Sanilac Petroglyphs

  • Woman standing at the edge of the outcropping at Sanilac Petroglyphs

    Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park protects and interprets Michigan’s largest known collection of early Native American teachings carved in stone.

  • Spiral carving on rock at Sanilac Petroglyphs

    The spiral motif is found numerous times carved into the sandstone rock.

  • Native American carvings at Sanilac Petroglyphs; shows a human, birds, handprintsThis cluster of different carvings shows a human figure in the center, a representation of a bird on the left, hand prints, and birds in flight.
  • Thunderbird carving at Sanilac Petroglyphs

    Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park protects and interprets Michigan’s largest known collection of early Native American teachings carved in stone, including these marks.

  • Cass River at Sanilac Petroglyphs

    The North fork of the Cass River flows through the property of the Sanilac Petroglyphs State Historic Park. Interpretive signs are included on a trail that follows the river. 


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