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“Worth the view to ride your bike to!”
Review of Fort Holmes

Fort Holmes
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: During the War of 1812, the British constructed a small fort on the highest point of the island, to better protect Fort Mackinac. Originally named Fort George, it was renamed by the Americans, following their return in 1815. The Americans continued to man the outpost for a few years, but eventually abandoned it. In 1934 a reconstruction, carried out by the Works Progress Administration and based on original plans, was completed. It was replaced by the current version in 2015.
Reviewed September 12, 2013

Road our bikes to the top and the view was amazing! Highest point on the island. Little bit of history about the Fort to read on plaques/signs posted.

Thank amandajh79
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Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Long walk up a few hills, but once you get there it's quiet and relaxing. Great view as well. Nice spot to take pictures.

Thank Pattybirch4
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

the view from the fore is very nice and you can see for miles but the fort itself in not much to see bur a big circular earth mound

Thank vimana12
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

After riding throughout the interior trails in the island, we ended up at Fort Holmes. It was evening, so it was shaded and beautiful as we watched the ferries coming in and explored the fort. The view is definitely worth the sore legs from riding up there!

Thank Tayler M
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

The highest point on the island offers lovely vistas of the area. A great workout riding one gear bicycles.

Thank Sherry P
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