Historic Sightseeing on the Mackinaw Trolley

The Mackinaw area is among the most historic and beautiful areas of Michigan, and you will definitely want to take some time to get to know more about the area with the Historical Sightseeing Tour offered by the Mackinaw Trolley Company while you are visiting Mackinac Island.

Join your guide as they narrate the history of the region and makes stop at great sites, like Castle Rock, an outstanding geological protuberance rising nearly 200 feet above the lake level.  A convenient ramp walkway lets you climb to the top of Castle Rock for amazing 20 mile view of Mackinac Island, Saint Ignace, and Lake Huron.  At the base of the rock you may be surprised to find Paul Bunyan, sitting larger-than-life, gazing out over the waters of Lake Huron, and of course, beside him is his faithful companion, Babe, the blue ox.

Explore history and experience life in the 1670s when the Ojibwa, Huron and French cultures all merged in Saint Ignace, while your tour visits the Ojibwa Museum.  The museum features indoor and outdoor exhibits, and the resting place of Father Marquette.

The tour also goes by Father Marquette’s National Memorial and the famous Fort Michilimackinac, an open-air museum within the walls of a restored fort dating back to the late 18th Century.  See the stunning Mackinac Bridge and the historic Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse on this educational, scenic Historical Sightseeing Tour on the Mackinaw Trolley.

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