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What's your favorite month to visit Mackinac Island?

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What do you think about McNally Cottage being demolished?

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Google Maps adds street level photos of Mackinac Island

Google Maps has added street level photos, captured with their photo sphere, of businesses and landmarks around Mackinac Island. Go to Google Maps by clicking on the map below, then click on the small yellow person at the bottom right of the screen. That will trigger the light blue 'street view' images available on Mackinac Island. Here's the direct link to Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/OEVnd…See More
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Video shot on September 15, 2014 on Mackinac Island, Michigan. Video submitted to The Weather Channel for their use by the Mackinac Island Blog.
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The Sights and Sounds of Mackinac Island

You may not always be able to make a trip to Mackinac Island when you want to, so we bring the island to you. Our 'Five Minutes on Mackinac' video series is ready to help you escape.Here's 75 minutes of the sights and sounds of Mackinac from our YouTube Channel playlist!Here's a direct link to the playlist:…See More
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Todd & Kim commented on Mike Forrester's blog post Roads Less Traveled
"Reading this made Kim and I more homesick than ever!! We had to move to Las Vegas for my career and we can't wait to get back home!.  I've started looking for a job back in Michigan so we can move back to the woods, water, and…"
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"I got my FUDGE today!!!!"
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Google Maps adds street level photos of Mackinac Island

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Google Maps has added street level photos, captured with their photo sphere, of businesses and landmarks around Mackinac Island.



Go to Google Maps by clicking on the map below, then click on the small yellow person at the bottom right of the screen. That will trigger the light blue 'street view' images available on Mackinac Island.



Here's the direct link to Google Maps:…

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The Sights and Sounds of Mackinac Island

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 11:32am 0 Comments

You may not always be able to make a trip to Mackinac Island when you want to, so we bring the island to you. Our 'Five Minutes on Mackinac' video series is ready to help you escape.

Here's 75 minutes of the sights and sounds of Mackinac from our YouTube Channel playlist!

Here's a direct link to the playlist:…

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A glimpse of Mackinac Island in 1937

Posted on June 28, 2014 at 9:30am 1 Comment

Fort Holmes, the highest point on Mackinac Island, had been a strategic location for the military during the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. Built by the British and named in honor of King George, the fort was later turned over to the United States in 1815. It was then named Fort Holmes, in rememberance of Major Andrew Holmes who died in battle on Mackinac Island the previous year.

The fort decayed over time, but in 1937, as part of The New Deal, the Progress Works Administration…

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Roads Less Traveled

Posted on June 22, 2014 at 5:00pm 2 Comments

In a continuing series this summer, I'm featuring guest bloggers who are sharing their experiences and insights on Mackinac Island. Our second guest blogger, Brenda Horton, who writes her own blog, Bree's Connecting the Dots has graciously shared some of her favorite little secrets about the island with us. Thank you, Brenda!

Returning to Mackinac Island…

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Top Sights on Mackinac Island in 2014 - Part Two

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

UPDATED JUNE 2: In Part One of my list of the top things to do on Mackinac Island, I listed several familiar island activities. In this installment, I'll include more, along with a few that some of you may not be familiar with - sort of 'off the map' sights that I enjoy. Mackinac Island has more to offer if you're willing to venture off Main Street and explore sights most visitors never see.…

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At 7:37am on June 14, 2014, Christie Vidor said…
Thanks
At 11:26am on January 3, 2011, Connie Kirby Dake said…
I hope to return in May!! I am packed and ready! I hope to meet you when I get to the island.
At 7:48am on August 16, 2010, Todd wynn said…
Thanks mike,Last week at this time I was walking freshly cleaned main street
With my daughter,now headed out to paint 2 story house in the heat.
Oh well!
At 12:51am on August 4, 2010, Patrick Newcomb said…
Hello Mike - Are you going to be able to make it up north again this year? Let me know if you are. Would like to make it over to the island and meet with you.
At 6:29pm on July 22, 2010, Kimberlee Faye Klatt said…
Thank you for the welcome. I love anything regarding Mackinac Island.
At 10:45am on June 21, 2010, Kellie Lawrence said…
Ha Ha! I feel embarrassed because I thought I already joined!! :o) I was like Hilde, I had the link in my favorites and just never realized I was not signed up. Looking forward to reading your posts.
At 9:44am on June 16, 2010, Hilde DaVanon said…
Thanks Mike...I have this link in my favorites and read it all the time, just never signed up for it. I'm glad I finally did though. :)
At 10:11am on June 9, 2010, Connie Kirby Dake said…
I was on that beautiful island May 24-28 and loved every minute I was there. I did not want to leave the island! I love having the web cams to view the island so I can reconnect to the best vacation I have ever had in my life! I will be back next year!
At 12:21am on June 9, 2010, Tennille Kalitta said…
Thank you!
At 10:39pm on June 8, 2010, Karen Lynch said…
Thank you for the welcome. Unfortunately I won't be there over the weekend. My family is counting the days until we are on the island again.
 
 
 

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Coast Guard on Mackinac Island

Started by Robert Posar. Last reply by Robert Posar Oct 10. 7 Replies

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

Arnold Ferry

Started by Tina Fragale. Last reply by Mike Forrester May 15. 2 Replies

I understand Arnold Ferry may not longer be running. It is our tradition to get to and from the island on Arnold!! Anyone have any info? BRING BACK ARNOLD!!

A view of the bridge

Started by Robert Keck May 4. 0 Replies

This is a webcam that went on line last fall, okay to add?http://www.viewthestates.com/explore/mackinaw-bridgeContinue

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

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