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  • Lilacs for Father's Day

    Lilacs for Father's Day

    This year, forget the ties and the campy boxers, and give Dad something he'll always remember – a Mission Point Resort getaway on beautiful Mackinac Island. June is an ideal time to visit, as Mackinac Island celebrates all things lilac during their famous annual Lilac Festival. 

    And, Mission Point is one of the best places to be during the festival, featuring many on-site events and activities in honor of the island’s favorite flower. The resort’s Bistro on the Greens, located on the stunning waterfront lawn, pays tribute to the lilac with a Purple Pig Roast, with fantastic food, live music, and lilac-inspired libations.

    The Bistro will also play host to the Michigan Music Showcase, spotlighting Audra Kubat, and other stellar Michigan performers, and a Michigan beer and wine tasting will be held on the resort’s lawn. Dogs, horses, and turtles will be among the many graced during the Feast of Epona Blessing of the Animals at the resort’s Little Barn, and Dad will love the annual Dog and Pony Parade, featuring the animals dressed in their finest as they march from the boardwalk to the school. Ready to book your Mission Point getaway? Call (855) 229-9802, or visit: http://www.missionpoint.com/.

  • Shake It Up with the Lilac Cocktail Series

    Shake It Up with the Lilac Cocktail Series

    Mission Point Resort is noted for their seasonal cocktail menu that incorporates freshly-grown herbs and floral notes. Guests are treated to cocktails infused with anything from golden lemon thyme to lavender and rose-scented geraniums. Now, in honor of the Island’s luxuriant and abundant lilacs, the Resort has added lilac essence to the menu for a signature series of cocktails.

    The Mission Point Lilac Cocktail Series features shaken, stirred, and muddled concoctions of gin, rum, vodka, and tequila, all enhanced with the Resort’s signature lilac essence. These cocktails are available beginning on Mother’s Day and continuing on throughout the season. They are an ideal libation to welcome the beginning of summer, and to usher in the Island’s annual Lilac Festival.

    This year’s Mackinac Island Lilac Festival will be held from June 9th through June 18th, and the list of activities includes the Lilac Queen’s coronation and her court, A Taste of Mackinac, the Lilac Festival 10K, the Mackinac Island Dog and Pony Show, wine tastings, concerts, horse-drawn carriage tours, and numerous additional events before the Lilac Festival Grand Parade. Make your reservations now for the Lilac Festival or summer getaway. Call us at (855) 229-9802, or visit: http://www.missionpoint.com/.

  • 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/.