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Photo by Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum

Mackinaw City Historical Pathway

A self-guided walking tour through Mackinaw City includes more than 50 historical markers. The three-mile pathway winds through Mackinaw City and includes information along the way about the area’s history as the Crossroads of the Great Lakes.

The Self-Guided Mackinaw City History Tour

The numbered trail begins at the corner of Central Avenue and Huron Street then continues south on Huron Street to the State Dock, north along the waterfront to Old Mackinac Point Historic Lighthouse and Colonial Michilimackinac. The trail ends along Nicolet Street and Central Avenue.pathway2

Along the Historical Pathway, visitors can also learn more about the Mackinaw City area history using cell phones to access the Audio Tour. Signs along the route include a telephone number to call. The audio tour also can be used at the Icebreaker Mackinaw, Headlands, McGulpin Point Lighthouse, and the Historic Village.

Activities & Attractions in Mackinaw City
A muster demonstration at the Fort. | Photo by Mackinac Associates.

More Mackinaw City and Straits of Mackinac History

To learn more about the history of the Mackinaw City area and the Straits of Mackinac, visit:

Colonial Michilimackinac

Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

McGulpin Point Lighthouse

Heritage Village

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