Fort Mackinac

Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park

Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park

The Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park is a great family place where you can learn about Michigan's past, wildlife, and a whole lot more. When the park was opened 30 years ago, the major attraction was and still is the sawmill. Historic Mill Creek Discover Park is complete with scenic overlooks, 3.5 miles of nature trails, guided adventure tours, ziplines, and more.


Voted one of Top 10 Tourist Attractions by Family Fun Magazine.

On a southern bluff of Mackinac Island, towering 150 feet above the majestic Straits of Mackinac, is a fort once occupied by 18th-century British Redcoats and 19th-century American soldiers. This is Fort Mackinac, a military compound that holds significant history spanning several centuries. At Fort Mackinac, history is alive and you’re a part of it! Step inside and hear bugle music, rifle fire, and a cannon blast. Dance to a 19th century tune, drill with soldiers, play Victorian children’s games. It’s the 1880s. Imagine it. And then walk inside and live it.

Fort Mackinac Web Site

Contact Information


P.O. Box 370

Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Driving Directions

Phone: (231) 436-4100

Fax: (906) 847-3815


Location of Fort Mackinac

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Mackinac Island Weather

SUNNY, humidity 54%, barometer 30.04,
wind 7 mph W
Chilly with considerable cloudiness
49°F | 35°F
Chilly with considerable cloudiness
More clouds than sun
50°F | 36°F
More clouds than sun
Partial sunshine
53°F | 38°F
Partial sunshine
Clouds and sun, a shower or two; cool
54°F | 36°F
Clouds and sun, a shower or two; cool
Partly sunny
52°F | 34°F
Partly sunny

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Fort Mackinac Events

Fort Mackinac - Opening Day - Mackinac Island

Date: 05/04/15

Fort Mackinac - Memorial Day Observance on Mackinac Island - Mackinac Island

Date: 05/25/15