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Fort Holmes

Fort Holmes Road, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Worth the view

Highest point on Mackinac Island, breathtaking views. It's a little climb for sure, my 12 yr old... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Dave W
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Worth the hike up!

The panoramic views alone would make the hike up to Fort Holmes worth it but the fort is actually... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
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Fort Holmes Road, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Highest point on Mackinac Island, breathtaking views. It's a little climb for sure, my 12 yr old and myself chose bikes, definitely worth the effort.

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The panoramic views alone would make the hike up to Fort Holmes worth it but the fort is actually interesting. A nice addition to the island. It was just rebuilt in the past couple of years. There is good signage to tell the story of...More

Thank vnbond
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Although Fort Holmes is an interesting fort, the fact that it was recently constructed takes away from any historical experience. If you're in the area, by all means stop and take a look but keep in mind that it isn't authentic.

Thank maloney1969
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This recreation isn't that old and it is well done. This would be a great place to have a picnic lunch too as it offers great views of Lake Huron from up high. The highest point on the island! There isn't much inside the fort...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 22 June 2017

It's a bit of a trip to get up to Fort Holmes but well worth it. They have restored this and it's fantastic. They have added alot of historical information as well. The highest point on the island, so the views are great.

Reviewed 20 June 2017

Everyone needs to take the trip up to Fort Holmes at least once. Yes it is quite a hike or bike ride but definitely worth it! In a pinch, you can hire a horse and buggy tour that will take you up.

Thank Judith D
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Great views, good exercise. A bit lean on the 'Wow!' factor other than the views, but it's free. There is not bathroom; just a port-o-let, but it was clean. Definitely hike down the Sugar Something Trail and see the rock afterwards, then take the trails...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 16 June 2017

It is quite a trip up to Fort Holmes, but the view is spectacular. Take the staircase or take the road by bike.

Reviewed 7 June 2017

This site on Mackinac Island has just been fixed up and is one of the must see areas of the Island. From Fort Holmes you can look out over the Straights of Mackinac. It is the highest point on the island and provides a fantastic...More

2  Thank Chris G
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The old fort was a great activity, we spent several hours touring all the restored buildings and property. They have soldiers dressed in period costumes who do reenactments of firing the rifles and cannon. it was interesting for both young and old. There is also...More

Thank Laura S
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