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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Always mind blowing!

I write this as the daughter of a modern sawmill operator and someone who has worked in a sawmill... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Adventure Trail

Very interesting for entire family. Adventure trail with the rope bridge, zip line and climbing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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History and the outdoors come together, naturally. Visitors can witness the power of the creek harnessed to cut timber into lumber at one of the oldest industrial sites on the Upper Great Lakes and soar like an eagle on the zip line during the...more
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9001 South US 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
+1 231-436-4100
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I write this as the daughter of a modern sawmill operator and someone who has worked in a sawmill myself. It's insane to see first hand the amount of labor that once went into sawing a single board, even with the "ingenuity" of the water...More

Thank LargeFamilyFun01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting for entire family. Adventure trail with the rope bridge, zip line and climbing wall was fun for everyone! Interesting historical programs as well.

Thank tconley522
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time at Mill Creek Discovery Park. Seeing the mill run and getting the explanation of the era during which it was in use was very interesting and the gentleman giving the demonstration was EXCELLENT. Add to this the fun of the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth it just to see how a (reproduction) 200 year old saw mill works. You also get to use the zip-line and climb their rock wall. That's a cool deal!

Thank ZekeMc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We learned about the history of lumber mills. From saw pit to sawmill, the logs become lumber. The site is surrounded by nature which you can explore on your own or with a naturalist. Ziplines too.

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a historic park on route 23 - about 5-10 minutes drive SE of Mackinaw City. There are a handful of structures restored from the 1800s. The main focal point is a water powered sawmill that existed there - where one can see the...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got the $85 Mackinac Family Heritage Pass for the season that includes unlimited access to Colonial Michilimackinac, Old Mackinac Point lighthouse and Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park. The Discovery Park includes a saw Mill demonstration that is very cool and entertaining. For an additional...More

Thank Carlo d
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to hike and learn history. We did the adventure part and that was so fun. Our guide Brandon was terrific as was all the staff. Even us old folks got in on the action.We will definitely come back in the future.

Thank Gretchen L
Reviewed August 12, 2018

This was a quiet, out of the tourist area thing to do. We went for a hike on the trails, then came back and watched the demonstration of how the mill worked, done by a knowledgeable guy dressed in the period clothing. We were just...More

Thank dleighr
Reviewed August 8, 2018

We took the tour which included the suspension bridge, zip line, and climbing wall. It was great fun! Afterward we stayed and watched the working saw mill. Make sure you wear shoes and not flip-flops if your going to do the zip line. We all...More

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September 28, 2017|
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Response from MSHP | Property representative |
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park will be open daily through October 8. The site is open 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Thank you!
August 7, 2017|
Response from MSHP | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. There is no age minimum, but there are height and weight requirements for the Adventure Tour. All riders must be at least 4' tall and weigh between 50-250 pounds. I hope this helps - thank you!
August 4, 2017|
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Response from MSHP | Property representative |
The Adventure Tour is a separate ticket from general admission, and is $9.00 per person. It is a guided tour that includes a trip over the Forest Canopy Bridge, a ride down the 425' Eagles Flight Zip Line, and a climb up the... More