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Address: Fort Holmes Road, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Highest point on the Island offers commanding views of the Straits area.

Whether you walk or bike to Fort Holmes do not fail to stop here. The fort itself has been replicated and takes just a few minutes to examine; but from this vantage point... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dave B
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Monclova, Ohio
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Monclova, Ohio
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you walk or bike to Fort Holmes do not fail to stop here. The fort itself has been replicated and takes just a few minutes to examine; but from this vantage point, visitors look down at Lake Huron, other islands, and far to the west; the bridge. Want to try something cool? If you are on a bike, it... More 

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Parma, Mi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The re-make of Fort Holmes is very well done. I recently viewed a vintage postcard of the fort and it closely resembles the original. I'm sure they will be adding more to it each year but we enjoyed it as it was. Definitely worth the trip.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Mackinac Island is more than fudge shops. One needs to explore and enjoy the rich history of the island. Fort Holmes is a part of that rich history.

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

First, I'm going to talk about the fort. Further on in my review, I'll detail the directions since we had to ask around for the best way to get there, and I couldn't find detailed info in any reviews. The fort was recently reconstructed (summer of 2015), and it looks really good. I never visited it before, so I can't... More 

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New Era, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Everyone knows about Fort Mackinac. It's huge and right there when you arrive on the island. But I never knew there was another fort in the island. It's at the highest point on the island with a beautiful view. Small but an interesting story and it's free.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It's a bit of a hike of stairs to get to the fort, if starting from Rifle Range Road. The fort was recently restored, but honestly it's not much more than a wooden building surrounded by a log wall. The view was nice, and it was worth the hike. Don't expect much from the fort, however.

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Thank Doug B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Great view from the top of Mackinac Island!!! Bit of a hike, but on a cool fall day it was wonderful!! Not the original fort, but still very interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is the highest point on the island and offers beautiful views of Lake Huron, the Mackinac Bridge, and Lake Michigan.

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Southern California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We took the horse taxi up and walked down on a very wet day. It was still a good view east and west from the island's plateau. A spectacular effort has been made to recreate this historic fort at it's original location.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We walked to Fort Holmes which offered shelter during a short rain storm. Take the time to read about the history of the fort while you're there.

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