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

Tentatively opens May 7, 2021
2020 Pricing: Adult: $9.50    5-12: $7

Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park Map

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. Over time a farm, orchard and  gristmill were added. The mill operated until the 1830s. 

Admission to Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park is $9.50 for age 13 and older and $7 for age 5-12, with an additional $9 fee for the Treetop Discovery Tour. Due to COVID19, there was no Treetop Discovery Tour in 2020.

Fort Michilimackinac

Mackinac Bridge

Straits of Mackinac Lighthouses

Mackinac Island pictures

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island in Winter

Round Island Lighthouse

McGulpin Point Lighthouse

 Nature Trail Climbing Wall 
These activities cost $9 additional and are 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 web master Keith Stokes in the 1970s at Fort Michilimackinac.

2020 Historic Mill Creek Hours
  • May 8 June 5:  9 AM - 5 PM    Last Admission 4 PM
  • June 6 September 6:  9 AM - 6PM   Last Admission 5PM
  • September 7 September 27:  Monday Friday: 11 AM - 5PM Saturday Sunday: 9AM - 5PM Last Admission 4 PM all days

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

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