Mackinaw or Mackinac? It depends on what you’re talking about! The Mackinaw bridge connects the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the rest of Michigan. Mackinaw City is at the south end of the Mackinaw Bridge on the coast of Lake Huron. And Mackinac Island is the legendary island off the coast of Mackinaw City known for its no motorized vehicle rules, quaint but luxurious hotels and bed and breakfasts, natural beauty, great restaurants, and fudge. We spent 2 days exploring the Macks and had a great time… the area has a lot to offer!