Where do I start? Since you are going during the Lilac Festival there are many things to see, go to the Chamber of Commerce/Tourist Information booth across from the Arnold Ferry dock (its in between the Murray Hotel and the Carriage…"
"Oh, yes (now you got me started)! We first honeymooned there 41 yrs ago, then visited fairly regular. My daughter served at the Scout Service Camp or Mackinac Island Governor's Honor Guard for 6 summers (for one…"
"Great news to hear the JL will be in good hands (I was getting worried). The Beanery has been such a neat place to hang out and relax I hate to see it go by the wayside.
Hope to visit either in our May trip or June.
"According to what I have been reading in the Town Crier and blogs, the lilacs are right on time--nothing early. My lilacs are just starting to open and I live in mid-Michigan and its right on time for us also.
The Mackinac Island tourist…"
"The Chippewa Hotel webcam is still running. Just go to the Chippewa site and you will see the "webcam" heading. There is a still camera of Main St looking west as well as the 360 degree cam.
I take it you are referring to the hiking trails as far as what not to miss. Get a trail map which is available at the Chamber of Commerce on Main St. next to the Carriage Tour office and Murray Hotel (if you use the Arnold Ferry…"
"Well the deadline is near, Nov. 1st McNally cottage will be a memory. I find it interesting that Mr. Green's webcam on Main St. has changed position (probably so people cannot view the destruction) so we cannot see anything around…"
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
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
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!
I was a Coast Guardsman assigned to the Mackinac Island Life Boat Station 1958-1960. The Station is now the Visitors Center. While living on the island for near 2 years, I met many wonderful Islanders, worked for the City, and rode saddle horses for…Continue