Local Area Attractions
Mackinac Island -- The number one tourist destination in Michigan.
No motorized vehicles allowed just horses, horse & carriage, bikes and walking are used to see the island. A full day is needed to see all the sites! For more information, visit www.mackinacisland.org
The "Mighty Mac" is a 5 mile suspension bridge that connects Michigan's upper peninsula and lower peninsula. Beautiful to view and fun to drive across.
This fort is located on the island. This is a very educational and interesting experience that the whole family will enjoy. Go to mackinacparks.com
You don't need a ferry boat to get to Michilimackinac. The complete working colonial village and fort are minutes from downtown Mackinaw City. Join the fun on Memorial weekend for the pageant that includes many in period dress, reenactments and demonstrations. mackinacparks.com
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
Restored working water powered saw mill, interactive exhibits, nature programs and trails.
Jack Pine Lumberjack Shows
Shows include lots of lumber jack skills and entertainment for the entire family. Go to JackPineLumberjackShows.com
North Central State Trail
The North Central State trail is a 62 mile multi-use trail connecting Gaylord, Indian River, Cheboygan and Mackinaw City. The trail has a 10 foot wide hard packed crushed limestone surface and is open to all non-motorized uses year around. The trail is 200 yards from the campground and Mackinaw City is only 1 mile down the trail.
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Located next to the Mackinac Bridge this lighthouse has been beautifully restored and is open to the public. More info mackinacParks.com
Headlands/International Dark Sky Park
This Emmet county park is just a few miles from the campground. The Headlands property is thickly wooded with trails and lots of Lake Michigan shoreline. It was recently designated as a Dark Sky Park. It's a wonderful place to view the night sky. Go to emmetcounty.org
Cecil Bay is one of the few Great Lakes wetlands. This park includes a pavilion for picnics and a trail that follows the Carp River into Lake Michigan.
Discovery Park is located inside Historic Mill Creek. A guided tour includes a Forest Canopy Bridge, Eagle's Flight Zip Line and Climbing Wall. Come join the fun!
It's a short drive across the Mackinac Bridge to Paradise. The falls are the largest east of the Mississippi River. They drop 50 feet and are 200 feet across.
Agawa Canyon Train Tour
55 miles north to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Climb aboard the Agawa Canyon train. This one day wilderness excursion will take you 114 miles north over towering tressels, alongside pristine northern lakes and rivers and through granite rock formations of the Canadian Shield.
The Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum
Welcome Aboard! The Cutter Mackinaw is located at the end of the railroad dock in Mackinaw City. Visitors can see how the men of the Mackinaw lived and worked as everything the ship needed to operate is still on board. Tours daily beginning May 19. More info at www.themackinaw.org
McGulpin Point Lighthouse
McGulpin lighthouse protected ships from 1869 until 1906. This lighthouse has been recently renovated and open to the public. Views of the Mackinaw Bridge are spectacular.