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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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Great concept. No motor vehicles - in Michigan, the Automobile state.

The concept impressed me. In today's world, in the US, no automobile on the island. Must be fun. We drove from Detroit . The ferry point, adequate parking & hotels& food. Ferry... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The concept impressed me. In today's world, in the US, no automobile on the island. Must be fun. We drove from Detroit . The ferry point, adequate parking & hotels& food. Ferry prices was quite high considering that Staten Island ferry is free. The ferry is very powerful & takes you to the island on a breezy May Day within... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We did not stay on the island but took a ferry over. The town and the people were awesome! We took the island tour and saw the butterfly house. The last part of our tour went over the history of the island. Our driver knew so much history and was very entertaining.

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Grand Blanc MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Nothing can be removed from the Park and we were told that there were fire hydrants embedded within the park. I did not see one, but it was nice to have an area of Michigan that can be reserved for beauty. No camping, or even picking flowers is allowed. Went through the trails on a carriage Tour. It was very... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I enjoyed every part of this trip. It began with a joyful ferry ride to mackinac island. Island seemed to be so different, clean and pure as there are no cars. There we rented a bicycle with trailer for my son. We took the path that circled the island perimeter. We made frequent stops in between to capture the breathtaking... More 

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Marinette, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not much to dislike about this amazing outdoor park. I think my biggest disappointment is those trying to "modernize the Island and seems each year that more trash and junk become more visible to the public. Just carelessness of those using the area. I try to be an example of good stewardship when i spend time on the island no... More 

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Hiking, biking, carriage ride and horseback riding. No cars on the island so it is quant and a little slower lifestyle. Well worth the trip to go back in time.

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Bronson, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What a great experience on the boat tour. If you are visiting the locks you must go. Very informative and the view was amazing.

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Springfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to go had fun biking walking and just relaxing this is just the best place to go with family or friends or quiet get away for a couple !!!

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North Platte, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, relaxing, memories of bicyle rides, horses hoofs and the wonderful smell of Lilacs....We loved the island.. our stay at the Mainstreet Inn was so great! Homemade fudge everyday, beautiful rooms, and the kindest people. Its a must see place and my husband and I will go back again!

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

It was $28 to take a horse drawn carriage tour of the island, which toured the state park briefly. Very informative and fun. The guides were a good time.

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Address: Address: Mackinac Island, MI
Phone Number: 231-436-4100
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Mackinac Island

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