Visit one or all six attractions on
Mackinac Island or in Mackinaw City
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    Employment Opportunities

    Want to  spend your summer at the Straits of Mackinac doing something fun and interesting? Click here to see our list of available positions for the coming season!

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    Colonial Michilimackinac Theme Weekends

    Nearly every weekend this summer features a different special event at Colonial Michilimackinac.

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    Mackinac State Historic Parks Blog

    New, interesting content is updated often on the Mackinac State Historic Parks blog. Click here for more information.

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    Fort Fright

    Lanterns light your way through an 18th-century fort and fur trading village overrun by werewolves, witches, goblins and ghouls. Storytellers weave spooky folktales near bonfires and treats such as hot mulled cider, cookies and candy can be found throughout the site.


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    Fire the Cannon

    Now YOU can fire the first cannon volley of the day at Fort Mackinac. Click here to learn how.

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    Only Have a Day or Two?

    Even if your trip is short, there’s still plenty to see.  Click to check out The Straits of Mackinac’s must-see attractions and sample itineraries to help you plan every last minute of your visit.

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    Great Turtle Kayak Tours

    Launching from the shore of Michilimackinac State Park, next to the Mackinac State Historic Parks Visitor’s Center. Experience the Mackinac Bridge from the water at sunrise, paddle to McGulpin Point, check out Colonial Michilimackinac from the water, and many other amazing options. Book your Mackinaw City tour now!

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  • Our blacksmith making a drill bit at #colonialmichilimackinac. Just a standard Friday.
  • Pastimes in Times Past #colonialmichilimackinac
  • A beautiful Mackinac day coming to an end.
  • Iconic. #fortmackinac #mackinacisland #straitsofmackinac #iconic #welcome
  • History, outdoors and adventure - all in a day at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park. #historicmillcreekdiscoverypark #adventure #mackinawcity #mshp
  • Happy National Lighthouse Day! #nationallighthouseday #oldmackinacpointlighthouse
  • Wednesday mornings at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse⚓️ #MSHP #oldmackinacpointlighthouse
  • Happy Monday from Fort Holmes, the highest point of Mackinac Island🇺🇸 #MSHP #fortholmes
  • The view from Arch Rock on this rainy Sunday! 🌧 #Repost @bmielke1125 (@get_repost)
At least this means it's not busy. ⛈#storm #rain #wind #mackinacisland #puremichigan
  • The 'Sounds of the Forest' discovery station is up and running at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park! Check out the building process of these large deer ears on our Facebook 🦌
  • 205 years ago today, the British landed here on Mackinac Island to launch a successful surprise attack against the Americans. State Park Interns Evan and Nate presented a program on this today at British Landing to over 80 visitors total💥🌊 #MSHP #britishlanding #205years
  • Take a stroll with us tonight during our Historic Downtown by Candelight Event! Meet at the MSHP Visitor's Center to start our blast to the past🕯🌌 #MSHP #historicdowntown