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Great Turtle Drop – Mackinac Island

Great Turtle Drop
Great Turtle Drop

The Great Turtle Drop – a festive celebration of the arrival of the New Year on Mackinac Island – will take place once again this year on Main Street near the Christmas Tree at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve.
The Great Turtle – a 70 pound green, light-bespangled fiberglass turtle – will be lowered to the ground in front of a celebratory New Year’s Eve crowd near the Lilac Tree Suites and Spa as the last seconds of 2016 tick down to midnight.
This will be the sixth year the the Great Turtle has dropped to Mackinac Island to welcome in the New Year. The Great Turtle Drop was first held on December 31, 2011 under the guidance of Rich and Marge Lind of the Cottage Inn who wanted to create a festive “Times Square” event with a unique Mackinac Island twist.
While residents of Mackinac Island and holiday visitors will be able to witness the Great Turtle Drop in person, followers on the internet should be able to get a glimpse of the celebrations via video posts shortly after the event.
More Information on New Year’s Eve on Mackinac Island


2016 / 2017 Great Turtle Drop

The Great Turtle Drop returned for 2016 / 2017 celebrations.


Sunday January 1st, 2017 - 9:43 am

MackinacIsland.Net - Mackinac Island Michigan

Another view of the 2016 / 2017 Turtle Drop... Happy New Year! (Video via Joann's Fudge of Mackinac Island)

Joann's Fudge of Mackinac Island
Happy new year from Mackinac Island.
Thank you to Bart, Annie and the staff at Lilac Tree Suites and Spa for making this happen.
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Joann's Fudge of Mackinac Island

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Better than Times Square

Turtle cute and appropriate! πŸ™‚

Happy New Year to everyone on the Island!!!!!

I wish I could of been there. Happy new year πŸŽ†πŸŽˆπŸŽŠ

Missed it again this yearπŸ˜”soon!! Happy New Year, my Island friends!!!

So cool ..How different would of loved to have been there πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Cheyanne Fowler, thought you'd like this if can see it

Happy New Year! That is my kind of crowd! Would have loved to have been there

Let's go there next year Denny Liette

Stayed on top balcony...beautiful view

So cool 😎

Thanks for making me smile!! I needed that!!! Happy New Year to all of my island friends!

Enjoyed staying on balcony view in Aug.this yr.Great views!

Love it!

That's awesome. Are these the people who live on the island year long?

Weve stayed here. Lovely place!!

Turtle drop is on my bucket list!!!!!

Love lilac tree hotel


Porn hub

Love this!! πŸŽ‰πŸ’₯πŸŽ‰πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

lol awesome...

Steve Schoolcraft

Lauren Gonyea

Rich Walkenbach


2015 / 2016 Mini Turtle Drop

The 2015 / 2016 Turtle Drop was canceled. Please enjoy this Mini Turtle Drop via Caddywampus.


Wednesday December 30th, 2015 - 3:57 pm


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Beautiful. Looks like a postcard.

I wish I was one of them !

Just added it to my bucket list.

πŸ™ I decided to stay home, should have made the drive!


How I wish I was one of them!!

Wish I was there! Beautiful pictures, it's amazing how it can feel like your in a different world on the island

Are there still dock porters in the winter? It was always fun to see how high they'd get the bikes piled with luggage in season.

So jealous!

Nice pics, looks like a postcard πŸ™‚

Wish I was there

I met a lady on plane to PLN Sunday night from Australia. She was on her way to the Island for New Years eve - hope she has a great tine on her holiday and a warm coat! .

All is right on the Island as winter arrived for the last of the Holidays! Happy New Year to all!

Glad to finally see some snow!!!!

My group next year!

See you tomorrow!

So cool!! Beautiful place to be.. Xox

Happy New Year Mackinac Island β™‘

Wow so beautiful. Would love to go

Mackinaw island?

just said tonight we need to make plans to go back this spring

Looks like fun!

Thank you Caddywampus for posting pictures of this beautiful place.

Nice pictures! Hey would you be willing to share pictures to our group, We are addicted to Mackinac Island,Michigan? It is a new group and would be muchly aplreciated!

I want to be there!!


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