I think if the island were to publicize that the fort was rebuilt and recommend you visit there would be more attraction to the area. From there if they did some type of a reenactment or added statues and through an ice cream shop up there it would be totally worth while!
This is a location that a lot of people don't know about on the island. It is a bit of a hike or bike ride (up hill) but offers great views of the straits. They have done some excavating and updates to this location in the last couple of years. They do have a building with some historical information but... 更多
My husband is an absolute history lover! We got to the top of the highest part of the Island (Fort Holmes), only to find that it closed at 4pm. So, we made that trek back up there 10am the next morning (It is only open 10a-4p). He thoroughly enjoyed it. So much history was inside, and the view from inside... 更多
If this isn't the highest point on the island its got to be close. From here you can see almost all the way around the island and it is breathtaking. It is quite a climb to get up there (stairs or trail) so get ready, it is definitely worth the effort!
We hiked to Fort Holmes after being told the scenic views from up there were so pretty. They were right. It's just pure Mihcigan peaceful and beautiful with a history lesson at the same time. A replica of The Fort is built here and there are lots of maps and history markers explaining Fort Holmes. I recommend this sight to... 更多
Excellent and accurate reconstruction of the original fort, with explanatory signage. Nice to walk through and provides a good view of the area. Unlike Fort Mackinac, this one is free, but of course there are no events, cannon firings, re-enactments, etc. Also a good place to use the rest room, though it's one unisex outhouse. At least there is privacy,... 更多
This is a "new" attraction on Mackinac Island. Excellent views, interesting recreation of the Fort. It's the highest point on the island. It takes a while to get here via bike or walking. There are two routes, one is to take the road there, the other is to take the stairs up. You can park your bike at the bottom.... 更多
Fantastic views. We were up in the Fall and the colors were fantastic. The reconstruction of the Fort was well done. We had been up the the Fort a couple times before the reconstruction for the view but now with the Fort reconstructed, it makes it that much better. Well worth the trip up.
It was a pleasure to see that the old fort had been redone. If you're a history buff you will appreciate this. Can only reach it by walking or bike. At the dome of the Island, it has a fantastic view.