Mackinac Island.

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A few weeks ago my family and I headed up to Mackinac Island, Michigan- a little hidden gem located on Lake Huron. Mackinac (pronounced Mackinaw,) is the dreamiest place to summer. The whole island is just 8.2 miles around; there are no cars- just bicycles and horses, and there are ice cream and fudge shoppes galore. We only had 2 full days there but those days were jam packed with endless fun and we made the most amazing memories that will last a lifetime. If you'd like to know what we did those few days then keep on reading :)

Day One:

We took the 8:30 am Shepler ferry from St. Ignace and arrived on Mackinac Island just before 9 am. As soon as we hopped off the ferry we were greeted with the smell of fudge! We strolled around town for a bit and decided it was time to fuel up on some coffee. We popped into Good Day Cafe and I had the most delicious cinnamon bun iced coffee! From there we did some more exploring (it was lilac season so everything was in bloom!!) and took endless Instagram photos ha! From there we headed to where we would be staying, Mission Point Resort. Luckily we were able to score an early check in so we went to our rooms and freshened up a bit before heading back downtown. For lunch we had burgers and fries at Mighty Mac Hamburgers- SO YUM!! After lunch we rented bikes from our hotel and biked around the whole island. It was a very easy ride and we saw so much beautiful scenery. We then returned our bikes and did the quick hike up to see Arch Rock- a must see in Mackinac. After that we went back to our hotel, freshened up and had dinner at the Round Island Bar & Grill which was located in our hotel. We sat out on the patio and indulged in tuna tar tar and scallops and watched the sun go down over the lake. After dinner we hung out on Mission Points lawn chairs and then we made our way downtown for a little fudge and ice cream treat. Thus concludes day one on Mackinac!

Day Two:

The next morning we woke up to some light rain so we decided to take it easy and have a late breakfast at a local favorite, The Pancake House. Raincoats on and umbrellas in hand, we made the most of our rainy and grey morning on the island by strolling in and out of shops downtown following breakfast. Luckily the rain cleared up in the afternoon so we were able to hangout and relax at our hotels pool and hot tub for a bit. For dinner that night we had something special planned- a 5 course meal at The Grand Hotel! We got all dolled up in our Lilly Pulitzer dresses and the guys had their suits and bow ties on and we took a horse drawn carriage ride across the island to The Grand. Dinner was spectacular and truly a dining experience that I will never forget.

Day Three:

On our last morning on Mackinac we woke up early and had a hearty breakfast at the Chuck Wagon, another local favorite. After that we strolled around town, bought some more fudge to take home and then we headed back up to The Grand Hotel to get one last look at the beautiful resort. Just before getting on the ferry to leave, I had one last ice cream cone and then said goodbye to my favorite island. 

Until next time, Mackinac.

Outfit details: Lilly Pulizter Lighthouse Dress (old) | Striped Jumpsuit | Green Floral Romper (sold out from Abercrombie) | Madras Dress c/o | Lilly Pulizter Boat Dress | Pink Funfetti Dress c/o | Swimsuit c/o | Jack Roger Sandals c/o 

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