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Condé Nast Traveler has unveiled its list of the best state parks in each state, and when it comes to Michigan, they have a clear favorite.

The publication has named Mackinac Island State Park Michigan’s best state park. Do you agree?

“As the only park on this list that was once a national park, Mackinac Island has a lot of hype to contend with,” the publication stats.

They add, “Full of sacred Ojibwa and Odawa history, a 240-year-old former British and American military outpost, and miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails, this car-free isle on the western edge of Lake Huron is nothing short of magical.”

Mackinac Island State Park was Michigan’s first established state park in 1895. The park is large, at 1,888 acres, and beautiful, to boot.

Read the full list here.

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