Mackinac Island Photo Gallery

In September 2011, we traveled to Mackinac Island, Michigan.

Mackinac Island is located in Lake Huron, at the eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac, between Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas. The island was home to a Native American settlement before European exploration began in the 17th century. It served a strategic position amidst the commerce of the Great Lakes fur trade. This led to the establishment of Fort Mackinac on the island by the British during the American Revolutionary War. It was the scene of two battles during the War of 1812.

In the late 19th century, Mackinac Island became a popular tourist attraction and summer colony. Much of the island has undergone extensive historical preservation and restoration. As a result, the entire island is listed as a National Historic Landmark. It is well known for its numerous cultural events, it's wide variety of architectural styles, including the famous Grand Hotel, its fudge and its ban on almost all motor vehicles. The only motorized vehicles allowed are emergency response vehicles.

Our motivation to visit Mackinac Island was the 1980 classic cult movie Somewhere in Time starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. This movie was filmed on Mackinac Island and the main location was the beautiful old Grand Hotel. We are not part of "the cult" but it is one of our favourite movies not only because of the story but also because of the beautiful setting at the hotel and island.

Due to the islands natural beauty, it was also the site for the 1947 movie This Time for Keeps starring Esther Williams and Jimmy Durante.
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