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Families will love:

  • Victorian island that steps back in time
  • State park makes up 80 percent of island
  • Water sports galore on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron

Pronounced "mack-in-aw" island, this Upper Peninsula Michigan island has been entertaining families as a summer retreat for more than a century, yet its appeal is that it hasn't changed too much and lets visitors feel as if they have stepped back in time. In fact, the film "Somewhere in Time," was based here, as the Grand Hotel set the stage for an early 1900s grand hotel ... more
Pronounced "mack-in-aw" island, this Upper Peninsula Michigan island has been entertaining families as a summer retreat for more than a century, yet its appeal is that it hasn't changed too much and lets visitors feel as if they have stepped back in time. In fact, the film "Somewhere in Time," was based here, as the Grand Hotel set the stage for an early 1900s grand hotel where horse and buggy was the means of transportation that remains to this day. From Victorian inns to the grand hotels, families love the peace and tranquility of the island, accessible by ferry. The island's attractions are mainly outdoors, such as parks and places on the water, making this a destination where your family will get away from it all and actually enjoy some time together.

Written by Lissa Poirot less

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