With its unspoiled outdoor beauty, adventure and fascinating heritage, Mackinaw City, MI offers a relaxing escape for the whole family. Just minutes from famed Mackinac Island, this town has magnificent museums, unique family entertainment and plenty of historical buildings, such as the many awe-inspiring lighthouses.
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During the warmer months, check out Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, where you can observe a real working water mill, zip line through the forest and experience Michigan's outdoor beauty from a nature trail.
There is no shortage of amazing lighthouses in Mackinaw City, and one of the most highly rated is McGulpin's Point Lighthouse. Visitors are allowed to climb to the top of this beautiful local attraction. The staff is both knowledgeable and friendly.
Another sensational lighthouse that should be on your itinerary is Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, which has been dubbed the "Castle of the Straits." Dating back to 1889, this lighthouse is a treasure for history buffs, featuring exhibits, an audiovisual program and authentically restored quarters.
A fantastic way to see lighthouses and much more is with Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises. Enjoy views of the picturesque local scenery and learn about shipwrecks and interesting historical accounts.
History enthusiasts will also be enchanted by Colonial Michilimackinac, a reconstructed fort and fur trading outpost that provides a glimpse into life in the 1770s. From the firing of muskets to craft demonstrations, you will see how French voyageurs and Native Americans lived. You can get into the act in this reconstructed village by helping colonial women prepare food or tend the garden. This attraction also offers a museum store, playground and an area to have lunch.
After a full day, sit back and enjoy some entertainment with an evening at Jack Pine Lumberjack Shows. Get caught up in the excitement of watching rival camps compete in chopping, log rolling and more.
Early American history, beautiful lighthouses and great family entertainment await you in this town. Before you visit, be sure to reserve a hotel room in Mackinaw City with Choice Hotels for a memorable stay.
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