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Adrenaline Falls Zip Line

Mackinaw’s Longest Zip Line – 4 stories Above Starbucks. Soar over Two Waterfalls and Animal River.  3 Harness options: Sitting, Hanging or Superman Flight.  2 Zip Lines, Magnet Braking System allows for Safest and Fastest Ride.

Animal Tracks Adventure Golf

Challenges you to learn about our northern wildlife while playing miniature golf & having great family fun! Match up any 12 animals with their tracks on the hole marker & you win a free game! Located next to the Mackinac Bay Trading Company

Big Bear Adventures

For more than 30 years, we have been providing memorable outdoor experiences for guests of all ages and skill levels. Paddle the crystal-clear Sturgeon River (the fastest in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula!) on our exciting Canoe, Kayak, Raft and Tube trips. Test your ability while having fun on our 18-Hole Adventure Golf Course, or our Ropes Challenge Course and Bumper Boats! Experience winter’s splendor on our unique Guided Winter Raft trips, X-C Ski or Snowshoe rentals. We can accommodate groups of all sizes and Group Packages are available.

Located directly across from Burt Lake State Park, we have on-site a complete convenience store with beverages, snacks, ice cream, and candy, as well as a SUBWAY sandwich shop. Our log cabin general store also has river and beach necessities, picnic and camping supplies, T-shirts, jewelry, gifts and souvenirs. Enjoy our picnic area and don’t miss our mounted, 8 foot tall World Record Alaskan Brown Bear! And don’t forget- those who stay at the Northwoods Lodge receive 10% all River Trips & Subway!

Blue World Marine Adventures

We specialize in underwater Shipwreck Viewing Tours. From day & night tours on The Great Lakes first semi-submersible tour vessel to guided snorkeling trips and a unique shallow water dive experience. Blue World offers the best view of Historic Shipwrecks in the clear waters of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. For adventures of all ages!

Colonial Michilimackinac

This is Mackinac.

Treasures from the past come to life at this 18th-century fort and fur trading village. As you walk through the site, you are stepping back in time to 1775, when the American Revolution began. Reconstructed based on historic maps and more than 50 years of archaeological excavations that continue today, Colonial Michilimackinac offers a one-of-a-kind experience from cannon and musket firings to hearth cooking and crafts.

Located on the shore of the Straits of Mackinac, visitors can enjoy stunning views of the Mackinac Bridge, the straits, and the Upper Peninsula.

Open early May into early October every season.

Famous Soo Locks Boat Tours

Experience one of Michigan’s top attractions. Plan a day trip to Sault Ste. Marie and enjoy a 90-minute Classic Lock Tour down the St. Mary’s River, experienci both an up-bound and down-bound lockage through the Soo Locks. View freighters up close while taking in the history and attractions of the Sault Ste. Marie area.

Live Narration

Listen to your cruise director explain the history & operation of the Soo Locks and all scenic shoreline sites of the U.S. and Canada.

Sailor’s View

Pass under the International Highway Bridge and see historic attractions, U.S. locks, St. Mary’s Rapids, 3 hydroelectric plants & more.

Up Close & Personal

Cruise right beside huge Lake Superior freighters and ocean vessels while learning about the history and importance of them.

No reservations nor passport required!

Fort Mackinac

This is Mackinac.

The cannon blasts, the rifles fire, the soldiers march and history comes alive. The oldest building in Michigan and 13 other historical structures boast exhibits explaining everything from military training and battles to medical treatments to family life within the fort.

More than just a military outpost, Fort Mackinac served as a home for soldiers and their families and eventually the headquarters for Mackinac National Park, where tourists to the island visited the great fortress on the bluff, much like they do today.

Open early May through October every season.

Garlyn Zoological Park

Fun for the Whole Family! In Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. Only 40 minutes west of the Mackinac Bridge on US-2. See Live black bear, tiger, alligator, cougar, bobcat, wolves, wallaby, camel, reindeer, ring-tail lemur, sika deer, river otter & more. Feed the deer, goats, and llama. Enjoy a walk on cedar mulched trails under mature pine trees in a Natural park-like setting. Visit the zoo Gift Shop filled with wildlife related items for all ages. Open 7 days a week from April 1st until September 30th from 10am until 6pm. October 7 days 10am until 5pm.

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Exhibits tell the stories of wrecked ships & lives lost on the Great Lakes. Highlights include Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial featuring the ship’s bell, 1861 Lightkeepers Quarters, Theater, Museum Store & sweeping views of the Shipwreck Coast.

Historic Mill Creek

This is Mackinac.

Visitors can witness the power of the creek harnessed to cut timber into lumber at one of the oldest industrial sites on the Upper Great Lakes and soar like an eagle on the zip line during the Adventure Tour.

Open early May through early October every season.