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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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worth the hike!

Rent a bike -- it's not too far! You can also save the stair climb (and there are quite a few) and take a horse drawn taxi! Fun either way! The view at the top is gorgeous!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Rent a bike -- it's not too far! You can also save the stair climb (and there are quite a few) and take a horse drawn taxi! Fun either way! The view at the top is gorgeous!

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Elkridge, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were staying at the Grand Hotel and this was one of our stops as we bicycled around the island. Definitely worth a stop.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We took a carriage to the state park and cemetery. Did you know that this is one of a handful of cemeteries with the unknown soldier? The sunlight was filtering through the high canopy of trees into the cemetery on the grounds of the state park and I felt I was on hallowed ground. Worth a bike ride, hike or... More 

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Its was a nice and quiet little getaway. Close enough for a drive ad didn't have to fly, No vehicles. All the sites were close enough to walk to

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

we found nothing we nothing we did not like.every time we go to the island we still see things we never seen before and i have been going their for 35 years at least once a year and sometimes 2 times a year.mother nature is an amazing lady

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Yorkville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Loved the Island. The bike rides around the island was great and very historic. Views, scenery and historic value awaits you on the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Liked it all. Especially the horse drawn tour. Walking or riding a bike will take you everywhere. Just watch out for the horse dung in your path. The Pink Pony is a favorite watering hole of sailors.

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Springboro, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Mackinac Island State Park encompasses a large part of Mackinac Island. It is very serene and peaceful, offering the beauty of pure nature! We have been only during late Summer and early Fall, and it is gorgeous. If you can catch the Fall color, WOW! I would suggest using a map to help find your way along the roads and... More 

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Hebron, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you have the time, I would recommend a quiet hike up to the top of the island away from the crowds downtown. Perhaps pick up a few sandwiches from Dowd's grocery, something to drink and head up to the peaceful side of Mackinac. There are plenty of marked trails to follow and it is a great way to spend... More 

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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Took the Carriage Ride and enjoyed the view and history of the Island. The guide was fun and friendly and the Park is very clean.

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