ICYMI: Mackinac Island News

Mackinac Island is a Great Lakes hub for enjoyable activities, relaxing adventures, and soaking up the good life.

In our new series ‘In Case You Missed It’, we’re doing the hard work to keep you informed on all of the important news and views of America’s Favorite Island.

 1. We just shared recently the exciting update of the new Great Lakes Cruise that will sail from Niagara Falls to some of the most exciting islands in North America. Operated by Smithsonian Journeys and luxury cruise line Ponant, the tour starts in Toronto and continues to Detroit with stops along the way to Mackinac Island and ending in Milwaukee. To learn more about booking, go here.

Great Lakes Cruise Toronto Milwaukee Mackinac Island

        Photo Credit: Frédéric Michel 

 2. To build off these new Great Lakes Cruise experiences, it looks as though the city of Milwaukee plans to build a $7 million dollar ship dock to accommodate this growing industry.

3. As you’ve read on our other blog posts, Horn’s Bar is one of our favorite haunts. Their top notch staff is friendly and fun. One of their very own, Jesse Bader, each year sets off on a hiking journey raising money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Read more about Bader’s incredible journey and effort here. 

4. The Threads of Mackinac team loves the outdoors and when paired with food: Priceless. Check out MLIVE’s coverage including insight from our founder and creative director Micah Paldino on 9 ‘absolutely stunning’ places for a picnic on Mackinac Island.

Mackinac Island Picnic

5. Did you know that our Amazon packages are delivered via horse? Well, now you do. Amazon delivers essentials to part and full time residents and have created a stunning video highlighting the people and mystical creatures of Mackinac who keep its residents equipped with necessities.