Mackinac Island State Park, Mackinac Island

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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 one morning in the park and it was beautiful! Lots of types of trees not found in our state. I would recommend doing this early in the day before it gets too hot.  more »
  • We flew our small plane to KMCD. Very small and friendly airport. Called ahead for horse taxi and they met us there as we arrived. Reasonable taxi prices. Beautiful and scenic park.  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.

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