Mackinac Island

8.15.2012

I mentioned last week that I'd just returned from Northern Michigan.  Our daughter went to a camp outside of Traverse City.  The end of camp pickup was a weekend long event, so we got to spend some time in Michigan and visit the delightful Mackinac Island.  Fudge is a tradition on the island, so right after we got off of the ferry we stopped here for a bite.  It was quite tasty.


I took the following photos on our walk from the ferry to The Grand Hotel.  My camera is big and heavy, so I opted for just using my iPhone.





This photo was taken from the sidewalk during our walk to the hotel and shows the shore of Lake Huron.



Walking, biking and horse and carriage are the only means of transportation on the island.  You can see a carriage above and the hotel in the distance.







Isn't it amazing?  I have far too many photos to share them all in one post.  I took dozens inside which I hope you'll come back tomorrow to see.  While the exterior of the hotel is breathtaking, the interiors are spectacular, too.  



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12 comments :

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

How wonderful to be without cars! Such a beautiful place, Jennifer, and the fudge looks amazing. Can't wait to see the interior.
Happy Wednesday.
Teresa
xoxo

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

oh my gosh, what a beatiful place! Love those photos of those wonderful old homes! and that hotel photo is to die for! welcome back and thanks for sharing!

Albertina said...

These are beautiful! What a beautiful town. Your daughter is lucky to go to camp in such a lovely, cool place. I always went to camp in the Northeast. I don't understand why people send their kids to camp in Texas....isn't it too hot? Oohh, also, My friend my get my daughter a print of your for her birthday! fingers crossed.

SHERRY HART said...

AYKM......you took those with your iphone? Shut up.
Oh yeah...those homes are gorgeous!

Belle on Heels said...

I am just dying to go here! The interiors look so incredible and the island looks so charming. I can't wait to see your pics!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

What a beautiful place! I would love to spend a weekend there!

The enchanted home said...

Wow thats gorgeous..what a charming spot. And the fudge alone could make it worth the trip for me:)

Junell said...

Idaclaire, Love the "snow ball" bush AKA hydrangea. Is that a sculpted topiary elephant on the lawn? So quaint & relaxing. I know there is some CV Mr. Color goodness coming from that iphone. Thx for sharing your trip.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Is it bad that its been 15 years since I've been there and I still remember that fudge? :) Great pics!

My Crafty Home Life said...

I would love to visit. It is just lovely. I find vacations inspiring too.

Anonymous said...

I've gone to the island and stayed at the Grand every summer since I was six years old. I'm headed back up there tomorrow for the second time this summer. I am very well traveled, but it is my favorite place in the whole world. There's nothing else like it, anywhere.

Liz said...

I live on Mackinac year-round. I'm so glad to read that you enjoyed your visit. I love the island and always enjoy hearing about people who realize what a special place Mackinac is. And, dang, you do wonders with that iphone camera!

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