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

    There is a TON going on throughout our historic sites this summer – click here for the complete list!

  • 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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We recently took Liesel to Mackinac Island for the first time. For all the non-Michiganders out there, the island is a summer destination and is located between the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan.  It’s a pretty unique island in many ways, one being that there is a lot of limestone on the island. Over time, the limestone has eroded and has made some cool formations like this picture of Arch Rock.
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Another fun fact is that there are no motorized vehicles on island. There are, however, about 600 horses 🐴 which pull private carriages, taxi carriages, tour group carriages and all types of service trailers (mail deliveries, garbage, etc) around the island. And bikes... lots of bikes. 🚲
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We will share more about our fun experience in some later posts and in our weekly vlog 😍
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HAPPY HUMPDAY! 😊
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Thank you @thefunemployedfamily for using our hashtag & for visiting beautiful Mackinac Island!
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I am an avid collector of pipes, so finding a beautiful stone pipe bowl fragment was totally a highlight! #makeitmackinac #archaeology #michilimackinac #fieldseason #thisismackinac
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A little history lesson along the way #mackinawcity #tour #sightseeing #thisismackinac #historylesson #history #explore #teach #optoutside #childhood #unofficialhomeschool
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High above M-185 on Mackinac Island is a magical hiking trail called Tranquil Bluff Trail.  By far one of the more rugged trails you’ll find on the island, with its ups and downs, roots and rocks, questionably close to the edge of the cliff at times.  But it truly will not disappoint. It’s worth the work for the continuous views of Lake Huron.  I could have stayed on this trail to the end of the day.
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  • The sunset made beautiful colors last night ✨ •
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  • Meet our Park Operation Interns Jacob & Kyle. See their smiling faces at British Landing Nature Center 😀🌿🐿🐝 •
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Island House Hotel & Mackinac State Historic Parks are firing off the summer season with a Historic Mackinac Giveaway! 
Steps to follow for a chance to win. 
1. Repost or Share this post with #historicmackinacgiveaway in the caption
2. Follow Mackinac State Historic Parks on Facebook or Instagram
3. Follow Island House Hotel on Facebook or Instagram

Winning Package: • Fire the morning cannon at Fort Mackinac on Saturday, September 22, 2018
• Exclusive Fort Mackinac tour with Executive Director Phil Porter • Admission to Fort Mackinac, Colonial Michilimackinac, Historic Mill Creek, Old Point Lighthouse, and the Manoogian Art Museum
• Two nights at the Island House Hotel the weekend of September 21, 2018
• $100 Dining Card valid for use at your choice of 1852 Grill Room, Mary's Bistro Draught House, Pancake House & Grille, Seabiscuit Café
• Best of Mackinac Sweet Treat Basket from Ryba's Fudge Shops
• Bicycle Rentals from Island House Bike Shop

Winner will be announced at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Fine print: Must be 18 or older to claim prize package. Dates are firm. Package good for contest winner and up to three guests. 
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Lilacs and lighthouses...enough said :)
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  • 🇺🇸Happy Independence Day🇺🇸 Celebrate with joy and happiness! •
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  • We’re getting ready to celebrate Independence day in style ✨🇺🇸✨
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  • We hope your enjoying yourselves as much as we’re enjoying Colonial Michilimackinac ☀️
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