e-BIKE POLICY ON MACKINAC ISLAND
RECREATIONAL E-BIKES ARE NOT PERMITTED ON MACKINAC ISLAND.
Requirements for E-Bike Use: (All must apply)
-Class 1 e-Bike only
-Must have a Mobility Disability
-No Throttle on e-Bike
-e-Bike must not exceed 20 MpH
-e-Bike must be pedal assist
-E-Bikes must be stored 30 feet from all hotel entrances (per Hotel policy)
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how to get here and what to see
events & entertainment
With live entertainment and special events happening all season long, review the Pink Pony Calendar to make plans to participate in the entertainment or event that is right for you.
Want to see more images of the property and island? This collection of photos will provide a wonderful sense of what the Resort and Island are all about.
The Pink Pony Gallery may even have a picture of YOU!
How to Get Here
For those traveling from point’s south (for example: Detroit Metropolitan Airport), follow I-75 north to Mackinaw City or St. Ignace and watch for the well-marked exits to the boat dock of your choice. For those traveling from points north, follow I-75 south to St. Ignace or Mackinaw City to the boat dock of choice. To use internet mapping services such as MapQuest, please use zip code 49701 (Mackinaw City) or 49781 (St. Ignace boat) to create a route. Because motor vehicles are restricted to emergency or state vehicles only (medical, fire and police), there are no personal motor vehicles permitted on Mackinac Island.
Main Land Parking
There is ample parking convenient to the boat docks with valet service and unloading and loading service available. Upon arrival in Mackinaw City or St. Ignace, luggage will be tagged for the hotel.
On the island-side, helpful dock porters will transport the luggage to the hotel until check-in, at that time they will be happy to deliver the luggage to the room. (Gratuities are appreciated) If you are bringing your own bicycle to the Island, you are responsible for getting it to and from the boat dock to the hotel. Before returning to the mainland, luggage can be tagged and held at the front desk until you depart the Island. At that time, Dock Porters will transport the luggage to the specified ferry dock for the departure.
Delta offers flights to Pellston Airport (airport code PLN) from most major cities. Mackinaw Shuttle (located inside the Pellston Airport) can provide transportation to the boat docks upon arrival, and also provides services to and from Traverse City’s Cherry Capitol Airport (airport code TVC) with carriers Delta and United.
North Country Aviation located in Gaylord, Michigan offers special rates on charter flights from Gaylord or any other airport in northern Michigan to Mackinac Island.
Fresh Air Aviation provides service from St. Ignace, and Beaver Island to the Island. Charter flights are also available.
Mackinac Island is especially suited to aviators and welcomes private air travelers offering views of boreal forests, bogs, marshes, springs, bridges and buildings that quietly speak of our history of place in the American experience. Operated by the Mackinac State Historic Parks, Mackinac Island Airport 45° 51.89′ N 084° 38.24’W features a 3500′ runway with daily monthly and annual landing fees.
Taxi service can provide transportation via horse-drawn carriage from the ferry docks or airport to the hotel. Reservations are required. Please call Mackinac Island Carriage Tours at 906-847-3323 for advanced reservations.
Renting a bike or bringing your own?
Bringing your own bicycle? There is a round-trip charged by both ferry companies for bringing your own bicycle to Mackinac Island. The charge includes your round-trip and the temporary bicycle license. (every bike must be licensed)
Bikes can be parked in front of The Lilac Tree Suites during daytime hours (inside the white line) but must be parked in public bike areas overnight. If you leave your bike on the street overnight there’s always a chance your bike will be impounded. The Lilac Tree doesn’t have indoor or private bike storage for guests, however public bike parking is within a one to two minute walk away.
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Island Main events
Looking for that special excuse to get to the Island? These links provide many details about the fun and exciting special events that take place during a season on Mackinac!
Mackinac Island comes alive with many special events during a season. Click on any of these links to learn more. Which one will make Mackinac Island the spot for this year’s get-away?
Things to do
There are many fun and interesting things to do on Mackinac Island. Rent a bike and ride around the island or hire a self-driven horse drawn carriage. For the history buffs there is Fort Mackinac and guided walking tours.
While the choices are many, here are a few suggestions:
Kayak in the Straits of Mackinac with Great Turtle Kayaks.
Take a Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour.
Explore the Mackinac Island State Park. Make sure to find Arch Rock, Sugar Loaf, and Fort Holmes.
Explore the island on a bike or hike the many trails found on the “Inside” of the island. Bike rentals are available in the downtown area.
Take a step back in history to the 1800s at Fort Mackinac.
Take horse-riding lessons or spectate at the Mackinac Island Equestrian Center.
Eat some world-famous Mackinac Island Fudge at any of the excellent fudge shops on the island.
Check out the Historic Downtown and find out how people lived in the early 19th century. Tickets are available through the Mackinac Island State Park.
Looking for fun things to do on Mackinac Island? Check out The Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau for a list of adventure-based activities on Mackinac Island.