Things are going to get wild at Historic Mill Creek in Mackinaw City the week of June 23.

A raccoon in a tree

Description automatically generatedWildlife Week at Historic Mill Creek will take place June 23-29. That week, nature programs will feature the amazing animals that inhabit the woods and waters of Historic Mill Creek. Join naturalists as they search for nesting warblers, find frogs in the mill pond, and seek snakes slithering through the grass. Naturalists and guests will also look for signs of shy residents, including beavers, raccoons, foxes, and pileated woodpeckers.

“More than 225 species of birds have been observed on nearby Mackinac Island,” shares naturalist Kyle Bagnall. “Whether they have feathers, fur, or fins, wildlife of the North Woods exhibits diversity that just takes your breath away. We look forward to exploring Mackinac’s ‘wild side’ with our guests!”

Special programs will take place at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m., and guests are encouraged to explore the three-plus miles of hiking trails on their own with a nature discovery scavenger hunt. In addition, regular sawpit and sawmill demonstrations will take place throughout the day, as well as regularly scheduled nature programs and guided walks. All special programs are included with regular admission.

Historic Mill Creek is 3.5 miles east of Mackinaw City on US 23. The site opens for the day at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m., with last admission/last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m. The site features a working water-powered sawmill, pitsaw demonstrations, naturalist programs, guided walks, artifact-rich exhibits, and more than three miles of hiking trails.