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Mackinaw Island in mid September ?

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Mackinaw Island in mid September ?

I am thinking of heading to Mackinaw Island for 3-4 days in September, which I know is in the middle of fall.

Is there anyone out there that can tell me what the Island is like during September, with respect to weather, hotels and restraurants being open ? I am looking for some R&R and hoping that the autum weather wich chaning colors might be nice.


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1. Re: Mackinaw Island in mid September ?

Go at the very end of the month for fall colors. You will _probably_ still be before the peak. Last year, it didn;t peak until mid October, but that was later than usual. The Island's color changes a bit behind the UP. the UP. Weather will probably be cool and crisp, but of course there are no weather guarantees.

Most businesses will still be open, but with reduced hours or days of the week.

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2. Re: Mackinaw Island in mid September ?

Could be a great time to visit actully... it is still summer on the calendar until sept 23rd.... Could have lovely comfortable days and cool nights.... Im sure the businesses your interested in can tell you their off season rates and hours easily enough... enjoy! more retirees travelling that time of the year, and usually the pressure is less, especially during the week.

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3. Re: Mackinaw Island in mid September ?

We were there last year in early Oct. and weather was perfect - unusually warm though. No problems with things being open but no crowds either. Off season rates were in effect. There was some color but it was still too early for peak - everyone said color was late though. I doubt you'll get much color mid-Sept. I wouldn't let that stop you. The hiking trails were beautiful with the sun shining through the green leaves. Bike ride around island was very nice - 8 miles and mostly flat. Lots of flowers everywhere.

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4. Re: Mackinaw Island in mid September ?

You will enjoy the island at this time of the year. The first week of October or so might bring more peak color..it is beautiful in October with plenty open!

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