Mackinaw City is a village on Michigan’s Lower Peninsula offering scenic bridges, iconic and historic locales, endless wilderness parks and the Lake Michigan shoreline. From Mackinac Bridge which crosses the Straits of Mackinac, you’ll take in panoramic views. At Colonial Michilimackinac, you’ll explore a reconstructed fort from the 18th century that once served as a fur trading post. Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse is an old lighthouse that visitors can climb for fantastic photo opportunities and explore the restored caretaker’s quarters.

For outdoor exploration, hiking trails along the Lake Michigan shore are found at Wilderness State Park, which also offers campsites. The Mackinaw Bridge Museum is a local history museum containing artifacts, documents and artwork regarding the bridge. The Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park hosts ziplines and extreme adventure activities. The Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum allows you to get on board and tour a historical ship. For unusual, whimsical displays featuring taxidermized animals, take a visit to the Wacky Taxidermy and Miniatures museum.

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    Mackinaw City offers a wide range of activities and attractions, including living history museums, iconic lighthouses, maritime museums, and, of course, shopping and dining. History lovers will enjoy visiting a French fort from 1715 and walking the deck of one of the largest ice-breaking vessels on the Great Lakes. While you're here, you can shop for unique clothing, grab a pizza...

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