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“Lovely to hike, walk, ride through”

Mackinac Island State Park
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Take a picnic into the interior and hike to the air strip or British Landing and enjoy.

Thank LoisAnnNeiss
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We went through this Park on the carriage ride and on the bike ride and really enjoyed the very different forests and the cool break from the sunshine.

Thank Mary F
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

the whole island is pretty much a state park, save the city itself. Be sure to rent a bike (or bring one if you can - they are spendy to rent) and ride the 8-mile loop of the island.

Thank jroder
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

Combination of historic and natural beauty. Wonderful place for a vacation!

Thank Adina L
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

Best advice, rent a bike a spend all day exploring this park, so much natural beauty. The park does an amazing job of labeling all the different species of trees.

Thank JenHizer
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