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Fall at the Windermere

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristy Aug 10, 2009. 2 Replies


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What makes Mackinac Island special to you?
Honeymooned there and have been visiting for 41 years! Worked 15 summers with the Scout Service Camp - Mackinac Island Governor's Honor Guard Troop #609, it's a restful, peaceful place esp. at night.
What is your favorite island activity?
Hiking through the interior of the island, visiting Fort Mackinac.

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Where is the Chippewa Webcam?

Posted on August 2, 2011 at 5:08pm 1 Comment

Hi Mike,

I noticed the Chippewa webcam is gone?  What's up?


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Anyone Know the Date of the 2010 Christmas Bazaar?

Posted on January 10, 2010 at 6:49pm 3 Comments

The title tells it all. I can't find a date anywhere and thinking of going this year. If anyone knows, please post a reply.

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Fall on Mackinac

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 8:05pm 2 Comments

Hi Everyone,

My husband and I just returned from Mackinac this past weekend. I have posted some photos also. It was a cold weekend but it doesn't stop the enchantment of this wonderful place.

The ride back was interesting and for anyone else traveling in the Fall when the weather is unpredictable take the Arnold ferry since it has the largest boat. All passengers had to ride on the lowest level and stay sitting. The captain upon docking at Mackinaw City said there were some 8-10… Continue

Whom God Loves He Gives a Home At Mackinac

Posted on September 21, 2009 at 7:51pm 1 Comment


The above title is an old Native American saying and its on a plaque in the Scout Barracks behind the Fort.

I began my love for Mackinac on our honeymoom 38 years ago. On a whim my husband and I ended up in St. Ignace to find all the hotels were booked but there would be an opening the next day.

We had a room at the Lakeview Hotel. We were asked if we wanted a room with a bathroom or shared, you know the answer to that one. The floors were hardwood with… Continue

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At 6:31pm on June 29, 2009, Mike Forrester said…
Pat, I'd like to learn more about the program and add some of their activities to the list of things to do on the island. I watched the flag raising a couple of weeks ago. Quite a workout for them going up the ramparts!
At 7:13am on June 28, 2009, Mike Forrester said…
Pat, what a great connection you have to the island! Thanks for joining and have a great trip in October. It's one of my favorite times to visit as well. Mike

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Grand Hotel entrance fee

Started by Tina Fragale. Last reply by maxine teachout Apr 6. 2 Replies

I have read in one place only, that if you enter the hotel grounds from West Bluff or by a horse drawn carriage, there is no entrance fee. Can anyone confirm this?Thanks! TinaContinue

Vow Renewal

Started by Carrie Tippy. Last reply by Karen Kuys Mar 9. 1 Reply

My husband and I are going to be visiting St. Ignace next year in May. We are coming up to meet my birth family that I just found. Next year in April will be our 10 year wedding anniversary and we were wanting to do a vow renewal on Mac Island but…Continue

Wanted - Apartment to rent during offseason

Started by Rita. Last reply by Aimee Oct 10, 2013. 1 Reply

Does anyone know of any apartments to rent during the offseason?  I work from home so I would like to experience living on the island during the fall and winter.Continue

The Silver Birches

Started by Tina Fragale. Last reply by Susie A Senn Aug 2, 2013. 1 Reply

As I continue to do my homework, I am finding more and more things to see and do on the island. I think we will need more than a week!! Today, I stumbled across The Silver Birches. Can anyone tell me more about this? Thanks!

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