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!

  • Fort Mackinac Extended Hours

    Enjoy fall at Fort Mackinac!

  • Special Events

    Special events continue through the fall and into the winter – check here often for an updated list and to start planning your 2019 visit.

  • Fort2Fort Five Mile Challenge

    The second annual Fort2Fort Five Mile Challenge will be held on May 11, 2019. Click here to learn about this fun race that showcases Mackinac’s greatest historical and natural highlights. Registration opens in November.

  • 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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  • Fantastic view of downtown Mackinac Island from East bluff 🍁
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  • I spy a deer!!!
A doe was spotted on North Bicycle Trail 🍂🍃
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  • Repost @austinc___ 
Thank you for the awesome photo! .
North Bicycle Trail covered in fall colors 🍂🚲
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  • British Landing Sunset🍂
Photo credit: @nicovargs .
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  • Take a hike, bike, or leisure stroll to the highest point of the island and see the beautiful colors of fall 🍂
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  • #Repost @greatlakeslocals ・・・
Just took our first fall trip to Mackinac Island and the views at Sugar Loaf blew us away! After a crowded visit to the Arch Rock lookout, we were obsessed with this quiet, breathtaking overlook and vibrant island autumn colors! When you visit @mackinacisle, be sure to make the hike up to Sugar Loaf!
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  • Visit Fort Mackinac in the fall. You will be glad you did. .
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  • It is a GORGEOUS evening for Fort Fright.
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  • It’s finally here! 
Tonight is the first night of Fort Fright 👻
Join us at Colonial Michilimackinac for a SPOOKTACULAR time 🎃💀🕸🕷🍎 •
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  • Crazy storms yesterday make for an extra beautiful morning today. #thisismackinac #goodmorning #mymackinac #beautiful
  • Fort Fright is this weekend!!!! Get ready for a spooktacular time 🕸👻🎃🍂 Visit Mackinacparks.com for more information