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Another Mackinac Island visit

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Scott Merryfield, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. TonyD

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    We’re looking at times during the Lilac as that seems to be a good time to go.
     
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    Scott Merryfield

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    The Grand Hotel is the most expensive place to stay on the island. It's also rather "stuffy", as in the evenings men must wear a jacket and tie, while ladies must wear a dress. We have never stayed there, and never will. Every place else on the Island is very casual.

    The Lilac Festival is a great time to visit, as the weather should be nice, most kids are just finishing school so the weekend traffic heading up I-75 hasn't hit its summer peak, and there are lots of events for the festival. However, it is a popular time, so I would recommend making hotel reservations very soon.

    Other times I would avoid are the weekends of the sail boat races from Port Huron to Mackinac and Chicago to Mackinac (you can use Google to find the dates), and the major summer holidays. On Labor Day, the Mackinac Bridge is closed to traffic and people are allowed to walk across the bridge. The entire area is a zoo.

    This is the Island House, where we always stay:

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    Here are some views from the Island House hotel:

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  3. Scott Merryfield

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    Tony,

    I sent you a PM regarding a Cyber Monday deal for The Island House.
     
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    Thanks I’ll take a look.
     

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