I was able to attend the Needlecraft Festival for a week this May. This small island is located in Lake Huron beside the Mackinaw Staits between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron and has outlawed automobiles since late 1800's. Modes of transportation are feet, bicycle or horse drawn carriages. How wonderful to sit in the rocking chairs on the verandah and listen to the horses clip-clopping by.
Here are some pictures: it was cool and windy but sunny and gorgeous.
This was the airport at Pellston-2 flights daily from Detroit and nothing else. Was like a hunting lodge. Below is the luggage carousel.
Leaving Mackinaw City (and yes it is spelled differently than the island.
Arriving at Mackinac Island in the fog
Arriving at The Grand Hotel where we stayed- Amazing...right
The carriage that delivers you from the ferry to the hotel
This is Kevin and Hanson who pulled our carriage for a tour of the island
Downtown building where every second store sells fudge :)
Leaving the Island on a very windy day - what a great trip this was
This is the beach behind our hotel in Mackinaw City where we stayed overnite before flying home. I bet this is packed in the summer
In the next few days I will try to share some pictures of some of the quilts and the awesome carpets in the hotel.