Because Mackinac Island is timeless. It’s not as though this six-square-mile island at the juncture of lakes Huron and Michigan is immune to change. The 41-year-old Mustang Lounge, a local watering hole, just reopened after a complete renovation. And every couple of years, the legendary 1887 Grand Hotel unveils an addition, such as the Gate House restaurant, where gentlemen can finally dine sans coat and tie. But with a ban on motorized vehicles and a position as a National Historic Landmark to maintain, Mackinac’s sensibility is decidedly traditional—just the way we like it.
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