Dog Friendly Mackinac

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) 

Round Island Bar and Grill 

Smokey Jose’s 

Fort Mackinac Tea Room 

Carriage House 

The Jockey Club 

Mr. B’s 

Dog House at Windemere Point 



Sew U.P. Style Co. 

Threads of Mackinac  


Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island 



Lucky Bean 

Good Day Café (Outdoors) 

Watercolor Café (Outdoors) 


Mustang Lounge (on patio) 

Ice House BBQ 

Goodfellow’s Wine Cellar 

The Gate House 


Mission Point Resort 

Park Place Suites 

Sunset Condos