Dog Friendly Activities in Mackinac Island, MI

There are 18 dog friendly activities in Mackinac Island. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Mackinac Island.

Pet Friendly Mackinac Island State Park
Mackinac Island State Park Explore the beauty of Michigan in Mackinac Island State Park. Leashed pets are welcome throughout the beautiful park, so your pup can join you as you explore the wonder of nature and the historical experiences found within the park. Make sure to wander in and around Fort Mackinac - the oldest building in Michigan. Throughout the year, special events are held at the fort, but any day is a good day to see the great fortress and learn more about the history of the site through programs and exhibits. See Details
Pet Friendly Mackinac Island Carriage Tours
Mackinac Island Carriage Tours Mackinac Island Carriage Tours is pet-friendly. This horse and carriage tour will take you and your pooch around Mackinac Island. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on board and if they're lap dogs, they ride for free. Larger dogs are allowed for the price of a child ticket. See Details
Mackinac Island Bike Shop Mackinac Island Bike Shop is pet-friendly. No matter what size dog you have, Mackinac Island Bike Shop has a bike rental that will suit you. Tiny dogs will fit in the free basket that comes with each rental. Small dogs will fit in the back of an adult tricycle. Medium dogs will fit in a Burley trailer. And large dogs will fit in a custom-built kennel trailer for dogs. All rentals come with a fee basket, helmet, and water. They are open every day of the week from 8am to 7pm. See Details
Windermere Point After grabbing a chili dog, soft serve, or lemonade at the Doghouse, take your pup down to the beach to cool her feet or let her run around on the large lawn at Windermere Point. There is a strong current here, so swimming isn’t allowed (for humans or dogs). See Details
Traysers Trading Post Traysers Trading Post is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join you for some souvenir shopping in the Trading Post on Mackinac Island. Traysers Trading Post is open every day of the week from 10am to 5pm. See Details
Dog Run at Mackinac Island State Harbor Dog Run at Mackinac Island State Harbor is a pet-friendly recreation spot. Your pooch can stretch his legs at this small, unfenced dog run at Mackinac Island State Harbor. There are poop bags available, so you can clean up any mess left behind. See Details
Great Turtle Kayak Tours Dogs are welcome on all Great Turtle Kayak Tours as long as your bring your own doggie life jacket. Learn to kayak or paddle board from pros in the calm waters of the Mackinac Island marina and Haldimand Bay or explore the natural rock formations, wildlife, and lighthouses of Mackinac Island, Mackinaw City, St. Ignace, Round Island, and Bois Blanc Island on a guided tour. They are open every day of the week from 5am to 10pm. See Details
Island House Hotel Bike Rentals The Island House Hotel has a bike rental kiosk that’s open to the public. If you have a small to medium-sized dog, they will fit nicely in the Adult Tricycle’s basket. Island House Bike Rental is open every day of the week from 8am to 6pm. See Details
Great Turtle Toys Dogs are welcome at Great Turtle Toys on Mackinac Island. It’s a great place to pick up a kite if you’re headed to Windermere Point. See Details
The Artists Market of Mackinac Island Dogs are welcome in The Artists Market of Mackinac Island. Established in 2015, this market features an ever-changing curated collection of handmade goods from established and emerging artists and makers. The Artists Market of Mackinac Island is open every day of the week from 9:30am to 8:00pm. See Details
Ryba's Bicycle Rentals Reba’s Bicycle Rentals is a family-owned business with Burley Carts for small to medium dogs. Hourly, daily, and overnight rates available. See Details
Little Luxuries Dogs are welcome in Little Luxuries on Mackinac Island. Don’t miss the table of gourmet dog treats! They are open every day of the week from 9:30am to 8:00pm. See Details
Mackinac Bike Barn Mackinac Bike Barn is pet-friendly. Bikes are their passion here, where they offer rental bikes, a bike specially fitted for your Mackinac adventures. Visit their shop for cool bike gear and souvenirs of your visit to the island. Bring your pooch along to share in a Burley cart rental. They are open Friday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm. See Details
Foxy Need a t-shirt to remember your trip to Mackinac Island? Or show your love of pugs? Foxy has both! Dogs are welcome to enjoy the air conditioning while you shop. See Details
Monster Tees Dogs are welcome in Monster Tees screen printing and souvenir shop in Mackinac Island. Bring your pooch along to sniff out some memorable items to take home with you. See Details
Mackinac Cycle Mackinac Cycle is pet-friendly. They offer a large selection of bicycles with baskets, adult tricycles and pet carriers for rent. All rentals come with a free basket, helmet, and water. Mackinac Cycle is open every day of the week from 8am to 8pm. See Details
Poppins Dogs are welcome in Poppins on Mackinac Island. They have some great ‘Mackinac’ dog bowls that will let you bring a little bit of the island home. They are open every day of the week from 9am to 10pm. See Details
Mackinac Wheels Mackinac Wheels is pet-friendly. They have Burly carts available for dogs who want to cruise the island, instead of walking. They are open every day of the week from 8am to 8pm. See Details
Colonial Michilimackinac While spending the day on Mackinac Island with your pup, be sure to visit Colonial Michilimackinac. Explore the historic 18th-century fort and fur trading village, shop in the museum shop, and experience life as it was in the 1700s. Leashed dogs are welcome at this historic site. See Details
Mackinac Island Mackinac Island is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on Mackinac Island. As there are no cars on the island, horse and buggy rides, bikes, and Fido's four paws are the only way around. You'll find nice trails and outdoor restaurants throughout the island to enjoy with Fido. Humans must clean up after pups. Dog owners can call (231) 436-5023 or (800) 638-9892 for information on ferry rides to the island. See Details
Shepler's Ferry Shepler's Ferry carries two- and four-legged passengers to Mackinac Island from Mackinaw City and St. Ignace. The ride takes between 15 to 25 minutes. Leashed dogs are permitted free of charge. See Details
Starline Mackinac Island Ferry, Mackinaw City Dock #1 Leashed dogs are welcome on the ferry and ride for free. Star Line is the only Fast, Fun and Family Friendly, Hydro-Jet Ferry service to Mackinac Island. People of all ages enjoy the exhilarating ride on our boats, which produce the unique Water-Jet rooster tail. See Details
North Western State Trail The North Western State Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Mackinaw City! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Petoskey to Mackinaw Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Gaylord to Mackinaw City Rail-Trail The Gaylord to Mackinaw City Rail-Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Cheboygan! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Gaylord to Mackinaw City Rail-Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details