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From Arch Rock to Fort Holmes, Yacht Races, Mackinac Island State Park, hiking, horseback riding, Fort Mackinac, Kayaking, Horse and Carriage Tours, Golfing, ghost stories, and more...Mackinac Island offers any kind of fun and adventure you can possibly imagine. And when you just want to relax and enjoy Mackinac's natural beauty, The LAKEWOOD's private beach with breathtaking bridge views, massive porch, and modern amenities are waiting for you to watch the world from our rocking chairs. Contemplate and let your mind wander to the sounds of clip-clopping horses, enjoy the freighters and ferries as they pass by, watch the stars over Lake Huron with the Northern Lights as your canvas. Mackinac Island truly is a magical place and the LAKEWOOD is your home to the fun, and gateway to the majesty of Pure Michigan's Mackinac Island. Click on the pictures below for more details.         

Getting to the LAKEWOOD MACKINAC ISLAND involves numerous forms of transportation, some optional, some strongly recommended. While it's true you could attempt to swim the 8 miles from Mackinaw City or 5 miles from St. Ignace, we wouldn't recommend it, nor will we be held responsible if you try. Most visitors arrive on the island via a 15-minute ride on a high-speed ferry aboard a Shepler's or Star Line boat. Air travel is also available from St. Ignace and Cheboygan on Great Lakes Air. In addition, dock space rentals for private boats in Mackinac Island Harbor can be reserved. The closest airports to Mackinac Island with commercial flights are in Pellston and Sault Ste. Marie, both served by Delta Airlines with Detroit and Minneapolis hubs. Ground transportation to the boat docks is available.

If you're driving up north for a trip to Mackinac Island, guests should take I-75 to exit #338, turn right at the stop sign, and then left into Shepler's complimentary day lot.  Guests staying overnight on Mackinac Island should proceed directly to Shepler's Mackinaw City dock for luggage and parking assistance. All guests entering Shepler's gated dock area will have a 60 minute grace period free of charge for loading and unloading their vehicles.

Free Parking – Star Line offers both day and overnight, free, unsecured off-site parking.  Star Line shuttles will pick you up and bring you to where you board the ferry.

Premium Dockside Day or Overnight Parking  –  Park on the dock near the Star Line ferry for your trip to Mackinac Island, $15.00 per vehicle per day or $15.00 per vehicle per night located in Mackinaw City Only.  Space is limited, first-come, first-serve.

Self-Park Secured –  For our guests wanting to park their own car, Star Line has a fenced-in area located across the street and just to the right of the dock.  We are happy to pick you up at that location after you have parked your vehicle.  Self-Park Secured is $10.00 per night. 

Once you arrive at the Star Line or Shepler's dock on Mackinac Island, the LAKEWOOD is just a block and a half away. Exit the dock and walk left on Main Street. Main Street will bend north after Windermere Point at the Library. Momentarily, the LAKEWOOD will be on your right side across from the boardwalk, our private beach, and Lake Huron. The video below is the path you can take to the LAKEWOOD, but from the opposite direction, the video travels. Welcome to the LAKEWOOD we look forward to your visit! Taxis and baggage assistance is also available at the dock. 

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