Mackinac Island State Park

If you have been to Mackinac Island, odds are you have stepped foot in Mackinac Island State Park. Over 80 percent of Mackinac Island is part of Mackinac Island State Park. Michigan’s first state park, it was established in 1895. Here, you can explore historic landmarks from the War of 1812, famous filming locations, beautiful natural rock formations, quiet forests and expansive nature trails. No cars are allowed on Mackinac Island, so you’ll travel to these spots via bicycle, foot, horse, buggy or carriage. 

Here’s just a preview of what awaits: 

  • Fort Mackinac 
  • Fort Holmes — Mackinac Island’s highest point
  • Historic Downtown 
  • 70.5 miles of signed roads and trails
  • Arch Rock 
  • Sugar Loaf Rock 
  • Devil’s Kitchen 
  • M-185 — the only state highway nationally that vehicles are banned from 

Take a step back in time by exploring Mackinac Island State Park today! Here, a fork in the road never means choosing history or nature. You’ll always find both every step of the way, preserved for your pleasure.