The 2016 summer season on Mackinac Island has officially started with the arrival of Mackinac's favorite residents - the horses! - AND - the opening of Joann's Fudge! Aaron kicked off our sweet season with this beautiful batch of Chocolate Pecan. All over town, business are unpacking boxes, dusting off shelves, and putting the last finishing touches on winter remodeling projects. Most of the hotels and businesses will be officially open by Mother's Day weekend. Spring is a great time to visit the Island! You can explore all the beauty of Mackinac in a peaceful and serene setting. Spending the night here makes the visit even more special, where you can truly enjoy Mackinac Island from sun up to way past sun down. At Main Street Inn and Suites, the nightly turndown service includes a treat from Joann's Fudge - to hold you over until you can purchase more the next morning.
Can't make it to Mackinac Island this weekend? No worries! You can order our freshly made fudge online now.
Horses! - Horses! - Horses!
The most exciting time on the Island is the arrival of the horses for the start of a new season! Every year, approximately 500 horses take the ferry from the mainland to the Island for their "summer jobs". Some of them work for UPS, pulling a dray down the street daily, delivering boxes of fresh cream and butter that we put in every batch of Joann's Fudge.
Horse carousel images: click on each picture to view our 7 beautiful horse pictures by Katy!