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Address: N. Huron Ave, E Jamet St, Mackinaw City, MI 49701

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Peaceful Park and View of the Straits of Mackinac

For a peaceful rest during your visit to Mackinaw City, WaWatam Park is the perfect place to relax and catch your breath. You can enjoy the lake scenery, the view of Mackinac... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 1, 2016
NeilMichaels
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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

For a peaceful rest during your visit to Mackinaw City, WaWatam Park is the perfect place to relax and catch your breath. You can enjoy the lake scenery, the view of Mackinac Island, and the sea gulls.

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

We stopped here for our picnic lunch & to relax after a long drive. Interesting story about Wawatam & an English fur trader. from here you can walk along the lake front.

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

This park was located where the ferries come in from Mackinac Island. There is a small lighthouse and marina. Very scenic. Also a splash pad for the kids, although we didn't use it. It was a nice area to walk around and explore.

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South Lyon, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

Great place for a pitstop. Great view of the straits and marina. Watch ferries and boats pass by. Nice sandy/rocky beach, play area, picnic tables, bathrooms, drinking fountain.

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Leonard, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2016

Nice place to visit any season to take in the Lake shore. Many views of the mighty Mack and islands. good place to stop for a picnic lunch

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

Walked to this park. This trip there was a cold wind off the lake. On previous years have found it close to town and a good place for a picnic lunch

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2015

While travelling we stopped in St Ignace to view the lighthouse. It is located in a very well kept small park. Information is available regarding the rail system and boating of the era. A small water feature is there for the little ones, or big ones alike. A wooded walkway surrounds the park for easy walking. View of the lake... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2015

This is a nice, fairly secluded park with a playground, picnic tables, a beach, and an amazing view. We recently had a family reunion at this park. This was the second time we've done so. It's perfect for it! Hardly anyone there, and toilets right on site.

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Thank Ashley R
Williamsburg, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great little park. Does have a some beach access. Great play area for the kids. Good view of the bridge. Does have some picnic tables.

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Thank tmorrison
Beaverton, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015

BEAUTIFUL!!! It is a wonderful place to have a picnic and set and watch the boats go by. It is very well kept up!

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