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Mackinac Island – Twilight Turtle Trek – March 7, 2020

A lantern-lit ski and snowshoeing trek through some of Mackinac Island’s natural winter wonderland.

The trail begins at Greaney Grove (corner of Arch Rock Road and Huron Road) with a bonfire and hot chocolate. The trail is groomed, track set, lit by lanterns and approximately two miles long.

This is a free event sponsored by Mackinac State Historic Parks, Mackinac Island Community Foundation and the Mackinac Island Ski Club.


Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM


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Mackinac State Historic Parks On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Mackinac State Historic Parks Page On Facebook.


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Tuesday March 24th, 2020 - 9:01 am

Mackinac State Historic Parks

We need your help! We have six beautiful Dominique chicks that will be coming to work for us this summer at Colonial Michilimackinac, and they need names! Comment your suggestions under each individual picture. Winners will receive two tickets to Colonial Michilimackinac (you have to visit them, after all!) as well as an official naming certificate. #thisismackinac #mackinacparks125

For more info on why we chose Dominique chicks:

We look forward to seeing your suggestions!
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UPDATE: New cute picture. We're still taking name suggestions!

They could be named after the 7 dwarfs minus Sneezy since nobody wants to be Sneezy right now --- Doc. Grumpy. Happy. Sleepy. Dopey. Bashful.

I vote to name them after ARW forts. Like Augusta, Blunder, Dumpling, Klock, Niagara, Ontario, Powhatan, Salonga, Ticonderoga, Watauga, etc. Or all military titles/ranks

How about Tim, after the beloved little chipmunk pet of Rebecca DePeyster? I love the story and the little cage hanging in the commanding officer's house!

Major George Feather-ington, Benjamin Frank-hen, Queen Egg-lizabeth, Alex-hen-der Hamilton, Thomas Jeffers-hen...

With the introduction of the new Biddle House, why not name them after the local indigenous tribes or key people from those tribes.

The cast of Cheers....Norm, Diane, Coach, etc. 🙂

Beau- honor of Dr. Beaumont Mackenzie- honor of the bridge and isLand Fudgie- to honor the tourists Marie- in honor of the lady who donated the land where St Anne’s church is located. Colonel- to honor those that served Fort Mackinac and our country. Daniel- to honor Dan Musser and his wife, the former owners of the grand hotel. Saint- to honor the city of saint ignace. Jacques- to honor father Marquette and Marquette Park.

Here are a few suggestions Astor, Nicolet, Dablon, Sinclair, Holmes and Marquette...I know there are countless others...but just a thought.

Marq, Al, Lucy, Mack, Chip and Delta - then encourage visitors to explore the Eastern UP counties.

One should be named Scout to honor the scouts that serve at the fort each summer!

One should be Colonel Michi, obviously. That might not be as clever as I thought... 😂

Name them after some of the most influential people that helped build this island up to what it is today. 🙂

Hope, Faith and Charity

Somewhere in Time: Richard & Elise, Historical people: Holmes, Boise, Sinclair

Fricassee, Pot Pie, General Tso, Dumpling, Stew, etc...

Astor, Beaumont, Marquette, Arnold, Shepler and Jim Evans!

Well one needs to be named Mackinac!

Greg, Peter, Bobby, Marcia, Jan and Cindy

Names of six French soldiers documented as stationed at the fort.

Timmy 1, Timmy 2, Timmy 3, etc. 🐿️😂

Do variations of Dominique

Pompeii, Jupiter, Paris, Palisaded, London & Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Mac, Nac, Nish, Jib, Awa, Chip

Sinclair, Astor, Marquette, Beaumont, Nicolet, Holmed

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