This week Mackinac Island’s annual Lilac Festival begins (Friday, June 8)! I’ve never been there for it and I sure wish we were there right now! But, we did have a fun visit last month. Here’s our recap of Day 3 of our springtime Mackinac Island trip! If you missed day 1, you can catch up here, or Day 2 here.
We always like to see something fun and this day didn’t disappoint! On our way out first thing in the morning we found this little guy on the screen door of the inn. He was sound asleep and didn’t mind the attention.
Off we went to our usual morning watering hole, the Chuckwagon restaurant. We love this place. It’s our favorite place for breakfast on the island. In fact it’s also our favorite place for lunch. We joke with Sharon and Donny, the owners, about whether it’s embarrassing to eat at the same place twice in a single day. Here’s Donny cooking our breakfast!
After a hearty breakfast we decided to walk up Fort Street and head toward the East Bluff.
The pictures that follow are of the more typical East Bluff variety. The pictures never seem to do the views justice!
Eventually we made our way back to Main Street.
This (below) caught my eye for a very special reason, can you tell why?
We decided to stop for lunch at Millie’s on Main. We try to eat at Millie’s at least once per trip. It holds a special place in our heart because we ate lunch there on the very first day we visited the island during our first ever trip. They have great soups!
On the way back to Market Street Inn we passed these stunning horses!
By the time we decided to head out for dinner, it had started to rain. This was the first time we had ever experienced rain on the island. Guess what? We loved it! It was quiet and peaceful, we didn’t mind getting a little bit wet, and we realized any day is a good day on Mackinac Island, rain or shine!
We also spend a rather embarrassing amount of time in The Island Bookstore when we visit Mackinac. It’s tucked in under the Lilac Tree Hotel and it’s not to be missed! We stop in sometimes twice a day (I’m not kidding) and always leave with something. It is a full service bookstore which also carries many Mackinac- and Michigan-specific authors, information and souvenirs. It’s our favorite store on the island.
We’ll be back in a few days to round out the series with a recap of our fourth and final day. We hope you’ll join us!
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