Mackinac Island State Park, Mackinac Island

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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.
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  • Unique ROck formation. The horse and buggy ride that brought us to the Arch was equally a Must. Have your cameras ready. 
    Unique ROck formation. The horse and buggy ride that brought us to the Arch was equally a Must. Have your cameras ready.  more »
  • Beautiful island lots to do and explore, but there need to remove the e-bike ban, there are a lot of hill’s going inland and an e-bike would help greatly! 
    Beautiful island lots to do and explore, but there need to remove the e-bike ban, there are a lot of hill’s going inland and an e-bike would help greatly!  more »
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  • 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.

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