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Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel Voted No. 3 Best Historical Hotel in U.S.

As a kid I remember taking trips to Mackinac Island and feeling like I'd entered another time-- no cars, horses and carriages in the street, beautiful Victorian architecture-- it was magical.

Perhaps one of the most enchanting places on the island is The Grand Hotel, which has just been voted the No. 3 Best Historical Hotel in a USA Today10 Best readers' poll

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Mackinac Island Fudge, Bikes, Horses, Boats, Flowers and More [Photos]

Mackinac Island is a unique vacation spot which draws thousands of visitors from all over the world. Take a look at some of the memorable sights found on Mackinac Island.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Biking M-185 on Mackinac Island [Video]

You can see a lot of things on Mackinac Island, but automobiles are not one of them. Cars are banned. Instead of cars, bicycles are everywhere. Bikes are used to commute and for recreation.

Here's a look at the most common recreational bike ride on Mackinac Island, the eight mile trail that travels around the island along the shore.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Making Fudge on Mackinac Island [Video]

June 16 was National Fudge Day.

What better way to celebrate than by watching fudge being made at Mackinac Island?

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Mackinac Bridge Sunset Ferry Ride [Video]

They say getting there is half the fun, but they're usually wrong.

One exception to this rule is a trip to Mackinac Island. The ferry ride to or from Mackinac Island is always a scenic one. It is especially memorable when timed with a perfect sunset behind the Mackinac Bridge.

See for yourself.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Mackinac Island Lilac Festival [Photos]

The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival was nominated as one of the top flower festivals in the country earlier this year. Once all the votes were counted, the lilac festival finished second behind Holland's Tulip Time.

Take a look at the lilacs at this year's Mackinac Island Lilac Festival.

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Hannah Henriques via YouTube
Hannah Henriques via YouTube
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In Honor of National Fudge Day Here’s a Video of Mackinac Island Fudge Being Made

Warning: this video filmed at Joann's might trigger your sweet tooth.

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These are the 5 Most Beautiful Street Scenes in Michigan

From our historic and quaint villages and Great Lakes scenes, it's not difficult to select beautiful street scenes across Michigan. It's more difficult to narrow them down to just five.

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Tulips In Full Bloom In Toyooka
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Holland’s Tulip Time and Mackinac Island’s Lilac Festival up for Nation’s Best Flower Festival

USA Today has named Holland's Tulip Time and Mackinac Island's Lilac Festival among the 20 best flower festivals in the country. Readers can vote for their favorite through March 28.

The nominations are part of USA Today’s annual 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

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Footage of the Mackinac Bridge Being Construced

Here's some really neat footage of the Mackinac Bridge construction in 1956. It was filmed on 8mm and now on the internet for the world to see. How cool.

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Connie & Curtis/Townsquare Media
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Mackinac Island Named Michigan’s Most Underrated Tourist Attraction

Supercompressor.com recently released a list of the most underrated tourist attractions in each state. I don't know where they got their info from, since those of us who live in the Mitten State know about the wonders of Mackinac Island, but that is the destination they chose as Michigan's "most underrated". 

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Mission Point Resort
Mission Point Resort
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The World’s Oldest Snow Pile

The world's oldest snow pile. And, of course, it's in Michigan -- and not really in the Upper Peninsula.

There's a little stubborn pile of snow on Mackinac Island that just won't melt. And it's June 4. Makes sense.

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