Mackinac Island State Park, Mackinac Island

Must see · State Park · Nature / Park
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 walked over 8 miles in one day and covered most of the park. Spectacular views. Easy to navigate. And we will be back!  more »
  • This is a must see only because it's unusual to see no automobiles. If I were an avid bicyclist, this place would totally rock. Otherwise, it's just another small town with a lot of restaurants...  more »
  • We enjoyed biking and hiking in the state park and seeing all the spring woodland flowers…..especially near Coglan Pond and hearing the frogs.  more »
  • This Park is one of the most beautiful parks in all of Michigan. My family and I visited this park when we stayed on the island a few nights and it was not only fun but also very relaxing. One of my favorite parts of the park is how the swing sets look out onto the lake and onto Mackinac Bridge. I would definitely recommend visiting here.
  • We come here every August to see our granddaughter perform with the Girl Scout Color Guard. The history is all around the island and the views of the lake and Mackinaw Bridge are awesome. We have stayed in several B & B s and the Inns. We have never had a disappointment with our lodging. Take a private carriage tour, it's the best. The restaurants are many and the food is remarkable.
  • I love this place. We discovered parts of the island we'd never seen before. It was great. Lunch at the Grand Hotel was pricey but well worth it. We wandered around the hotel which I loved. One of my favorite places ever.
  • Mackinac Island State Park is a step back in time! The woodsy terrain is beautiful! It is accessible by foot or horse-drawn carriage. No cars are allowed on the island! Arch Rock is a beautiful spot for photo ops! The is a lot of US history connected to the island. It's a bucket-list must see!
  • Bring your own bike and you will have a ball. The bikes that they rent have improved in recent years but you are still better off bringing your own. I love riding around the island but as far as the town you go in one shop and you have seen them all. Great for a once-a-year outing.

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