Mackinaw Island History
Colonial Michilimackinac - the British had abandoned and burned this fort and fur-trading village by 1779-1781 but most of it has been restored. The longest archaeological dig in North America is here. New buildings are added as they are uncovered. There is a focus on the daily living of the 18th century as re-enactments are presented. The Indian encampment with tippee's is interesting and so is the cannon firing and muzzle-loading demonstrations. Northbound I-75 to Exit 339, then follow the signs. Spring, summer and fall hours. 616-436-5563.
Historic Mill Creek - a working sawmill at the site of a 1780's sawmill. Scenic nature trails and overlooks gives views of Mill Creek, the Straits of Mackinaw and Mackinaw Island. A museum displays items found in archeological digs on the site. US 23 1/2 southeast of Mackinaw City. Spring, summer and fall hours. 616-436-7301.
Mackinaw Bridge - spans 5 miles or 8 kilometers across the Straits of Mackinaw, connecting the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan. Join the annual Labor Day Monday walk across the Mackinaw Bridge.
Mackinaw Island - get there by ferry, hydroplane or Catamaran from May to mid-October. Travel this three-mile-long island by foot, bicycle or horse - no cars are allowed. Carriage tours are a popular way to see the island. Explore this site for Mackinaw Island History.
Fort Mackinaw - a 300 year old fort that offers lessons in living history. On Mackinaw Island. Spring, summer and fall hours. 906-847-3328
Grand Hotel- one of America's most beautiful hotels and the world's most famous. Unless you are a guest it will cost $5 to walk onto the hotel's famous porch. Call 1-800-334-7263 for reservations.
Mackinaw Island State Park - the state's first State Park
Teysen's Woodland Indian Museum - highlighting Michigan Indians and fur trading and featuring beaded leather clothing. 300 East Central Avenue, Mackinaw City. Open daily May 1 - October 25. 616-436-7301.
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http://www.mackinawcity.com/ - Mackinaw Area Travel Bureau
http://www.sheplerswww.com/ - Shepler's Ferry Service
http://www.mackinawferry.com/ - Star Line Mackinaw Island ferry
http://www.marshallsfudge.com/ - Marshall's Fudge
http://www.mackinac.com/GrandHotel/index.html - The Grand Hotel
http://visit-usa.com/mackinac/macgifs/ - for lots of pictures of the Mackinaw area
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