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Arch Rock by Moonlight

Experience Arch Rock by the light of the full moon on a free guided walk with Park Naturalist, Kyle Bagnall. Meet at the Avenue of Flags (behind Fort Mackinac) for

The Musical Well of Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island attracts visitors from around the world to experience interesting history, inspiring natural beauty, and fantastic geological features. Some are well known, others not so much. Others are only briefly mentioned, like the Musical Well of Mackinac Island.

Tour of the Turtle’s Back: Ancient Mackinac Island

Some 11,000 years ago, only the highest point of Mackinac Island stood above the water, being about ½ mile long and nearly ¼ mile wide. For many generations, Native Americans have referred to this high point as the Turtle’s Back, as its domed shape creates the perception of a giant turtle floating on the water.

Fairy Arch by Henry Chapman Ford 1874

Mackinac Island’s Other Arches

Arch Rock is Mackinac Island’s most famous and spectacular limestone formation. A century ago, curious visitors could find two additional arches, also celebrated for their natural beauty and rich traditions.

2018 Collections Acquisitions

In 2018, the Mackinac Island State Park Commission accessioned 120 gifts and 82 purchases to the historic object and archival collection. Among the objects acquired was an 1891 register from