Discover the Charm
Of Mackinaw City
Embark on an unforgettable journey from Mackinaw City, your launchpad to the diverse wonders of our region. Our surrounding areas brim with unique attractions and captivating natural beauty—all waiting to be discovered.
Dive into History
Experience living history in Mackinaw City, where the past comes alive at landmarks like the Colonial Michilimackinac, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and beyond.
Embrace the Action
Unleash your spirit of exploration with diverse activities ranging from tranquil bike rides to exhilarating zip-line adventures over some of the most scenic landscapes around.
Delve into the distinct shopping scene of Mackinaw City, offering a delightful array of local boutiques, artisanal crafts, and stores that promise a treasure trove of unique finds.
Explore the Area
Oh Deer…Firearm Hunting Season Through the Straits
Since first opening in 1957, the Mackinac Bridge Authority has counted the number of deer taken south across the bridge during Michigan’s firearm deer season. This...Read More
Gangster John Dillinger Escaped the Heat (and Cooled His Heels) in the Straits of Mackinac Prior to Chicago Shooting Death
The Great Lake region is rich with gangster history, steeped in the Prohibition era of the 1920s and early 1930s. Of course, when one...Read More
Following Northern Michigan’s Autumn Monarch Migration
Probably the most recognizable butterfly in North America is the monarch, with its distinguishable and vibrant black and orange color palette. Did you know...Read More
19 Ways to Soak Up the Fall Colors in the Straits of Mackinac
Mackinaw City is considered the “Crossroads of the Great Lakes” for good reason – it is central to dozens of unique locations and activities...Read More
Planning Ahead for the 62nd Annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk – Monday, September 2, 2019
As it was for the 2018 Annual Bridge Walk, the Mackinac Bridge will be closed to public traffic from 6:30 a.m. to Noon on...Read More
Hemingway’s 1919 Trip Through the Straits to Seney
By Dianna Stampfler, Board Member – Michigan Hemingway Society One hundred years ago, on a hot August day in 1919, a 20-year-old Ernest Hemingway...Read More
Celebrate an all American 4th of July in the Straits of Mackinac
No place celebrates America’s independence quite like the communities in the Straits of Mackinac. Bring your family and enjoy a full day of activities...Read More
Pressed Pennies: Shiny Souvenirs from the Straits of Mackinac
By Jhai Smith and Dianna Stampfler Pressed pennies are definitely one of the most affordable souvenirs to “purchase” when visiting the Straits of Mackinac....Read More