Mackinaw Island Mi is a common spelling mistake with the correct spelling being
Mackinac Island Mi.
It's a small island in the
Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan.
It's a common mistake spelling it as "Mackinaw" since the gateway city from Michigan's mainland to
is the most popular northern Michigan vacation community of
Mackinaw City is spelled with the "aw" at the end which is French while Mackinac is spelled the British way using the silent "c" at the end. Mackinaw City has many
fantastic family vacation attractions
and has all the
Mackinac Island ferries docks
in walking distance from most of its
hotels and motels.
It's a small island where horses are king since there is an automobile ban. Learning more about
Mackinaw Island Mi
is totally fascinating. There are only 523 people who live on the island year round.
When visiting the Island
you are visiting one of the premier State Park's in the U.S.
And if you can plan your summer vacation during its
Mackinac Island Lilac Festival
you won't be disappointed.
Many people stay in Mackinaw City or St. Ignace but there are terrific
Hotels, Bed and Breadfasts or small Inns on the Island.
Insider Tip: Just don't pronounce Mackinac Island with a hard "k" at the end - Mack-i-knack - or the locals will know you aren't from northern Michigan and will see you as a tourist "fudgie."
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