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  • Mission Point Resort: A Mackinac Island Landmark

    Mission Point Resort: A Mackinac Island Landmark

    Overlooking scenic Lake Huron, Mission Point Resort reposes gracefully among 18 acres of gardens and flowers lining the east side of the island. This lovely and historic landmark originally opened in 1958, but recently underwent some renovations and upgrades before reopening in May of 2016.  

    The property is now owned and operated by the Ware family, whose improvements to Mission Point include the full-service Lakeside Salon and Spa and ongoing guest room upgrades. Two unique shops, The Boutique and Garden Gate Gifts, Sundries & Souvenirs have been launched in the Marketplace overlooking the Great lawn, and an expanded pool complex is scheduled to open this year.

    Mission Point Resort received the 2016 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice award and was the 2016 recipient of a Shape Healthy Travel Award. They will open for pre-season on April 28th, and for the season on May 6th, so book now for the months ahead! Call (800) 833-7711, or visit us online at: http://www.missionpoint.com/. 

  • Experience Mackinac Island's Butterfly Conservatory

    Experience Mackinac Island's Butterfly Conservatory

    As spring and summer grow ever closer, now is the time to make plans for a getaway at the Mission Point Resort, and a visit to the Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory.

    You’ll see hundreds of vibrantly-hued butterflies in a serene, healthy environment, and can even view the pupa in an emergence viewing area. Although there are always between 75-100 species, the numbers and types of butterflies vary with new shipments and with species’ life spans – some only live for a few days. No butterfly in their collection is ever caught wild, as all are raised on a butterfly farm.

    In addition to the live butterflies and pupa, the Conservatory offers educational exhibits and an experienced, qualified staff. Open from mid-May to the first of October, The Conservatory also encourages the protection and preservation of these beautiful insects and their habitats, particularly the Monarch, whose numbers have dropped alarmingly due to industrial and climate factors.

    For more information, call (231) 881-3530 from November to April, and (906) 847-9464, or (231) 881-3530 from May to October. To make a reservation at Mission Point Resort, call (800) 833-7711, or visit: http://www.missionpoint.com/.

  • The Movies of Mackinac Island

    The Movies of Mackinac Island

    An abundance of natural beauty, unique architecture and historical landmarks have long made Mackinac a popular filming destination for the entertainment industry.

    Mission Point has played a vital role in the filming of numerous movies, and the still celebrates the art of film-making with showings on their lawn during the summer seasons, and in their on-site historic theater, which also happens to be the only movie theater on the island.

    1949’s “This Time for Keeps” brought stars Esther Williams and Jimmy Durante to Mackinac for this tale of an aquatic performer and a newly returned WWII soldier. Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour filmed 1980’s “Somewhere in Time,” on the island and Reeve’s classic theater scene was filmed in the resort’s theater.

    2007’s “Mr. Art Critic” starred the Emmy-nominated Bronson Pinchot, who, soon after filming began, announced that he was “smitten with Mackinac Island.” In addition to being partially filmed at Mission Point Resort, “Mr. Art Critic” also featured the work of several local artists, some of whom appear in the movie.

    To make a reservation at Mission Point Resort, or to learn more about the Resort’s theater and movie schedules, call (800) 833-7711, or visit: http://www.missionpoint.com/.