Information & Facts
The climate of Mackinaw City is influenced by the lakes, with
cool breezes moderating the summer heat, and winter bringing a
snowy, icy winter wonderland. Spring and summer are the best time
to visit for outdoor activities, although there may be occasional
thunderstorms. Autumn is also a lovely season, with mild days and
cool nights, ideal for exploring the countryside. In winter the
area is blanketed in deep snow.
Visitors to Mackinaw City can make use of the Mackinaw Trolley
Company, which offers 2,5 hour tours of the city, pointing out
attractions and narrating its history. There are many charter buses
all over the city as well as Shepler's ferry, which carries
passengers to and from Mackinac Island in a little over a quarter
of an hour. Rental cars are available for hire and drivers require
a valid driver's licence. Travellers are advised to mind Mackinac
Island's prohibition of the use of vehicles on its land.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.