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Mission Point Resort – Fudge Festival Getaway Package

While fudge was not invented on Mackinac Island, Mackinac Island’s fudge has become the most popular fudge in America. In the nineteenth century, maple sugar sweets were manufactured by the local Odawa in nearby L’Arbor Croche, packaged in birchbark containers called mokuks and shipped from Mackinac Island in steamships touring the Great Lakes to the confectioners in the big cities of America. Tourists wanted something regional; something made on Mackinac rather than something they could easily buy at home. Harry Murdick listened and in the late 1880s opened Murdick’s Candy Kitchen. Using marble slabs with the kitchen cooling fans blowing the smell of cooking candy onto the streets, Harry’s sons Rome and Gould turned fudge making into a wonderfully scented spectator sport.

There are over fifteen fudge stores on Mackinac Island today and it is now an Island institution that is now known worldwide. Join us August 21-23, 2015 for the Mackinac Island Fudge Festival. The Festival features many exciting events including fudge-ilicious craft cocktails created at island bars and restaurants, Market Street Gallery Walk and Meet and Greet, and the golden ticket contest at select fudge shops.

Mission Point’s Fudge Festival Two Night Getaway Includes:

  • Round Trip Ferry Tickets on the Star Line
  • Daily Breakfast in Round Island Bar & Grill
  • A Fudge Themed Welcome Amenity
  • Behind the Scenes Fudge Making Tour at Murdick’s Fudge Company


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Mission Point Resort – Harvest and Wine Getaway Package

Experience the beautiful fall colors on Mackinac Island with our Fall Harvest and Wine Getaway.

Two Night Getaway Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Round Trip Tickets on Star Line Ferry
  • Daily Breakfast in Round Island Bar & Grill
  • Michigan Wine Themed Welcome Amenity
  • One Dinner in Chianti

Rates Coming Soon!

Package is available for two-night stays only.  To add additional nights please book our best available rate. Rates quoted on single or double occupancy, to add additional adults or children over 13 years old a $25 per person per night charge will apply. 


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Croquet and Bocce Ball – Mission Point Resort

Mission Point Resort features a professionally manicured croquet and bocce ball lawn.

Take a step back to yesteryear and try your hand at a classic lawn game on our professionally manicured croquet and bocce ball lawn.

The lawn, adjacent to our tennis court, overlooks Lake Huron and the Straits.

Guests enjoy complimentary equipment and play is on a first come-first served basis.


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Mission Point Theater – Mission Point Resort

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows arrives this Saturday Night (August 13) @8pm.

Again Playing Sunday (August 14) @8pm and Monday (August 15) @9pm, inside the Historic Mission Point Theater

Mission Point Theater – Mission Point Resort

Located next to the Activities Center, our turn of the century theater is a one-of-a-kind Mackinac experience. As the only movie theater on the island, it will give you the feeling of going back somewhere in time (literally – the classic theater scene with Christopher Reeve in Somewhere in Time was filmed in here).

First Run Movies or Classic Movies are shown on Monday, Friday, and Saturday nights (Memorial Day to Labor Day). Show-times start at 8:00p. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance at the Activities Center.

The schedule for which movies will be showing during your stay are usually posted a week or two in advance, be sure to check out our event calendar for more information.

Adults: $7
Children: $4

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Mackinac Island iPhone App Now in Apple App Store

To Get Yours, Search “mackinac” in the App Store

We are happy in announce that we have just launched our Mackinac Island iPhone App – “Mackinac”.

The “Mackinac” iPhone offers a convenient way to keep yourself updated on all the information that we post on the Mackinac Blog. Find the latest events, lodging news and specials along with links to blogs, photos and more.

How to Get Your Mackinac iPhone App:

1) If you have your iPhone handy, visit your app store and search for “mackinac”

2) Download the Mackinac iPhone app via the web here:

“Mackinac” iPhone App Reviews

Look for improvements to our iPhone app over the winter. Thanks and use the comment section below to send us any comments or suggestions.


Original Butterfly House

The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House is the first of it’s kind in Michigan, and the third oldest LIVE butterfly exhibit in the United States. The world renowned facility has 1800 sq ft of tropical garden filled with hundreds of live butterflies from 4 continents.

The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World will open for the season May 6, 2012.

Visit this fairy tale garden where beautiful butterflies of every imaginable size and color “dance” to classical music and the sound of falling water, fluttering and lighting on fragrant blossoms and the enchanting waterfall that centers the garden.

After a relaxing visit with the butterflies take some time to check out “Insect World”, where you will be amazed at the size of the insects that live in the tropical regions of the world. On display are 14″ walking sticks and 6″ centipedes, along with giant beetles and spiders.

The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House and Insect World exhibit is THE attraction to see on Mackinac Island every summer. So don’t be left out of the fun! Join the thousands of visitors that take their turn enjoying this marvelous exhibit every season.

Our Visitors Tell Us We’re The “Best Family Value on the Island.” Truly A “MUST SEE” family experience! See nature’s most beautiful insects so close you could reach out and touch them, but please remember not to! Photography encouraged.

Original Butterfly House
P.O. Box 296
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

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