Equinox Audience with Forest King

Fort Mackinac 7125 Huron Road, Mackinac Island, MI, United States

A towering white pine, Forest King marked the trail to Arch Rock a century ago. On this date in 1889, Mackinac’s ancient trees harbored the last flock of Passenger Pigeons ever seen on Mackinac Island. During this walk with Park Naturalist, Kyle Bagnall, we’ll search for today’s forest giants and listen for secrets they tell. […]

Full-Blue-Super-Moon Over Mackinac

Fort Mackinac 7125 Huron Road, Mackinac Island, MI, United States

Experience Mackinac Island by the light of the full moon on a free guided walk with Park Naturalist, Kyle Bagnall. Meet at the Avenue of Flags (behind Fort Mackinac) for a walk to the highest point of the island at Fort Holmes. We’ll arrive in time to watch the full moon rise over the Straits […]

Movie in the Fort: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Fort Mackinac 7125 Huron Road, Mackinac Island, MI, United States

Settle in under the stars inside iconic Fort Mackinac and enjoy Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Bring a blanket or chair and your favorite snack. This is a free event.

Vintage Base Ball with Mackinac State Historic PArks

Fort Mackinac 7125 Huron Road, Mackinac Island, MI, United States

A vintage game of “base ball” as it was meant to be played, barehanded and by gentlemen’s rules on the old Fort Mackinac ball field behind Fort Mackinac, the oldest continually used ball field in Michigan! Learn an old-fashioned cheer, watch players fined for smoking cigars on the field, and enjoy a good old-fashioned rivalry! […]

War of 1812 Bike Ride

Fort Mackinac 7125 Huron Road, Mackinac Island, MI, United States

Learn more about the War of 1812 and the battle of Mackinac Island on this guided bike ride to the 1814 battlefield on Mackinac Island. Meet at the Avenue of Flags at Fort Mackinac. Participants must provide their own bikes. This event is provided by donation.

Event Series Hardwood Nature Hike

Hardwood Nature Hike

Fort Mackinac 7125 Huron Road, Mackinac Island, MI, United States

Join Kyle Bagnall, Park Naturalist, as we explore Mackinac Island State Park’s newest interpretive pathway, the Hardwood Nature Trail. Starting at the Avenue of Flags (behind Fort Mackinac), we’ll walk about ¾ mile to a woodland loop through Mackinac’s changing hardwood forest. Along the way, we’ll find wildflowers, such as trillium & trout lily, and […]

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