Mackinac State Historic Parks - Experience Mackinac's Family Adventure! Explore and enjoy Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island and Colonial Michilimackinac, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and Mill Creek Discovery Park in Mackinaw City. Open Daily from early May through mid-October.
Mackinac Island State Park became Michigan's first state park in 1895 when Mackinac National Park was transferred from the U.S. Government to the State of Michigan. (Mackinac National Park became America's second national park in 1875. It remained a national park until it was transferred to the State of Michigan in 1895. Yellowstone became the first national park in 1872.) Approximately 1,800 wooded acres of parkland cover 80 percent of Mackinac Island. Automobiles are banned to preserve the island's turn-of-the century charm. Stately Victorian cottages decorate the island's bluffs, and historic cemeteries are monuments to the legacy of past island dwellers. Conde' Nast Traveler readers named Mackinac among the world's 20 most beautiful islands for scenery and environment in its July, 1999 issue.
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