Good news for history buffs and people who like cannons - Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island and Colonial Michilimackinac (did I spell it right? I think I did) in Mackinaw City, are about to re-open and celebrate 125 years of the Mackinac State Historic Parks.

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Colonial Michilimackinac at the very northern tip of lower Michigan (the Mackinac Bridge is right on top of their visitor center and gift shop - and when I say right on top - I mean it) is opening on June 12th. I'm a big fan - but I'm also a history nerd. It's a trip back to 1777. When I was there a few years ago they were still doing archaeological digs and discovering new things. Great museum - and they shoot that cannon several times a day. You will need your mask and some social distance - because it's 2020, not 1777.

Fort Mackinac will be opening a week later - on Friday, June 19th. On June 25th they'll have a special event called "Fire At Night" - with the Fort Mackinac rifles and their cannon. This will happen at sunset, which, on Mackinac Island in June is 9 p.m. (the ferry service isn't running that late yet - but my guess is they will be by then - or you could just stay on the island, have a couple of adult beverages - I don't want to plan out the whole night for you - you do you)

Anyway, stuff is opening up again and it's summer in Michigan. Now, if I could just get a haircut.