular rock formations, quiet forests and inspiring nature trails are just minutes away. The sites are accessible by foot or bike, rented horse or buggy, sightseeing carriages or horse-drawn taxi.

Mackinac Wheels

Owner Jim Fisher lives, eats and sleeps bicycles. This Mackinac local knows practically every square inch of the Mackinac Island State Park and as an involved participant in the competitive world of Michigan cross country mountain bike racing, he enjoys sharing his love of biking with family and friends on this beautiful freshwater gem we call home.

In 2005 Jim decided Mackinac Island needed a higher quality alternative when it came to bike rental and repair. His love of hard work compliments his ethics as a business owner, constantly striving to do the right thing…at any cost. Jim’s differentiating plan began with renting and selling quality bikes while providing a top-notch repair shop and a well-stocked store known for fair pricing. This winning combination has pleased consumers since opening day and has enabled us to open the Mackinac Bike Barn in 2012!

Our businesses are continually staffed by year-round island residents, providing you with incomparable bike and Mackinac knowledge! Stop by today and allow us to welcome you into a knowledgeable, friendly bike-loving environment!

6929 Main St.
Mackinac Island, MI 49757