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Another season on Mackinac is here!  We are SO excited! Here are a few of our favorite things to do in the Spring on Mackinac: Bike Around the Island: You can never bike around Mackinac Island too many times! This is one of our favorite things to do, and we would do it every single day if possible! It’s so fun when you have time for a leisurely bike ride and are able to make many stops! We love to stop at Arch Rock, British Landing, Devil’s Kitchen and anywhere else that we find along the way!  Visit Fort Mackinac:...

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Spring Bucket List

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It’s officially SPRING and we are loving the warmer weather! We’ve created a Mackinac Island Spring Bucket List!  Bike Around Mackinac Island: This is one of our favorite things to do, whenever the weather is cooperating! As soon as the snow is cleared, hit the road to bike 8.2 miles around the island! Skip Rocks at Windermere Point: In the new spring weather, the rocks at Windermere have been turned over during the winer and are ready to be picked up and skipped!  Visit Arch Rock: Head over to Arch Rock to see the beautiful water coming out from it’s...

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Michigan State Parks to Visit this Spring!

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Tahquamenon Falls State Park has almost 50,000 acres, over 13 miles. Did you know that the Upper Falls is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi. It has a drop of nearly 50 feet and is more than 200 feet across. A maximum flow of more than 50,000 gallons of water per second has been recorded cascading over these falls. (For more information on the falls, read here on Pure Michigan!)  Tahquamenon Falls State Park is open year round and is incredibly beautiful to visit any time of the year!  There are a six trails that are perfect...

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Crossing the Straits

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Have you ever wondered what the Straits of Mackinac looks like during the winter season? Here are some shots from the winter boat this past week.  During the winter, the Mighty Huron boat, aka 'Slow Boat' goes across the Straits of Mackinac from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island. Since it’s slightly shorter from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island, the boat just runs from St. Ignace from November 1st and not from Mackinaw City. It takes about one hour to get across and so often, you will see the sunrise while on the boat. It is absolutely stunning.  The lake is...

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Greany Grove

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Today we’re sharing about Greany Grove on Mackinac Island! Did you know that every season, different Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops come to work at Fort Mackinac and stay in the Barracks on the Fort grounds?  The program all started in 1929 with eight Eagle Scouts and has grown from there. In 1975, the first Girl Scout Troops were welcomed into the program! Before he was President, Gerald R. Ford served as a guide at Fort Mackinac and as the Michigan “Governor’s Honor Guard”.  Greany Grove, which is located on the East Bluff, near Fort Mackinac is in honor...

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