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July 2011 Blog Posts (3)

Mackinac trip highlights from my July 8-11 visit

While I normally don't write trip reports, I thought I'd share a few highlights from my visit last weekend. The highlight was hopping a boat for the ride to the Round Island Lighthouse Open House. The Round Island Lighthouse Preservation Society (www.roundislandlightmichigan.com) did a great job of organizing the event. Freeland Boy Scout Troop 323 played host to the visitors with scouts located throughout the lighthouse…

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Added by Mike Forrester on July 13, 2011 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Thanksgiving

I've never been to Mackinac Is. but would like to check it out! What are the options around Thanksgiving?  Is there snow on the ground by that time?  enough to X-C?

From Tampa, FL what airport do I fly into?  Then, is there a shuttle to get me to the ferry to avoid a car rental?

Added by Jeff Sztarkman` on July 8, 2011 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

Traffic

Traffic is HORRENDOUS on I-75!  We have been in the car for 1 hour and 45 minutes and only gone 90 minutes.  Stop and go all the way - ugh.  Didn't think everyone would leave this late.

Added by Chris Musich on July 2, 2011 at 12:04pm — No Comments

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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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