Fort Holmes, Mackinac Island

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#4 of 18 in Historic Sites in Upper Peninsula
Fort Holmes is located in Mackinac Island. To visit Fort Holmes on your trip to Mackinac Island, use our Mackinac Island online route planner .
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  • Well the good news is if you biked or walked here then it's all downhill back to town from here as you will be at the highest point on the island. Parts of this fort closes at 4:00 but you can see mos...  more »
  • Rode our bikes up here! (Well, actually, I pushed my bike up part of the way!) Great views! Go inside and let your imagination run!  more »
  • If during your trip to the Island, you find yourself looking for a place to get away from the crowds, that has a great view and the peace and quiet to gather your thoughts, keep it to yourself, but th...  more »
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  • A fun place to visit, with the most beautiful views! It is free and has the history of the fort inside. We parked our bikes at Skull Cave, ate a picnic lunch, and hiked to Sugar Loaf. From Sugar Loaf we took the trail of stairs up to a breathtaking view and followed the trail to Fort Holmes. From Fort Holmes we took the stair trail back to Skull Cave. It was a perfect hike. We talked to wonderful people along the way.
  • Nothing fancy but it tells the story of the fort well and the views are spectacular. Alas, there were no reenactors when I visited.
  • Long bike ride up the hill, but worth the views! Perfect place to enjoy your fudge!
  • Nice short visit. Lots of information, dates, and historical data to take in. More than 600ft ascent to get there, fun and worth it.
  • Worrh the climb to the top of the island to see this rare historical gem.

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Mackinac Island is known for its upscale hotels. Look around the ferry port, close to the water, to find luxury options with superb views of the sea and fine-dining restaurants. Alternatively, consider the western section of the island if you're interested staying at a refined bed and breakfast set in a period mansion.
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