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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.

Retail Therapy

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

Day Trips

  • October 7, 2023
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Celebrate National Lighthouse Day – August 7 – in the Straits of Mackinac Area

Michigan has more lighthouse than any other state (at nearly 120) and the Straits area is home to more than a dozen of these...

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  • October 6, 2023
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Mackinac Bridge Walk Celebrates 60 Years

Each Labor Day, tens of thousands of pedestrians from Michigan and beyond gather in the Straits of Mackinac to take part in one of...

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  • October 5, 2023
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DAY TRIPS: Roadside Attractions Around Mackinaw City

By Scott Winters As a child, one of my family’s favorite places to visit for vacation was the area around the Straits of Mackinac. My...

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  • October 4, 2023
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4th Annual Mackinaw City Mustang Stampede Celebrates Pure Michigan’s Iconic Ford Muscle Car

The Ford Motor Company rolled its first Mustang off the assembly line in 1964 and this classic muscle car remains one of the most...

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  • October 3, 2023
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Discover Michigan’s Only Internationally-Designated Dark Sky Park—The Headlands—in Mackinaw City

A conversation with Mary Stewart Adams, Director – The Headlands Dark Sky Park For visitors coming to the Mackinaw Area and may have never...

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  • October 2, 2023
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A Quick Guide to Spelling and Pronunciation in the Straits Area

With it is ties to Native American, British, French and even Spanish heritage (in the Niles area in Berrien and Cass counties), Michigan is...

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  • October 1, 2023
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Make it Mackinaw for Memorial Weekend

Mackinaw City is considered the “Crossroads of the Great Lakes” for good reason – it is central to dozens of unique locations and activities...

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