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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    Fire at Night: Fort Mackinac Cannon and Rifle

    Enjoy iconic Fort Mackinac in a new way!

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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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