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Mackinac Island State Park

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Address: Mackinac Island, MI
Phone Number: 231-436-4100
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Description: This is Mackinac Island State Park, a landscape characterized by high...
This is Mackinac Island State Park, a landscape characterized by high limestone bluffs, beautiful vistas of sparkling water, vibrant forests, and mystical geological formations. With automobiles banned since 1898, here exists a quieter way of life away from interstate noise of cities. Over 80 percent of Mackinac Island is within Mackinac Island State Park—free of charge and open year round—where you’ll discover the true natural gems of Mackinac. Whether visiting this island parkland by foot, bike, horseback, or carriage, these many majestic geological wonders and unique historical monuments are visual treasures found only here—on the island sacred to the Ojibwa and Odawa Great Lakes Indian tribes. According to them, this is where life began. You’re invited to discover why.
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If you go to the island, get off Main St, and ride your bike or walk thru the many trails in the park. There are lots of sights, like the crack in the island, Skull Cave, Fort... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Hadley Michigan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

If you go to the island, get off Main St, and ride your bike or walk thru the many trails in the park. There are lots of sights, like the crack in the island, Skull Cave, Fort Holmes, Sugar Loaf, the cemetary and lots of wildflowers and birds. Get a map from the Tour booth, many of the items are... More 

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Lots of biking, hiking and walking trails. Beautiful in any season. Definitely worth exploring. Lots of sights to see like Arch Rock and Sugar Loaf. Make the hike up to Fort Holmes, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Gorgeous views for miles. Easily accessible state park. Well maintained trails, & well marked. This is the epitome of "pure Michigan". The ride around the island is an easy 8 miles or so, scenic and suitable for beginners. Trails stairs and planking in good condition. Information signs are informative and easy to read. You can beat the sheer beauty of... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The park makes up the majority of the island and I recommend a bkie or hike on the Shore Road M-185. It is an easy 8 miles and you can collect 44 caches along the way.

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Kalkaska, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Make sure and bring your bicycle. You wont be disappointed! The sights are amazing and with your bikes you can get anywhere on the island quick! A laid back way of life. A great time!

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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It was all quite beautiful and serene. There's also a lot of history here, which surprised me. Would definitely love to go there again.

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Lincoln Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful historic state park. Peaceful and so serine. A walk or bike ride through it is so nice. A carriage tour of the island takes you through it as well. And the guide has lots of history lessons to share.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went on a Monday knowing the weekends would be busy. We took a carriage ride which was pleasant. The island main strip consists mainly of t-shirts shops, fudge shops, candy shops and restaurant / bars. As far as any other shopping, good luck. The bicyclists are a nuisance and the island would be better off having electric golf carts... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The perfect bike ride around the island: 8.2, and all lake view. Very flat, too, so very easy. And all these cool cairn rock formations to inspect along the way.

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Livermore, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This park is easy to move around in by foot, bike, horse, or cart. Trails are pretty well mark. Map is very good shows unnamed trails as well. My husband and I are less young but walked every where. There are various ways to get to the natural sites which makes it easy to get to the sites. There is... More 

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