Mackinac Island Michigan

Mackinac Island Beauty

A Magical Place for
 Year-Round and Summer Residents

Mackinac Island Michigan is to the east when driving across the Mackinac Bridge.

Marcia and Kathy are sure that every driver, while driving across the bridge, takes a glance across the water and wonders about that little island in the distance.

Mackinac Island, Michigan is just like all communities in Michigan. It has a zip code. It has a local government. It has its own Mackinac Island Chamber of Commerce. It has a police and fire department. It has a school, a library, and a medical center. What's missing? Automobiles!

But, there is something more to this community, something bigger than life…a spirit that is simply special.

We would love to hear from you, our readers, about your experiences living or vacationing on Mackinac Island, Michigan.

Share with us your love for this tiny island that is just east of the great Mackinac Bridge.


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History on the Island of Two Families

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Marcia's husbands family has been enjoying Mackinac Island for over seventy years. Marcia worked on the island during her college years in the sixties. For the past twenty years she and her husband have been vacationing on the island with their family each summer. Marcia and her mother head up in early spring to open up the family cottage. It takes them about two weeks to get it ready for countless family and friends to stay for a week or longer. In fact, Kathy loves to be invited to stay with them and watch the freighters go by while sipping a cool drink on their veranda.

Kathy's husbands family began coming up in the summer months when Todd was around 8 years old. His father, Dr. Petersen (known as Doc P) was the Director of the Mackinac State Parks in the mid-fifties. His vision and dream about what this quaint Island could be has become a reality. The family still has a year round cottage on the Island that always has someone in the family wanting to spend a magical day, week or weekend in the spring, summer, fall and winter!

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To learn more about the kindred spirit on Mackinac Island visit theMackinac Island Community Foundation.  This not for profit organization is dedicated to improving and enriching life on the Island for residents as well as visitors.

What Makes Mackinac Island Michigan
Magical to You?

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Reinette Murray, business owner, Murray's Mackinac Island Realty 
There is no greater place on earth for the sense of family, friends and community. This 'little island' is home to many wonderful kind, caring and dedicated…

"End Result" of Vacation Story 
All good things must come to an end, but only so they can begin again! Maybe he is thinking .."I surely do hate to leave this magnificent Island"......but,…

Living the Dream on Mackinac Island 
Hello! I've lived in south Georgia practically all my life (a long, long time). But when my husband and I married 20 years ago, he promised me that…

Horses! Horses! 
Well, I've been going to the Island for many years now, enjoying family on the East Bluff and their friends …

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