Mackinac Island, Michigan

Mackinac Island, Michigan

featuring Paul Hardcastle's "Shelbi"

While summer resorts are common, none have the quaint historic charm of Michigan’s Mackinaw Island. Situated between the state’s two peninsulas, this relaxing island has been drawing tourists since Victorian times with its beautiful scenery and leisurely culture.

The well-preserved historic buildings of the island, and its complete lack of motor vehicles, give Mackinac a “stuck in time” atmosphere that was famously captured in the 1980 film Somewhere in Time, starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. Away from the antique buildings of downtown, most of the island is undeveloped, with 80% preserved as Mackinac Island State Park.

Mackinac Island’s most famous attractions include fudge shops, bed-and-breakfasts, and the historic Fort Michilimackinac, an 18th-century fort and trading village seen at the end of this sample video.

Paul Hardcastle is an English musician who crosses genres with his synthesizer compositions. Predominately a jazz artist, Hardcastle has released instrumental pop and new wave recordings. He may be best known for his electronic dance hits “Rain Forest” and “19,” a reflection on the Vietnam War. Hardcastle also releases albums under the name “Jazzmasters.”

Links

Official Site of Mackinac Island
Pure Michigan: Mackinac Island
Mackinac State Historic Parks
Paul Hardcastle Official Site


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