Mill Creek Historic State Park

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Mill Creek Historic State Park

Michigan

(231) 436-5563

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Overview

Mill Creek was the Straits of Mackinac's first industrial complex, providing lumber for the settlement of Mackinac Island in the 1790s. Demonstrations of hand-saw techniques and the power of a water-driven sawmill are provided at the site. Park also has scenic trails, and beaver dams may be seen along the western edge of the creek.

Nature trails and scenic overlooks provide a view of the wildlife and natural resources of this site, while the working sawmill and visitor center give a look at the rich history of the Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Island. Most of Mill Creek State Historic Park is densely wooded and covered by one of the following five forest types: northern hardwoods, upland aspen, lowland aspen, mixed pine, or lowland cedar swamp. Mill Creek is open early May through mid-October. Call ahead or visit the park's Web site for a schedule of events and activities within the park.

Map of Mill Creek (MI)

Latitude, Longitude: 45.742342, -84.672945

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Activities

  • Hiking

    There are 3.5 miles of nature trails.

  • Historic Sites

    The working sawmill and visitor center give a look at the rich history of the Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Island. Most of Mill Creek State Historic Park is densely wooded and covered by one of the following five forest types: northern hardwoods, upland aspen, lowland aspen, mixed pine, or lowland cedar swamp. Mill Creek is open early May through mid-October. Call ahead or visit the park's Web site for a schedule of events and activities within the park.

  • Picnicking

    A large picnic area near the buildings, with a concession stand serving lunches and refreshments.

Directions

Driving

From Cheboygan, take US-23 north about 13 miles to the park entrance on the left (south) side of the road.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(231) 436-5563

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