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

Open 9AM-6PM  May 10 - September 1, 2024
Adults $10.50  Age 5-12 $8

Historic Mill Creek Map

Mill Creek Pond
Mill Creek pond

Historic Mill Creek State 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. 

There are several demonstrations of the saw mill and saw pit through the day. There are also programs about framing and nature. Check on the times when you arrive.

Mill Creek provided lumber for the settlement of Mackinac Island in the 1790s. Over time a farm, orchard and  gristmill were added. The mill operated until the 1830s. 

Admission to Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park is $10.50 for age 13 and older and $8 for age 5-12, with an additional $11 fee for the Treetop Discovery Tour.

Fort Michilimackinac

Mackinac Bridge

Straits of Mackinac Lighthouses

Mackinac Island pictures

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island in Winter

Old Mackinac Point Lighhouse

Round Island Lighthouse

McGulpin Point Lighthouse

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


Trail bridge over Mill Creek

 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 web master Keith Stokes in the 1970s at Fort Michilimackinac.

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

Fort Michilimackinac  Mighty Mac Home

Copyright 2002-2022 by Keith Stokes. These photos may not be reproduced without written permission.