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Biking

With over 70 miles of natural and paved trails, Mackinac Island is great for biking. Explore the interior or the island’s eight-mile perimeter on picturesque (and paved) Lake Shore Boulevard (M-185) — the only interstate in the nation that does not allow personal motor vehicles.

Highlights along the way include Arch Rock, British Landing, Brown’s Brook, Devil’s Kitchen, and fantastic views of the Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Bridge. Use the Mackinac roads and trails map to guide you, or visit the Concierge Desk for ideas and to customize your biking adventure.

Biking around the island is relatively flat, and generally takes 1-1½ hours. Refreshments and restrooms are available at the halfway point. Special Grand Hotel box luncheons are available and can be enjoyed at any of the picnic spots throughout the Island. Call 906-847-3331 for more information.

Please note: Arch Rock Plaza will be closed from September 11, 2023 – April 2024 as construction of the $7.5 million Milliken Nature Center begins at the area. More information can be found on the park website.

Mackinac Island Bike Rental Prices

Bicycles are available for rent at the Woodlands Activity Center starting at 9:00 AM. There is a two-hour minimum rental on all bicycles. All prices are per bike or Burley. Please note: All bikes must be returned by 5:00 PM. 2024 pricing coming soon.

Adult Bikes

Children’s Bikes

Burley Cart

Bring Your Bike to Mackinac Island

We welcome you to bring your own bicycles to Mackinac Island. Guest bike parking is located across the street from the hotel, behind the Grand Hotel Pro Shop. Please bring your own bike lock.

At this time, electric bicycles are prohibited within a city that prohibits the use of non-emergency motor vehicles. However, the use of electric bicycles is allowed by individuals with a qualifying condition, in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. For more information, visit the City of Mackinac Island website.

Children riding bikes

Cedar Grove Bike Track

Kids, bring your parents. Cedar Grove Bike Track is the newest addition to Woodlands Activity Center, where beginners 12 years old and younger can learn how to balance, corner, and brake while having fun and building confidence.

At nearly 400 feet long, Cedar Grove flow trail was custom designed for Grand Hotel — complete with small rollers, berms and brims that young riders can enjoy repeatedly. All riders will be fitted with a bike and safety gear prior to their ride. Open daily.

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Romance on Mackinac

Celebrate your special occasion at Grand Hotel, the perfect location to get away from it all for your anniversary, honeymoon or romantic getaway. Choose from two packages depending on your ideal vacation.

During a romantic two-night stay, take time for yourselves to sit back, relax, and indulge, while we take care of all the details with flowers, fudge and champagne, fine dining and more; plus add even more romance with a private horse-drawn carriage ride and Afternoon Tea, available on the longer length of stay package.