Mackinac Island State Park

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.


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.

Location of Mackinac Island State Park

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