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“Mackinac Island is great in October”

Mackinac Island State Park
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Michigan's first state park. 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. This is Mackinac.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed October 18, 2012

October weather is a bit colder, but not too cold. Way smaller crowds, good sales, easy to walk the 8 mile hike around the island on a cooler day.

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Reviewed October 13, 2012

lots of paved trails with beautiful views of the lake. Stately homes along the trails and wonderful to use the bike rentals on.

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Amazing 8 mile trip around the island done on bicycles. Would have enjoyed to see more wildlife. Very relaxing area.

Thank Jamie A
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We took a private carriage ride through the park. It was definitely worth the added expense to be able to stop anywhere we wanted for as long as we wanted. The fall foliage was if full force throughout the entire park and it was so nice to get away from the big city and feel away from it all. One of my favorite things to do on the island

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Mackinac Island is completely motorized-vehicle free and the park is a lovely example of natural beauty that can only be accessed by foot, bicycle or horse and carriage. It is quiet and composed and the site of many historical events. The overall experience was wonderful!

Thank Linda M
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