From October 2022

St Ignace Historic Walking Tour

While we were visiting all the Mackinac stuff, we stayed at Straits State Park in St Ignace, Michigan.  Because of the proximity of the park to the town, we spent two days doing the Historic Walking Tour of St Ignace. The town of St Ignace only has 2,500 year-round residents, but the population swells in …

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Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island

The most important place for us to visit on Mackinac Island was Fort Mackinac.  This island fort is not to be confused with Fort Michilimackinac, which I wrote about last week.  Fort Michilimackinac was built by the French and was a center of the fur trade with as many Native Americans and European Americans in …

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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City

Buying a membership into the Mackinac Association of Friends gave us admission into the six historic Mackinac parks.  Colonial Michilimackinac was the first we visited.  While we were at Colonial Michilimackinac, we realized that Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park was closed.  It would not reopen until 2023.  This was disappointing because we were planning on …

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