THE LAKE HURON TRAIL... SHELTERED BAYS AND ANCIENT PATHS...
12,000 years ago, the ancient paths of The Great Waters were first traveled by the wildlife that followed the retreating glaciers north.
Lake Huron was, and still is, a gathering place: where the waters of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior flow together, where the ancient migratory flyways funnel birds in the fall and spring, and where centuries of human settlement converged on the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Lake Huron's many islands and sheltered bays offer a sense of intimacy unlike any of the other lakeshores.
Historic towns, forts, and villages dot the edge of Lake Huron. The area’s rich maritime history can be seen in the historic rock-crib docks, boathouses and commercial waterfronts that adjoin miles of pristine lakeshore.
Gather your family and friends and discover the wonders of the Lake Huron Trail.
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Mackinac Bay Nature Overlook
Mackinac Island Historic Downtown
Step inside the five historic downtown buildings and experience a time that isn't so long gone. Smell hearty stew cooking over an open hearth; run your hands over wool strands on a spinning wheel; hear the clanging of a blacksmith's hammer as steel meets steel, and then try it yourself; visit
Mackinac State Historic Parks - Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a Michigan State Park. Whether visiting the 1,800 acres of this parkland by foot, bike , horseback, or carriage, its majestic geological wonders and historical monuments are treasures found only here - on the island sacred to Great Lakes Indian tribes. According to them,
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Explore the exciting first chapter of upper Great Lakes history! A National Historic Landmark, the Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission Park interpret the rich archaeology and history of the 17th century Huron Indian Village, Father Marquette's French Jesuit Mission, and local Ojibwa