Straits State Park
Straits State Park is home to 181 acres of recreation with views of the Mackinac Bridge and Straits of Mackinac. The park features a campground, overnight lodging facilities, picnic areas, viewing platforms, a playground and a waterfront area along Lake Huron. Great Lakes beach safety. The North Country Trail goes through the park, a portion of which travels along the park’s 1-mile hiking trail. The Northern Huron Birding Trail is especially noteworthy during spring and fall as birds migrate across the narrow straits between the Upper and Lower peninsulas. This location also makes the park a great home base to visit area attractions, including Mackinac Island, Mackinac State Historic Parks, the Soo Locks and Tahquamenon Falls.
The Father Marquette National Memorial tells the story of the 17th-century missionary-explorer and the meeting of French and Native American cultures deep in the North American wilderness. Historical interpretation is provided by the Michigan History Center. Visitors will also enjoy an outdoor interpretive trail, picnicking and a panoramic view of the Mackinac Bridge. The site is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. The memorial is located within Straits State Park, just west of I-75, off U.S. 2.
Before visiting a state park, boating site or trail, it’s always a good idea to check the latest closures due to weather-related events, planned improvement projects and repairs. Visit Michigan.gov/DNRClosures.
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