Mackinac Island State Park, Mackinac Island

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 .
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  • We visited with family last July and experienced wall to wall people! We are seniors and we would definitely not do it again during the summer months. The Island is quaint, quite beautiful and busy. T...  more »
  • We went for a day with kids and family friends...we parked the car across from the ferry...got to the island and biked around the beautiful island...had a great time...made stops for taking pictures a...  more »
  • Beautiful day trip to explore, and see not only the lovely State park, but the ferry ride to the island was lovely, though I recommend going in warmer weather, as much of the island is closed down in ...  more »
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  • LOVE Mackinac Island!!! We rode our bikes around the island twice. Such a quaint little place with shops, fudge, ice cream, restaurants. you can rent a bike there or bring your own over on the ferry. Beautiful place!
  • Mackinac Island is truly a hidden American gem. I have been going since I was a baby, and it is always growing and changing, while still keeping that unique classic touch which makes it great for family. The best activity is to rent a bike and take a trip around the island. It only takes a couple hours and is easy to pedal. There are numerous spots to get out and enjoy the beach or see unique sights. In addition, Mackinac Island fudge is the best you can find in the country.
  • Mackinac Island is one of my favorite places! It's so fun to be here and see the history of the island. Biking around the island is relaxing and full of amazing views. My family goes here almost every year, and we've always had a good experience.
  • My favorite sunrises and sunsets! My favorite place in Michigan. There are so many great things about the state park from the typical tourist spots, like Arch Rock, to the spots you find while hiking the trails. I love this place!
  • This place Is love...Mackinaw island has no automobiles on it..you have to bike around the whole island..the experience while roaming on a bike around the island..beach on one hand and woods on the other. This island has everything right from pizza to wonderful fudges...and the infamous arch rock. This is definitely a bucket list kind place.
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