Historic Mill Creek Discover Park
Mill Creek
Discovery Park
9001 U.S. 23
Mackinaw City, Michigan 49701
(231) 436-4100

May 1 - October 8, 2017    Adult: $9     5-12: $6
Additional $9 fee for Treetop Discovery Tour
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park Map

Fort Michilimackinac     Mighty Mac Home

Mill Creek Pond
Mill Creek pond and Eagle's Landing the landing platform of the Eagle's Flight Zip Line.

Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park lies along U-23 and the Straits of Mackinac shoreline, about 4 miles eat of Mackinaw City, Michigan. The 625 acre Michigan state park opened in the early 1980s and the attractions have grown over the years. Mill Creek has a reconstructed 18th Century saw mill, museums, a staff naturalist, and 3.5 miles of trails. 

Since 2008 there is a forest canopy bridge, zip line and climbing wall. They are a good addition. There are several demonstrations of the saw mill and saw pit through the day. Check on the times when you arrive.

Mill Creek provided lumber for the settlement of Mackinac Island in the 1790s. 

Fort Michilimackinac

Mackinac Bridge

Straits of Mackinac Lighthouses

Mackinac Island pictures

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island in Winter

 Nature Trail Climbing Wall 
In 2008, these activities cost $5 additional and were limited to those between
50 - 250 pounds and a minimum of 4 feet tall

Forest canopy tour

Riding the zipline

18th Century water powered sawmill

Mr. Ed has a young man from the audience help demonstrate the saw pit.

18th-century water powered sawmill
The water powered saw mill is operated several times a day

 David Armour Visitor's Center provides exhibits, a museum gift store,
and hot and cold lunch foods, drinks, and snacks.

While going through the small museum, I discovered that this display
has a photo of me working at Fort Michilimackinac in the 1970s.

Mightymac.org webmaster Keith Stokes in the 1970s at Fort Michilimackinac.

Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park Map - Mackinaw City
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park Map - 3 miles southeast of Mackinaw City

Copyright 2002-2017 by Keith Stokes. These photos may not be reproduced without written permission.