Visit one or all six attractions on
Mackinac Island or in Mackinaw City
  • 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!

  • Special Events

    It’s never too early to start planning your 2018 visit to the Mackinac area! Learn about all of the 2018 special events, and check back often as we continue to add new events throughout the year.

  • Hubbard’s Annex Land Sale

    The Mackinac Island State Park Commission is offering Hubbard’s Annex Lots 4, 5, 6, Block 2, for sale.

  • Mackinac State Historic Parks Blog

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

  • Fire the Cannon

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

  • 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.

  • Mackinac Weddings

    Mackinac State Historic Parks offers 10 beautiful, unique settings for your special day.

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  • When you’re biking around Mackinac Island make sure to stop at the nature center to relax and learn about all the different plants and animals who call this little island home 🚲🌲🦉🦋
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  • Sugar Loaf
Photo 1: A photograph taken by William H. Gardiner, 1896-1915
Photo 2: Present day
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  • Worried about walking fort hill? The horses would be more than happy to escort you!  Carriage tours and taxis can be your transportation to the entrance of #fortmackinac 🐴 •
#thisismackinac #mshp #carriagelife #puremichigan
  • When visiting Mackinac Island try and find time to view this beautiful formation ✨
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  • Beautiful view of the Mackinac Bridge from Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse.
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  • The onions are starting to grow in Fort Michilimackinac #mshp #vegtablegarden #spring #fortmichilimackinac #puremichigan #thisismackinac #meetmackinaw
  • Blue sky’s make for a beautiful day at Fort Mackinac #happymonday #mackinacisland #fortmackinac #mshp
  • Nothing but smiles at the finish line of the Fort 2 Fort five mile challenge. #mackinacisland #fortmackinac #fortholmes #finishline
  • Just a great day for the inaugural Fort2Fort 5Mile Challenge. #thisismackinac #runmackinac #fortmackinac #fortholmes #spring #running
  • Fly like an eagle at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park. #mackinacparks  #historicmillcreekdiscoverypark #mshp #bondingwithnature #ziplining
  • Harnessing the power of the creek. #thisismackinac #historicmillcreekdiscoverypark #mshp #mackinawcity #history #learningisfun
  • First evening event of the year at #colonialmichilimackinac. #thisismackinac #mackinawcity #1775 #musket #british