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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

    Discover special events throughout the 2019 season.

  • Vintage Base Ball

    The Fort Mackinac Never Sweats take on the Rochester Grangers in a game of Vintage Base Ball at the old Fort Mackinac Ball Field on Saturday, July 20.

  • Mackinac State Historic Parks Blog

    Dig deeper into the rich history of the Straits of Mackinac.

  • Fire the Cannon

    Make your visit to Mackinac Island unforgettable.

  • Mackinac Weddings

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

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  • A peaceful day at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ☀️🌳 #haveanadventure #thisismackinac #nature #upnorth #northernmichigan #mackinawcity #discover #hike
  • We love hearing about the amazing adventures at our sites! What’s your story? #thisismackinac #haveanadventure #haveanadventure
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All geared up for our first family adventure course! 🌳 .
Two summers ago Eleanor watched the boys take on a zip line course. She was too small to participate, but reeeaaallly wanted to try. (It wasn’t so bad just watching - we had fudge 😉). But when we stumbled upon Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, practically across the street from our awesome campground @mackinawmillcreekcamping , AND they had a beginner ropes course for kids her age, we knew we had to try it out. .
She was a natural! Both kids loved the ropes bridge over the creek, soared down the zip line with no fear, and quickly climbed the rock wall. She loved every minute of the adventure and can’t wait to try something like it again. I think I am going to need to work harder to keep up with her soon! 😉 .
To top off the day, this spot had a historic saw mill and a great presentation on the history of the Mackinaw area, the surrounding forts and the operation of the mill. We learned a bunch, and got in some great exercise. We are looking forward to seeing what other adventures we can find here in @mackinac_parks 💚💙💚
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What other adventure parks should we put on our list?
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  • Lighthouse ✔️ Shipwreck Museum ✔️ Mackinac Bridge ✔️ Views ✔️ #thisismackinac #lighthouse #northernmichigan #mackinawcity #mackinacbridge #shipwrecks #shipwrecksofthestraits #museum #history #lakehuron #oldmackinacpointelighthouse #upnorth #views
  • What did they dig up? Our archaeologists have uncovered some interesting artifacts, but still have one question—what is it? 👀 #thisismackinac #archaeology #colonialmichilimackinac #history #mystery #mackinawcity #northernmichigan #whatisit
  • Taking care of 5,500+ square feet of gardens isn’t easy, but it sure pays off 💐 #thisismackinac #colonialmichilimackinac #mackinawcity #gardens #history #northernmichigan
  • #repost @islandhousemackinac
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Mackinac Island in the fall means colorful trails, seasonal sales, pumpkin fudge, hot toddies, and s'mores by the chiminea.Now is your chance to win the ULTIMATE MACKINAC FALL GETAWAY!One lucky winner will win the unique opportunity to fire the cannon at Fort Mackinac, admission to all Mackinac State Historic Parks, Ryba's Fudge Shops Best of Mackinac Sweet Treat Basket, a two-night Macktoberfest package at Island House Hotel, bicycle rentals from Island House Bike Shop and $100 906 Rewards, Mackinac Island Dining Card good at 1852 Grill Room, Ice House BBQ, Mary's Bistro Draught House, Pancake House & Grille, and Seabiscuit Café.Enter now by tagging the person that you want to make history with!Winner will be announced on Thursday, August 29, 2019. Must be 21 or older to claim prize package. Winning package good for the contest winner and one adult guest for the weekend of October 4, 2019. Dates are firm.
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  • 🦅 Adventure is calling! #thisismackinac #haveanadventure #upnorth #zipline #northernmichigan #historicmillcreek #discover #history #nature
  • Did you know, the first land engagement of the War of 1812 happened here on Mackinac Island? This past weekend, guests had the opportunity to learn more about Fort Holmes and Mackinac’s role in the War of 1812. Don’t miss out on our next themed weekend: Pastimes in Times Past, at Colonial Michilimackinac, July 13–14! #thisismackinac #fortmackinac #fortholmes #warof1812 #history #reenactment #mackinacisland  #mackinawcity #northernmichigan #thingstodoinmichigan
  • Cooking up savory treats in the Biddle House 🥧🍴👩‍🍳#thisismackinac #historiccooking #biddlehouse #mackinacisland #marketstreet #historicdowntown
  • 🥚🍳 there’s always something cooking at Colonial Michilimackinac #thisismackinac #historiccooking #colonialmichilimackinac #mackinawcity #upnorth #revolutionarytimes
  • Getting ready for duty at Fort Mackinac, 1880s style. #thisismackinac #fortmackinac #mackinacisland #history #museum
  • 🇺🇸🎉💥🎆 #thisismackinac #fourthofjuly #mackinacisland #fortmackinac #history