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Mackinac Island Attractions

Mackinaw City Attractions

Mackinac State Historic Parks Resources:

Guns Across the Straits

Guns Across the Straits

What better way to wind down your day in the Straits of Mackinac than by firing off Michilimackinac’s weapons?

Fort Mackinac - Fire the Cannon

Fire the Cannon!

Make your visit to Mackinac Island a truly memorable one - fire the iconic Fort Mackinac cannon!

Fort Fright - Website

Fort Fright

Lanterns light your way through an 18th-century fort and fur trading village overrun by werewolves, witches, goblins and ghouls.

Upcoming Events


Mackinac Island Shakespeare Festival

Marquette Park

The second annual Mackinac Island Shakespeare Festival will be held in Marquette Park throughout the month of August with performances of Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream. All performances are... Read more »

Mackinac Associates Annual Meeting

Mackinac Island State Park Mackinac Island

Mackinac Associates, the friends group for Mackinac State Historic Parks, will host their annual meeting on Mackinac Island. This is a private event for Mackinac Associates members. For information on... Read more »

Featured Blogs

Meteors at Mackinac

Staying up late on a clear August night is an excellent way to create special summer memories at the Straits of Mackinac. With minimal light pollution and expansive vistas over two Great Lakes, the starry sky offers a spectacular show, free of charge, for all ages.

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10 Picture Worthy Back Drops for your Mackinac Vacation

Finding the perfect picture location to show off your Mackinac vacation can be hard, so we compiled 10 of our favorites spots – five in Mackinaw City and five on Mackinac Island – that serve as that perfect background for family photos or to spice up your Instagram feed.

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A one-ounce brass weight found in the archaeology dig at Colonial Michilimackinac.

Mid-Season Archaeology Update

The first half of the 2022 Michilimackinac archaeological field season has been very productive. Find out all about it here:

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