Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park offers activities for visitors of all ages. Participate in the Adventure Tour and experience the natural environment from many different vantage points. At the Treetop Discovery Tower and Climbing Wall, visitors see the different layers of the forest canopy. Crossing the Forest Canopy Bridge, visitors experience life in the upper branches of the forest. Finally, the Eagle’s Flight Zip Line allows visitors to soar like an eagle over the Mill Pond. Hiking and Biking
Explore over 70 miles of trails and roads covering Mackinac Island State Park. The Island roads and trails are completely closed to cars and other vehicles. Visitors can travel around the State Park on foot, bike, carriage or horseback. Paved roads connect primary points of interest and M-185 circles the Island’s shoreline. Interior paths and trails lead visitors along the bluffs, through cedar forests and to unique geological features.
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park has over three miles of marked and interpreted trails allowing even a novice hiker a chance to explore the north woods.
Mackinac was made for sightseeing. Stunning vistas, natural wonders and architectural treasures are at the very heart of what Mackinac is all about. You will walk in the footsteps of our forbearers as you explore the natural world and history of the Straits of Mackinac.
Encompassing over 1,770 acres on Mackinac Island, the Mackinac Island State Park is open to the public year round. You can explore unique geological formations such as Arch Rock and Sugar Loaf, historic sites including Fort Holmes and the Island cemeteries, trails leading through quiet forests, and panoramic vistas of the Straits of Mackinac.
At Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park visit the Forest Clearing, an area set aside for natural history programs in a forest setting. Park naturalists regularly run interpretive programs in the clearing, focusing on the plants and animals which inhabit the park.
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse is one of the best spots to gaze at and photograph the mighty Mackinac Bridge, both from the ground and from the lantern of the lighthouse tower.
Colonial Michilimackinac provides similar vistas of the Straits as well as strolls through the two-acre palisaded community.
Fort Mackinac rewards the climb to the top of the bluff with memorable views of Mackinac Island’s downtown and harbor.