Enjoy winter on Mackinac Island at the Pontiac Lodge. See Mackinac Island as never before – snow covered and tranquil.

Explore our many groomed cross country ski trails scattered throughout the island. At the end of the day relax in your Jacuzzi tub and then go out and enjoy a great meal at the Mustang Lounge!

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November 30 – December 3, 2018
Christmas Bazaar

Selected as one of HGTV’s Top Ten Christmas Towns – kick off the holiday season and pick up unique crafts at the town’s Christmas Bazaar. Snowmobile raffle, tree lighting, live auction, community play and a visit from Santa!

Fort Mackinac Turtle Trek 1/5, 2/2 & 3/2

A unique lantern-lit cross country ski and snowshoeing event on 2 miles of the island’s immaculately groomed trails. Trail begins at Greaney Grove, located next to Fort Mackinac. Bring your own skis, begins at 5:30 p.m.


February 2 & 3, 2019
Mackinac Island Winter Festival

Join us at Great Turtle Park with a bonfire cookout, sledding, snow golf, archery, snow volleyball, broom hockey and more fun games! A Sunday pancake breakfast at the school brings the community together for a raffle, games and voting for pictures for the Mackinac Island Calendar.

March 2019
St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Snow, Fog, Ice…makes for a typical March on Mackinac Island but there will be plenty of Irish Cheer!

The Ice Bridge

When the Straits of Mackinac freeze over, it’s time to pack up your snowmobile and travel to Mackinac Island over the legendary Ice Bridge. Take the trip over and stay the night at the Pontiac Lodge.

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Purchase the Ice Bridge Movie

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