Lake Michigan’s spectacular vistas make this a resort unlike others. The color of the water–sometimes blue, sometimes turquoise, sometimes golden–is one reason why. Another is relaxing along the water. You and each member of your family or group can do as much or as little as you like.
That’s why this resort is celebrated, both near and far, as The Homestead, America’s Freshwater Resort.
Lake Michigan Resort
Though expansive, the resort is quite simple to picture.
It was designed, built and is managed to help you enjoy the Most Beautiful Place in America.
On its west are miles of sandy beaches on which you can walk for hours. The beaches are soothing by day, spectacular at sunset, remarkably romantic on starry nights. To its east is Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the area chosen by the viewers of ABC’s Good Morning America as “The Most Beautiful Place in America.”
Within the resort, neighborhoods separated by nature provide a wide range of high-quality accommodations. Some are perfect for couples, some for families, and some for groups. All are beautiful. There are shops, restaurants, and recreational facilities. There are places for weddings, , and meetings. All of them are staffed by caring and attentive professionals.
You could be pampered at the spa or salon, sit by a pool, play a round of golf or hike in the National Lakeshore. Or, you could teach your kids to swim, play tennis or golf, ski or snowboard.
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Eating a lot of fudge while spending the weekend on Mackinac Island was inevitable, so I tried to make it into a learning experience by comparing the different types while I was at it. Overall Murdick’s fudge has a more mature and complex flavor and texture, while Ryba’s and Joann’s have softer fudge with a simpler, but still delicious, flavor. Here’s the breakdown:
~ rybasfudge is the softest and smoothest. All three flavors, chocolate peanut butter, plain chocolate, and sea salt caramel were delicious, with the sea salt caramel being the favorite in my family because of the nice balance between salty and sweet. I enjoyed the chocolate peanut butter, but if you don’t love the peanut butter flavor or want a lighter fudge, I would suggest getting a different flavor since the peanut butter mixed with the already very sweet fudge might be too rich for some people’s taste.
~ joannsfudge is still soft, but, at least in the double dark chocolate that I tried, has a slightly grainer texture. The double dark chocolate had a less sweet flavor than the regular chocolate, which is good if you don’t like things that are too sweet.
~ originalmurdicks has the biggest texture difference. It has a grainier texture, which some people thought made it better than other kinds that were smoother, and is firmer, as you can see in the video. The plain chocolate also had a more caramelly flavor.
What is Mackinac Island’s biggest export?
Mackinac Island is iconic for its Victorian houses, horse drawn carts and bicycles. But what really makes the island tick, drives its economy and has secured its place in Michigan tourism, is the fudge.
This island, with only 500 residents, is home to more than a dozen fudge shops ready to serve the 1 million annual visitors. On peak summer tourist days, visitors collectively buy over 10,000 pounds of fudge per day. To keep up with this intense demand, the island imports 10 tons of sugar and 1 ton of butter every week.
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Fudgie 🥸 The best fudge for us is always from rybasfudge - easy location next to the ferry docks and that heavenly classic pink sign calls us in for a sample and selection! #mackinacislandlife #mackinacislandmichigan #mackinacislandfudge...
On the way to Mackinac Island, the ferry took us ...
On the way to Mackinac Island, the ferry took us closer to Big Mac, and we rode in under it! What an amazing feeling!
Crossed Mackinac Island off my bucket list✔️
Had an amazing time exploring a new part of our beautiful state with the best tour guide. 💕🛳
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Fudge supply getting low? We know just the place ...
Fudge supply getting low? We know just the place you can stock up....13 places to be exact! Get your supply of world-famous Mackinac Island fudge on your next visit 😍
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Amish Wedding Foods and Mackinac Island Fudge, ...
Our trip to Mackinac Island was around sometime end of September and by that time, fall has already started in the Midwest. After we passed the light house tower while onboard starlinemackinacislandferry, right before our port on the island, we had this amazing view of the Ste. Anne Catholic Church surround by some of the greatest fall colors I’ve ever seen. Every since I took this picture, I was very excited to post it. I’ll post a close up of the church later as I get more into talking about the Island!
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Making magic: fresh batch of Butterscotch on the ...
Making magic: fresh batch of Butterscotch on the tables! Toasted brown sugars meet fresh cream and extra butter, with notes of warm vanilla. Creating a nostalgic flavor profile that takes you back to simpler times. Hmmm, remember when? That’s the magic! #mackinacartist #butterscotch #fudge #mackinacislandfudge #candyman #confectioner #chef #candymaking #sweettooth #savory #foodie #foodporn #gaychef #instafood #eatme #foodartist...
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