Mackinaw Mill Creek Discovery Park

Mackinaw Mill Creek Discovery Park

Mackinaw Mill Creek Discovery Park is just outside of Mackinaw City Michigan

Photos courtesy of Mackinac State Historic Parks

Mackinaw Mill Creek Discovery Park is just one of the terrific
Mackinaw City attractions
you can enjoy while on your Mackinac Island vacation. It’s more than an
interesting historical site because it is a 625 acre State Park that
offers you and your children the chance to commune with nature and enjoy
some great adventure too.

Mackinaw Mill Creek Discovery Park

It’s just a few miles east of Mackinaw City on U.S. 23 towards Cheboygan, Michigan.
Originally built in the late 1700s Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
is where history and Nature comes alive. It is thought to be one of the
oldest industrial sites in the Midwest. It housed a water powered
sawmill, a blacksmith’s shop, grist mill, orchard, a warehouse and
several homes.

The old sawmill has been
reconstructed and people in period costumes makes life at the sawmill
really come alive with actual demonstrations of how lumber was cut using
water power.

After visiting the mill you can take a
hike on one of the many nature trails. You will be walking through the
same woods that the Native Americans and Early Michigan settlers tramped
through in their search for berries, wild fruit and game.

If your family enjoys camping, consider staying near Mackinaw Mill Creek Discovery Park campsites which is close to the State Park and Mackinaw City.

Don’t Worry About The Screams!

As you wander through the forest you may hear a few screams. But,
don’t be afraid it isn’t a bobcat getting ready to attack. It’s people
who are having the time of their lives at Mill Creek Discovery
Park adventure tour!  Don’t miss the fun!

The adventure tour offers you the chance to experience the

  • Nature Trail Climbing Wall,
  • the Walk across the Forest Canopy Bridge way above the tree tops, and
  • experience the heart-stopping thrill of flight on the Zip Line!

Insider Tip: To thoroughly enjoy all the great attractions in
Mackinaw City, most people will stay in one of the many fine
Mackinaw City hotels.

Colonial Fort Michilimackinac is a must see.  Also, don’t forget to take a trip over to see
Fort Mackinac on beautiful and magical Mackinac Island during your Mackinac Island vacation. There is so much to learn at these forts and the history is presented in varied and exciting ways. 

Click here to purchase tickets to these historic sites.

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