Since 1895 the Mackinac Island State Park Commission has preserved and presented the history and natural wonders of the parks under its care. Collectively known as Mackinac State Historic Parks, these rich and varied parks and historic sites are maintained for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of Michigan and visitors from around the world. The sites include miles of roads and trails, stunning vistas, serene forests and inspiring historic treasures. Visitors come by the tens of thousands each year to experience and contemplate the beauty of nature and our shared past.
On the following pages are drawings highlighting features of the parks. Hidden inside each illustration is a turtle, the symbol of Mackinac Island, for you to find. Through the coloring of these intricate images, we hope you continue to contemplate these rich resources, recalling pleasant memories of your time here and hopefully be inspired to return.