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What's your favorite month to visit Mackinac Island?

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Five Minutes on Mackinac Island - Foggy Morning and the Docks

Spring is here, well, at least it's here on the calendar as the Straits of Mackinac continue to deal with icy conditions, though warmer weather will arrive...eventually!Thaw out your fond memories of Mackinac Island with the latest in the 'Five Minutes on Mackinac Island' video series titled 'Foggy Morning at the Docks.' It's the start of a summer day on Mackinac. The sun is filtered through the fog creating a dream-like effect. It's still early, so the first ferry boats have yet to arrive and…See More
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Five Minutes on Mackinac Island - Busy Morning on Grand Hill

It's time for our first 'Five Minutes on Mackinac Island' for 2014 and what better way to start it in Grand style. A busy morning is underway along Cadotte Avenue in front of Grand Hotel. In just a few short months, we'll all be able to enjoy this view once again! Watch the video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/u8LMcgdaT_USee More
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Five Minutes on Mackinac Island - Busy Morning on Grand Hill

It's time for our first 'Five Minutes on Mackinac Island' for 2014 and what better way to start it in Grand style. A busy morning is underway along Cadotte Avenue in front of Grand Hotel. In just a few short months, we'll all be able to enjoy this view once again! Watch the video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/u8LMcgdaT_USee More
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"These videos are killin' me!!--I'm so TOTALLY HOMESICK--HA!! Kim and I moved to Las Vegas in May of 2013 for my career and I can't tell you how much I miss my home state and especially those wonderful places like Mackinac Island. Las…"
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What makes Mackinac Island special to you?
There are many reasons...top of which it's where I asked my wife to marry me!
What is your favorite island activity?
Taking a walk along the East Bluff to Anne's Tablet.

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Five Minutes on Mackinac Island - Foggy Morning and the Docks

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Spring is here, well, at least it's here on the calendar as the Straits of Mackinac continue to deal with icy conditions, though warmer weather will arrive...eventually!

Thaw out your fond memories of Mackinac Island with the latest in the 'Five Minutes on Mackinac Island' video series titled 'Foggy Morning at the Docks.' It's the start of a summer day on Mackinac. The sun is filtered through the fog creating a dream-like effect. It's still early, so the first ferry boats have yet to…

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Five Minutes on Mackinac Island - Busy Morning on Grand Hill

Posted on February 9, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

It's time for our first 'Five Minutes on Mackinac Island' for 2014 and what better way to start it in Grand style. A busy morning is underway along Cadotte Avenue in front of Grand Hotel. In just a few short months, we'll all be able to enjoy this view once again!

 

Watch the video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/u8LMcgdaT_U

Five Minutes on Mackinac - Main Street After Dark

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 9:30am 3 Comments

Evening is an especially pleasant experience on Mackinac Island. The crowds have thinned and the air has cooled. Visitors are strolling along Main Street enjoying the summer evening when the paced has slowed from the afternoon. Sit back and enjoy the evening with them in this episode of 'Five Minutes on Mackinac.'

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Five Minutes on Mackinac - Morning Rush Hour

Posted on August 17, 2013 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Rush hour on Mackinac Island isn't quite the same as it is anywhere else in America. Perhaps that's one of the reasons I enjoyed watching it from my perch above Main Street. The 2nd floor balcony of the Lilac Tree Suites and Spa provided a great view of Main Street on this busy summer morning. Carriages were lined up, waiting to be filled with visitors, drays were busy hauling freight, dockporters hauling baggage and visitors strolling the still fairly empty sidewalks. Take five minutes to…

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A mini-escape to Mackinac Island

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 8:45am 0 Comments

The latest Five Minutes on Mackinac is now available here and on our YouTube Channel. In this episode, I set up just east of The Island House Hotel looking toward St. Anne's Church on an early summer afternoon during the Lilac Festival. The lilacs were in full bloom adding some wonderful color to the already vibrant palette of colors on Mackinac.

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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.
At 6:52pm on June 8, 2010, Pat Steele said…
Mike, you lucky dog getting to stay at the Geary House for a month!
I have been on Bree's Blog and its great like yours.
My husband and I will be visiting the island June 27-30 at the Island House (first time there), I can hardly wait!
Better catch up on your adventures while on the island.
Have fun,
Pat Steele
 
 
 

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Arnold Ferry

Started by Tina Fragale yesterday. 0 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!!

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

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