Mackinac Island is one of the largest tourist destinations in the state of Michigan. From all of the historic buildings to the natural beauty of the area, like the limestone Arch Rock formation. It's chock full of delicious fudge, food, restaurants and bars, too. Now, a new option is opening for visitors, too.

What's the new pub opening on Mackinac Island?

  • A new Irish Pub named Patrick Doud's is opening this spring on Mackinac Island's Main Street. According to their facebook post, the menu is being worked out and renovations of their new, historical location are underway. MLive reports the owners are relatives of the late Patrick Doud, too.
Credit Patrick Doud's Irish Pub Facebook
Credit Patrick Doud's Irish Pub Facebook

Is Patrick Doud famous on Michigan's Mackinac Island?

  • Many of the homes, businesses and even hotels were built by Patrick Doud on Mackinac Island. Even the governor's summer house, below.
Credit Google Street View
Credit Google Street View
  • If you've ever been to Doud's Market (below), they share the history with everyone, proudly.
Credit Google Street View
Credit Google Street View
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What was originally in place of the new Patrick Doud's Irish Pub on Michigan's Mackinac Island?

  • The new owners are very proud of Patrick Doud's Irish Pub and plan to celebrate the history inside the building once renovations are complete. In fact, they're already sharing some of that history, now.
  • In the early 1900s Patrick Doud replaced Bogan's Drug Store with the building being renovated, today. Take a look back in time:

When does Mackinac Island open for visitors?

  • Technically, there are businesses open year-round on the island. They have a whole page dedicated to opening dates for businesses/tourist visits, etc. Most are late April through October.

The Caves & Rock Formations of Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island's Ski Resort, 1971-1973

The Horses of Mackinac Island: 1900-1960

Historic Mackinac Island Estate Can Be Your Own Private Grand Hotel For $5M

It's not the Grand Hotel, but it sure looks like a miniature version, porch and all. Cairngorm Cottage, built in 1888, is an 8,000 square foot Mackinac Island West Bluff Victorian era home currently on the market for $5,150,000. It features beautifully renovated and decorated rooms that come completely furnished with the selling price. The estate features 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, plus a completely furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath carriage house behind the home. In addition to the magnificent porch with a breathtaking view, the new owner will enjoy a beautifully landscaped backyard with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gazebo, and stone terraced gardens. This piece of Michigan history is a must-see. Take a look!

Inside the $5.9M Cedar-Clad 'Boardwalk Cottage' For Sale on Mackinac Island

This is everything you thought and more. If you have strolled the whimsical streets of Mackinac Island not far from downtown you have surely seen the "Boardwalk Cottage". The unique cedar-clad home is a standout for its design and beauty, and it's no wonder considering who owns the home. The home was built in the 1980s by the McIntire family, the previous owners of The Hotel Iroquois on the island for over 65 years. Much like the hotel that they brought to a legendary stage, the 4200 square foot home is considered one the island's finest.

Inside the home, you will find three bedrooms, each with its own sitting area, walk-in closet, and private bath, each overlooking the Straits of Mackinac. The first-floor master suite will have you waking up with spectacular views of Lake Huron. The outside offers amazing space for entertaining and just taking in all the beauty the home is surrounded by.

Take a look inside.