Pet Friendly Vacations

Pets on Mackinac Island

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Pet friendly vacations in Michigan can start on Mackinac Island. It is a great place to bring your dog for a wonderful outdoor adventure. There are miles of Island trails, so you and Fido can spend endless hours exploring in the State Park. Keep your eyes open for a variety of beautiful Michigan wildflowers.

It is important to keep your dog on a leash and with you at all times! Also, remember to bring a supply of pick-up bags with you; there are plenty of waste cans to accept them when they’re full!

Good News!

The ferry companies will allow your special 4-legged friend to travel with you to the Island, free of charge. And, if you decide to take a carriage tour, your pet can ride free with if you can hold him on your lap. If not, you will be charged the price of a child's ticket for the doggie seat! But at least he can take the tour!

Many Mackinac Island restaurants will allow your pet to stay with you during your meal, especially those that serve outside, such as The Cannonball, Mary’s Bistro and Bistro on the Greens. There are others too, just inquire at the entrance.


If you visit during The Lilac Festival, be sure to attend the annual Mackinac Island Dog and Pony Show at Windermere Point.
It features D.E. Wallens Wild West Show and is great fun for young and old alike.

There is a veterinarian on Mackinac Island so don’t worry about being without special care should your pet need it.

Mackinac Island offers many accommodations for perfect pet friendly vacations!

Lodgings for Pet Friendly Vacations

Mackinac Island Pet Friendly Lodgings

  • Harbor Place Studio Suites - located downtown by the Shepler's Ferry Dock. Call (800) 626-6304 for reservations.
  • Mission Point Resort

  • Park Place Suites - Located on Market Street, just a block off Main Street, this lodging has a great location, private yard and quaint porch. (906) 847-8194
  • Sunset Condominiums - Located near Stonecliffe, the Sunset Condominiums have views of the lake and some of the Mackinac Bridge. Contact 800-473-6960

Mackinaw City Pet Friendly Lodgings

  • Super 8 Mackinaw City Beachfront Area
    519 South Huron
    Mackinaw City, MI, US 49701
    Hotel Phone: 231-436-7111
  • Super 8 Motel Mackinaw City Bridgeview area
    601 North Huron Avenue
    Mackinaw City, MI, US 49701
    Hotel Phone: 231-436-5252
  • Holiday Inn Express Mackinaw City
    364 Louvingney
    Mackinaw City, MI, US 49701
    Hotel Phone: 1-231-4367100
  • Baymont Inn and Suites Mackinaw City
    109 S. Nicolet Street
    Mackinaw City, MI, US 49701
    Hotel Phone: 1-231-4367737
  • Days Inn and Suites Bridgeview Lodge
    206 North Nicolet Street
    Mackinaw City, MI, US 49701
    Hotel Phone: 231-436-8961
  • Econo Lodge Mackinaw City
    712 South Huron
    Mackinaw City, MI, US 49701
    Hotel Phone: (231) 436-5777
  • Anchor Inn and Suites Mackinaw
    138 Old US 31
    Mackinaw City, MI, US 49701
    Hotel Phone: 231-436-5553
  • Travelodge Mackinaw City
    150 Old US 31 P. O. Box 298
    Mackinaw City, MI, US 49701
    Hotel Phone: 231-436-7900
  • Days Inn Mackinaw City Lakeview
    825 South Huron Street
    Mackinaw City, MI, US 49701
    Hotel Phone: 231-436-5557

Pet Friendly Vacations can be wonderful if you do some planning in advance.

Insider Tip: Bring water with you when you explore the trails; both you and your dog will be happy that you thought of it! FYI...There is a drinking fountain at Arch Rock if you are headed in that direction.

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