Mackinaw City is a great family-friendly destination with so many things to do in the area. Whether you take in the local history at the historic parks, enjoy the coastline or venture to Mackinac Island, the options are endless.
These ideas are family-friendly for kiddos both young and old. Check out 5 of my favorite things to do in the Mackinaw City Area.
The reconstructed sawmill is at one of the oldest industrial sites on the Upper Great Lakes. Smell the sawdust as sawyers demonstrate the pit saw method of cutting lumber...
...then feel the power of the creek used to cut timber inside the reconstructed sawmill.
For those 48" and 50+ pounds, adding the adventure tour is a must! Enjoy a high flying trek with zip lining, a canopy bridge and rock climbing tower.
Take a step back to 1779! Peruse the historical fort and village to get a feel of life during the American Revolution. Watch a cannon demonstration too!
Take a tour of the lighthouse and the keepers quarters.The Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Museum is super interesting as well.
Starline Ferry offers several rides that will take you right under the Mackinac Bridge for an up close view you won't forget.
The self-guides tour of the 290-foot former Coast Guard icebreaker is a great museum to visit! Kids love exploring the large ship and learning about the history.