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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    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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    Historic Downtown by Candlelight

    Experience the fur trade era of Mackinac Island by lantern light.

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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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    Hubbard’s Annex Auction

    The Mackinac Island State Park Commission is offering Hubbard’s Annex Lots 4, 5, 6, Block 2, for public auction by sealed bid.

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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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    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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  • 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
  • Busy day today! Make sure to check out the Missionary Bark Chapel on your way up to Fort Mackinac ☀️ #MSHP #fortmackinac #marquettepark
  • Good morning from MSHP☀️💐 #MSHP #oldmackinacpointlighthouse #mondaymotivation
  • Fourth at the Fort🇺🇸💥 #MSHP #fortmackinac #july4th #cannonfiring
  • Finger painting fun with guests and one of our Art Studio Interns this year, Emma! 🎨 #MSHP #fingerpaint #artmuseum
  • Happy Tuesday from Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park! 🌲☀️ #MSHP #historicmillcreek #zipline #flyhigh
  • Foggy mornings and cannon firings💥🌫 #MSHP #cannonfiring #fortmackinac
  • Huge congratulations to all the winners and honorable mentions at the 2017 Juried Art Exhibition! 🎨🖼 #MSHP #juriedexhibition #mackinacinmotion
  • So much to be seen in Mackinac Island State Park! #Repost @bmielke1125 (@get_repost)
I made a friend today! 
#butterfly #tree #wildlife #mackinacisland #friend