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Discover Many Fun Things to Do on Mackinac Island

When it comes to experiences and adventures, the Harbour View Inn offers easy access to the wide range of attractions and things to do on Mackinac Island. Whether you stroll into downtown from the Inn or hop on one of our convenient bike rentals, the best of Mackinac Island is yours to explore.

The finest restaurants, best shopping and most fascinating historical attractions await just outside your door when you stay with us. Our charming hotel complex is ideally located on Main Street, just a short walk from the heart of Mackinac Island. This makes us the perfect starting point to explore all the great things to do and see in the area. Delve into the history of this fascinating island by exploring heritage sites, learn about nature at the Wings of Mackinac Island Butterfly Conservatory or unwind as a horse-drawn carriage carries you past spectacular scenery. 

For recommendations on attractions or assistance with arranging tours, recreational activities or anything else you might want to experience during your visit to Mackinac Island, please do not hesitate to ask our friendly staff.

Ste Anne's Church

St. Anne Catholic Church

Step back in time when you visit this exquisite historic church, located next to the Harbour View Inn.

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Butterfly House

Butterfly House

Marvel at hundreds of colorful butterflies as they flutter around lush gardens at this one-of-a-kind attraction.

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Fort Mackinac

Fort Mackinac

The crack of rifles, boom of cannon fire and rows of marching soldiers bring history alive at this National Historic Landmark. 
 

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Carriage Tour

Carriage Tours

A horse-drawn carriage tour is the most relaxing (and romantic) way to explore the countless sights on Mackinac Island. 
 

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kayaking on the island

Kayaking

Great Turtle Kayaks allow you to learn to kayak or paddle board from pros in the waters off Mackinac Island. 
 

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biking around the island

Biking

For your convenience, the Harbour View Inn rents bicycles in addition to several nearby bike rental shops.
 

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