Headlands International Dark Sky Park is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from central Mackinaw City, why not stop by during your stay? Hotels.com travellers also say the area is family-friendly and that it has lots of nice beaches. It's also full of great shops and restaurants, so you can spend the afternoon having a wander. Want to stretch your legs a little more? Head to Wilderness State Park and Colonial Michilimackinac Park, both nearby.