CBS Detroit – What isn’t Pure Michigan like heading up to Mackinac Island for some vacation time? Like a lot of things, the Coronavirus has changed that too, with many spots on the historic Island delaying their reopening date. According to an article by the Detroit Free Press, many locations on Mackinac Island have pushed opening form the last week of May to late June.

Credit: | Alexey Stiop – The Grand Hotel

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The Grand Hotel, the majestic resort on the Island, is tentatively set to open on June 21. However, due to uncertainty with the governor’s office, they are not sure if they will be open by then.

The Mackinac State Historic Parks, which encompass Fort Mackinac and the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum is set to open in mid-June also.

Places on or near Mackinac Island and when they set to reopen:

Main Street Inn – June 11

Lake View Motel – June 12

Harbour View Inn – June 19

Windermere Hotel – June 19

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Voyageur Inn – July 1

Mary’s Bistro – May 28 (Tentative)

Ryba’s Fudge Shop – May 28 (Tentative)

Pancake House & Grille – May 28 (Tentative)


Todd Callewart, whose family owns and runs many businesses on Mackinaw Island, including Ryba’s Fudge Shop, is optimistic, and many of the restaurants will be offering take out or curbside. He says restaurants are able, willing, and want to get back to work, but told the Free Press Whitmer needs to stick to her reopening date and get the economy open again. Saying, “… let’s go. It’s time to open. I don’t want to wait anymore. Don’t kick the can to June 15.”

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