I took this picture a couple of years ago on a fall color tour of northern Michigan. It was pretty sad to see everyone closing up their homes for the winter. The island was very quiet and empty (which was nice) yet sad at the same time because summer was over and even though fall was in full swing everyone seemed to be leaving.
If you have never been up north on Mackinac Island in the fall I highly recommend it. The colors are spectacular and when combined with the quiet ambiance of the horses clippity-clopping along empty streets it is a truly peaceful experience.