Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Walk in Winter's Glory

Saturday, March 3, 2012:
A crazy March snowstorm had hit Mackinac Island overnight (as it did much else of Michigan). The predictions had been for 15 inches of snowfall. While I'm not sure we received quite that much- we were not disappointed!

Our family was heading off island on the last ferry. We discovered that our snowmobile lost a rear wheel Thursday, so Phil pushed the girls to town in the double stroller and I took pictures. You can see why!

The historic Mission House in the distance:

Mission Church:

I've always enjoyed the red accents on this house:

Haans' 1830 Inn:

St. Anne's:

The island did not lose power, but it did lose lots of branches and trees:

Branches down in front of the Harbor View:


So pretty!

One of my favorite views!

The Inn on Mackinac:


St. Cloud's:

Snow-covered bicycles:

This house received a new balcony last fall:

The Bay View Bed & Breakfast:

A whole tree was knocked down:

The tree was part of a duo that flanked this home's sidewalk:

Looking up!

The Island House and the Yacht Club:

So much snow so suddenly seems surreal! (...pardon the alliteration, I couldn't help myself!)

The gate of Anne Cottage:

Snow-covered Statue of Liberty:

In front of the Indian Dormitory / Art Museum:

Marquette Park:

Here comes The Huron!

Fort Mackinac:

Almost to Mackinac Island's downtown:

You won't see this sign in the summer! The speed limit is 20mph for snowmobiles downtown:

Doud's Market:

Lots of snow-covered snowmobiles:

The Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau:

In case you wondered, the public restrooms are not open in winter:

Ryba's, on the right, has been getting work done on her windows this off-season:

Our roads get plowed on Mackinac Island, but not cleared for the sake of the all-important snowmobiles! Some people seem surprised that snowmobiles are allowed in winter. The winter population is about 500 people, so there is not much traffic.

George and his taxi team wait at the ferry dock:

We caught the ferry! What a gorgeous walk it was!

Location:Mackinac Island


  1. KAREN OF NILES, MIMarch 8, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Just love all the photos....thank you so much.

  2. You haven't posted for a few days....hope everything is ok.