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Businesses create coalition against Line 5; congress introduces legislation to shut down pipeline

Mackinac Bridge

Nearly a dozen businesses from around the state, and country, formed a coalition this month opposing Enbridge’s line 5 under the straits of Mackinac.

Bell’s Brewery, Shepler’s Ferry, and national outdoor retailer Patagonia are among the businesses in the new Great Lakes Business Network. Continue reading

Retired Mackinac Island carriage horse taps into his creative side

Margaret and Nick painting

Margaret and Nick painting

A former Mackinac Island carriage horse is living up his retirement years in Illinois. He’s been tapping into his creative side, with help from his trainer.

Nick may look like your average 22-year old Appaloosa/Clydesdale mix – but he’s far from a normal gelding. Continue reading

Warm weather could offer something new to the Mackinac Island Adventurer


Northern Michigan’s warmer than usual weather could allow ferries headed for Mackinac Island to stay open throughout the winter season.

Allison Abraham is the assistant director for the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau. She said winter tourism on the island isn’t a new thing.

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Mackinac Island on list for most romantic spot in the world


Out of all of the destinations in the world, Mackinac Island is in the running for the most romantic spot.

In a contest held by USA Today, Mackinac Island is currently ranked 2nd out of 20, for the most romantic spot in the world. The island trails Porto, Portugal. But is ahead of spots like the Bahamas, Colombia, and Argentina.

The quaint island is one out of four places in the U.S. to make it on the list.

Voting for the top spot will continue until August 3rd.

To vote for Mackinac Island, follow this link: http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-under-the-radar-romantic-destination/mackinac-island-mich/

Sign of Spring: Horses return to Mackinac Island

Courtesy of Carriage ToursEvery winter, Mackinac Island’s horses are moved to the mainland, where it is cheaper to feed them during the tourism off-season. And every spring, the horses make their triumphant return to the island.
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