Maritime Michilimackinac

Colonial Michilimackinac was a major hub for the Great Lakes Fur Trade, and its location where Lakes Michigan and Huron meet was crucial to its success. This special event will focus on Michilimackinac’s maritime history. Join the interpretive staff as they discuss and demonstrate the many different ways Michilimackinac’s historic residents interacted with and worked on the water. All special events included with a regular Colonial Michilimackinac ticket. #thisismackinac

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

9:00 a.m. – Colonial Michilimackinac Open for the Day
10:00 a.m. – Unpack a Trade Bale Activity
11:00 a.m. – Weapons on the Water Demonstration
12:00 p.m. – Feeding a Voyageur Program
12:30 p.m. – Michilimackinac’s Enslaved Community Program
2:00 p.m. – Boat and Canoe Demonstration
3:30 p.m. – Weapons on the Water Demonstration
4:00 p.m. – Some Tea and Loaf Sugar: Tea at the British Trader’s House
5:00 p.m. – Unpack a Trade Bale Activity
6:00 p.m. – Musket Firing Demonstration
7:00 p.m. – Colonial Michilimackinac Closed for the Evening

Throughout the day: Knot Tying and Line Throwing Activities, Net Weaving, Oven Baking

Mackinac’s Forgotten Features

On this guided bike tour, join Kyle Bagnall, Park Naturalist, on a nature adventure back in time. Starting behind Fort Mackinac, at the Avenue of Flags on Huron Road, we’ll explore features that are long lost, destroyed or forgotten. Along the way, you’re invited to imagine feeding animals at Deer Park, the acrid odor of an old lime kiln, and the sharp report of gunfire at the old rifle range. We’ll listen for echoes of the Musical Well and look for 19th century spelunkers emerging from a deep cave adventure. We’ll follow a “very highly romantic road” before stopping for milk at Early’s Farm or something stronger at Dousman’s Distillery. In all, our bike route will encompass about 7 miles, before ending at Marquette Park for the evening. Participants should bring a good working bike, a drink of water, and a sense of adventure. This adventure is free, with no preregistration required.

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Maritime Michilimackinac

Colonial Michilimackinac was a major hub for the Great Lakes Fur Trade, and its location where Lakes Michigan and Huron meet was crucial to its success. This special event will focus on Michilimackinac’s maritime history. Join the interpretive staff as they discuss and demonstrate the many different ways Michilimackinac’s historic residents interacted with and worked on the water. All special events included with a regular Colonial Michilimackinac ticket. #thisismackinac

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

9:00 a.m. – Colonial Michilimackinac Open for the Day
10:00 a.m. – Unpack a Trade Bale Activity
11:00 a.m. – Weapons on the Water Demonstration
12:00 p.m. – Feeding a Voyageur Program
12:30 p.m. – Michilimackinac’s Enslaved Community Program
2:00 p.m. – Boat and Canoe Demonstration
3:30 p.m. – Weapons on the Water Demonstration
4:00 p.m. – Some Tea and Loaf Sugar: Tea at the British Trader’s House
5:00 p.m. – Unpack a Trade Bale Activity
6:00 p.m. – Musket Firing Demonstration
7:00 p.m. – Colonial Michilimackinac Closed for the Evening

Throughout the day: Knot Tying and Line Throwing Activities, Net Weaving, Oven Baking

Maritime Michilimackinac

Colonial Michilimackinac was a major hub for the Great Lakes Fur Trade, and its location where Lakes Michigan and Huron meet was crucial to its success. This special event will focus on Michilimackinac’s maritime history. Join the interpretive staff as they discuss and demonstrate the many different ways Michilimackinac’s historic residents interacted with and worked on the water. All special events included with a regular Colonial Michilimackinac ticket. #thisismackinac

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

9:00 a.m. – Colonial Michilimackinac Open for the Day
10:00 a.m. – Unpack a Trade Bale Activity
11:00 a.m. – Weapons on the Water Demonstration
12:00 p.m. – Feeding a Voyageur Program
12:30 p.m. – Michilimackinac’s Enslaved Community Program
2:00 p.m. – Boat and Canoe Demonstration
3:30 p.m. – Weapons on the Water Demonstration
4:00 p.m. – Some Tea and Loaf Sugar: Tea at the British Trader’s House
5:00 p.m. – Unpack a Trade Bale Activity
6:00 p.m. – Musket Firing Demonstration
7:00 p.m. – Colonial Michilimackinac Closed for the Evening

Throughout the day: Knot Tying and Line Throwing Activities, Net Weaving, Oven Baking

Mackinac in the 1830s Tour

Guests will experience a short walking tour of downtown Mackinac Island discussing the community in the 1830s and highlighting the role of the Mackinac Indian Agency, Fort Mackinac, the American Fur Company, and more. The tour will begin in front of The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum and end at the Biddle House, where participants will have a chance to explore the exhibits before the event ends. This is a free event; donations welcome. #thisismackinac