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In the quiet setting of Mackinac Island State Park, without a single car in sight, visit several historical buildings and sites. More than 80 percent of the island is a nature park, featuring open ocean views and dramatic geological formations. Cross it by foot, by bike, on horseback, or by horse-drawn carriage (no automobiles allowed). You'll have the chance to visit caves such as the Devil's Kitchen, the Skull Cave, and the Cave of the Woods. Other stops of note: a battlefield, a church, a dormitory for Native Americans, and numerous exhibits. To visit Mackinac Island State Park on your trip to Mackinac Island, use our Mackinac Island online route planner.
Mackinac Island State Park reviews
Unique and worth a visit. It's still off season in early May so a little cool. The bike ride around the island is a great experience, highly recommend. We followed the bike ride with lunch at the...
Unique and worth a visit. It's still off season in early May so a little cool. The bike ride around the island is a great experience, highly recommend. We followed the bike ride with lunch at the... more »
Wonderful visit to a tourist centered area. Lots of history to see and hear. We rented a bicycle built for two and road the outside road around the island. This road has many stops with historical...
Wonderful visit to a tourist centered area. Lots of history to see and hear. We rented a bicycle built for two and road the outside road around the island. This road has many stops with historical... more »
What a wonderful place. I definitely recommend spending a night. Many people leave and you feel like you can explore more freely. So much to do, could stay a couple nights, but one will sufice.
What a wonderful place. I definitely recommend spending a night. Many people leave and you feel like you can explore more freely. So much to do, could stay a couple nights, but one will sufice. more »
Beautiful place to visit with a lot of history! Lots of little shops, especially with a huge variety of fudge! The people who work on the island are all pretty friendly. You definitely want to explore the butterfly house, it's amazing! The one thing that I'd highly suggest is that if plan on eating, stand outside the door at least 15 minutes prior to the restaurant opening! Trust me, the wait time can be almost 2 hours! Have fun!
You need to take a ferry to get to this park. This is a historic and a scenic park. The coolest thing about this place is that there are no cars inside and the transport is either through Horse Carriage or by renting a bike. There are lot of scenic attractions. The Arch Rock was our favorite. You can bike/hike through the entire perimeter of the island. You can see amazing turquoise color water here. Some great food options available near the ferry terminal.
This place is a must see, you just have to experience it to appreciate it. No cars, all bike, walk or horse drawn carriages!! The history This place offers is amazing. Our carriage driver was wonderful, I forget her name but she was from Portland Oregon and she was great! We went to the Ft. Macinaw, butterfly conservatory, the grounds of the island is beautiful no matter where you go and the views are all amazing!!!
It's a great place to ride your bicycle with all roads & paths both paved and single track trails through the woods. You can also take an 8.2 mile ride around the island on M-185. There are some great views of downtown Mackinac Island and the Straits of Mackinac along the roads on the east and west bluffs. When you are done riding there is always a good choice of places to eat downtown.
The island is really beautiful with no cars allowed on it. The usual route is to reach Mackinaw city or St. Ignace and take a ferry to the island. Flight routes are also available. The island offers bikes and horse cart for roaming around on rent . The perimeter is almost 8 miles long, so a bike rider can cover it in usually 1.5 hrs. There are a few spots such as Arch rock, the fort and a few others to go for. It might take just 3-4 hours to checkout all the spots and complete a perimeter bike ride. There are several beach like small spots to hangout in the lake and smal food shops.
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