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The Seasons of Mackinac

What’s the best season to visit the Straits of Mackinac? All of them! Learn a little about each season at the Straits:

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.

Full-Blue-Super Moon over Mackinac

Experience Mackinac Island 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


Welcome to the biggest event of the month…meteor showers! Watch meteors, learn about constellations, and enjoy s’mores at Mackinac Island’s highest point – Fort Holmes! Meet at the Fort Mackinac

Summer Stargazing

Join a Mackinac Island park ranger for a constellation program showcasing the twinkling wonders of the night sky. Meet at the Fort Mackinac Avenue of Flags for a guided hike

Hike to Fort Holmes

Join an MSHP staff member for a guided walk to Fort Holmes, the highest point on Mackinac Island. Meet at the Fort Mackinac Avenue of Flags. This is a Mackinac