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Mackinac Island State Park

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Address: Mackinac Island, MI
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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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Beautiful place recommend to every one.

This place is so beautiful i want to come back there nothing to add here you have to go and see it for your self. The lake is so clean the air is so fresh if i could i would move... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Elk Grove Village, IL
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Elk Grove Village, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is so beautiful i want to come back there nothing to add here you have to go and see it for your self. The lake is so clean the air is so fresh if i could i would move there.

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Middleville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The groomed trails were perfect for snowshoeing. The three days of snow made much of the experience feel like we were in the middle of a scene from Chronicles of Narnia. Just a beautiful park in the winter.

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North Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yeah, OK, it's Michigan, I know!! Actually it's the U.P. (upper peninsula) or the Tip'O the Mit as they call their mitten shaped state. But, Wow!! Ok, so: Step one Is get a copy of the 1980 movie Somewhere In Time and watch it more than once. Christopher Reeve (nice guy but he will always be Superman) is ok, Jane... More 

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Roach, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

stayed at best western motel,had a room right on the beach it was great,motel had pool, hot tub great breakfast,

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love visiting Mackinac Island. Our last visit we had 4 generations of our family together. Biking the island is my favorite activity but others enjoyed horse back riding, the fort and hiking through the state park. The spring wildflowers are gorgeous in June.

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Mackinac Island, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mackinac Island has so much to offer whether you visit with your loved one, your family, your friends, or even just by yourself! I would recommend renting a bicycle for the entire day (it's must cheaper this way) and cruise around the entire island (it really isn't that big) and take in all the sights. Be extra careful going down... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the horse ride (with Blaine :& Anna) as soon as we got to the island. The park was beautiful, just missing all the flowers blooming. We did find some Yellow Ladiy Trilliums though :) After the horse ride we went and toured the fort. This fort is very well kept. There were great exhibits and even a rifle... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

We only spent the day here with our kids and I would not recommend more than two. The kids enjoyed the horse ride and touring around a bit, but other than that, we felt this area is nice for couples without kids. There are some great places to eat...I will review just one.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

I found out about Mackinac Island after looking through a local bus tour company brochure, ran the idea by my wife, showed her some pictures, and it was definately a go. The ferry ride over from Mackinaw City was quick and enjoyable, ideal weather and temperatures, not overly crowded and we spent the day visiting the shops and Fort Mackinac.... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

My husband and I was loved the park, very clean and well kept. The trees and views was something to see. A must visit way up North.

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