Mackinac Island Attractions: Since 1943, Michigan governors and their families have been escaping to Mackinac Island for some Northern Michigan relaxation. The Governor's Summer Residence, a more than one hundred year old cottage built in 1902, is the epitome of classic summertime with elegant furnishings and an enviable view of Mackinac Island's harbor. Free tours of the cottage are available every Wednesday beginning June 6th and running until June 20th. For more information, call 906.847.3328, or visit mackinacisland.org
This weekend Mackinac Island's downtown historical buildings open for the summer season, bringing the Island's 19th century past to life. The Island's active fur trading industry was centered in today's surviving buildings, the Biddle House, American Fur Company Store & Dr. Beaumont Museum and the McGulpin House. Wander through the preserved neighborhood and take in a demonstration of blacksmithing or 19th century crafts, or attend a cooking class at the Biddle House. The buildings are open from June 11-August 20, and more information can be found by clicking here!