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2023 - Seasonal Positions

Seasonal Employment

Live and work in the Straits of Mackinac! Various positions available, from guest services to interpretation to park operations in Mackinaw City and on Mackinac Island. Discover all of our seasonal positions here.

2024 - What's in Store for 24?

What's in Store for '24?

What can you expect in 2024? A lot! Learn about everything new for the upcoming season.

2024 - Mackinac Rocks!

Mackinac Rocks!

From looking in wonder at the natural curiosity that is Arch Rock to skipping rocks at Windermere Point, to maybe enjoying some ‘rock’ at a local establishment or the fact that Mackinac Island is itself a large rock, it is safe to say that Mackinac Rocks! We encourage artists working in all media to share with us their artistic visions of what Mackinac Rocks! means to them.

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Fort Mackinac Opening Day

Fort Mackinac Mackinac Island, MI

Mackinac Island's iconic Fort Mackinac opens for the 2024 season with a cannon blast at 9:00 a.m.! #thisismackinac

Featured Blogs

Ice Fishing at Mackinac

Ice fishing has been important part of the Straits for thousands of years, but dramatic scenes of net poles so numerous that they appeared almost as a forest are now nearly forgotten.

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A historic black and white photo showing a large white building known as the Fort Mackinac Post Hospital with three cannons in the foreground.

The Hospital Corps at Fort Mackinac

While the Hospital Corps only came into being toward the very end of Fort Mackinac’s time as an active military post, it demonstrates another way Fort Mackinac experienced the changing times of the army.

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