Mackinaw Historical Pathway

This trail is good for Hiking Biking XC Skiing

  • Length: 1.62 mi
  • Surface: Paved
  • Terrain: Flat
  • Organization: Village of Mackinaw City
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This two mile route features historical displays outlining the history of the city and the Straits area. Take the two mile self-guided walking tour which takes visitors around Mackinaw City to enjoy its scenic beauty while learning about the area’s rich history at the 50+ historical markers. Visit the Old Mackinac Point Historic Lighthouse and Colonial Michilimackinac, learn about Alexander Henry, the glacial history of the region and much more while enjoying the unparalleled scenery.


Note: Not all sections of each trail are approved for every activity listed for the trail as a whole. Please click on individual trail sections to see approved activities for that section.

Map Legend

  • Trail Head
  • Historical Site
  • Beach
  • Natural Feature
  • Campground
  • Park
  • Cultural Interest
  • Scenic View
  • Educational Interest
  • Visitor Center
  • Emergency Care
  • Water Access
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife or Nature Viewing
  • Trail Friendly Business

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