There’s no better way to spend the day on Mackinac Island than with your favorite furry friend. Did you know that Mackinac was voted as one of the Top Ten Dog-Friendly Travel Destinations You Don’t Want to Miss by Parade Magazine? From outdoor patios made for basking in the sun to lodging accommodations fit for the whole family — including members with four legs — here’s our comprehensive guide to dog-friendly Mackinac.
Charlie, Mackinac Island's Most Popular Dog
If you’re looking for a not-to-be-missed event this Saturday, pull up a chair at the annual Dog & Pony Parade during the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival. Once a year, canines — and yes, there are a couple ponies as well — come dressed to impress. The parade begins on the boardwalk in front of the school at 11 a.m. and ends at Windemere Point. Presented by the Mackinac Island Dog & Pony Club.
Restaurants (on patio)