Things To Do On Mackinac Island, Michigan

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Often referred to as the jewel of the Great Lakes, Mackinac Island has long been a summer vacation getaway for Michiganders and those in the know.

Explore Fort Mackinac

Sitting high upon a bluff, Fort Mackinac was founded in 1780. Serving as a military outpost (for British then American soldiers)

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Cannon Firing

For an unforgettable experience, reserve your spot to fire the first cannon volley of the day at Fort Mackinac.

Explore Fort Holmes

The reconstructed Fort Holmes sits at the highest point on Mackinac Island. The small, wood and earthen fort was constructed in 1814 by British soldiers during the War of 1812.

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Visit Colonial Michilimackinac:

Constructed by French soldiers in 1715, Colonial Michilimackinac served as a fort and fur trading village. Reconstructed based on historic maps, this site has more than 50 years of archeological excavations that continue today.

Mackinac Art Museum

Located in Marquette Park along Main Street, The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum allows visitors to experience fine and decorative arts inspired by Mackinac Island.

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Ride Shepler’s Ferry

Settle into your seat aboard the ferry, whether on the upper open-air deck or the lower enclosed deck and enjoy the 20-minute ride over to the island.

Stroll Downtown

The thriving heart of Mackinac Island can be found along Main Street and surrounding Market Street and Fort Street.

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