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Focusing on Mackinaw’s Northern Lights

Posted on May 21st, 2018
By Rachel Rolland, Great Lakes Aurora Hunters™ Did you know that the Straits of Mackinac has the same geomagnetic latitude as southern portion of Norway, Sweden and Finland, which is just south of the some of the best Northern Lights viewing in the world? Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, are a… READ MORE

Birding Soars in the Straits of Mackinac Area

Posted on May 14th, 2018
Birding is currently the second fastest growing hobby in the United States after gardening, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service who also reports that over 2 million Michigan residents are birdwatchers. There are countless opportunities for viewing these winged wonders in and arou… READ MORE

Celebrate National Bike Month (May) in the Straits Area

Posted on April 26th, 2018
Whether you are a fan of road biking or trail riding, the Straits Area of Michigan offers some of the state’s greatest cycling opportunities. Because of the area’s low traffic volume and great scenery, there is an abundance of great road routes. A good source of information about these routes ca… READ MORE

Spring Blossoms in the Straits of Mackinac

Posted on March 21st, 2018
Spring is a beautiful time of year in the Mackinaw City area, as the winter melts away and nature comes out of its deep slumber. Plenty of seasonal activities are planned to celebrate the arrival of spring and all its beauty—from the flora to fauna to astronomy to aviary. Savoring Michigan’s sweeREAD MORE

Mackinaw City Releases 2018 Visitor’s Guide to the Straits Area

Posted on February 27th, 2018
The Mackinaw City area has been welcoming visitors for centuries, drawn to the natural freshwaters of the Straits of Mackinac, the rich woodlands and natural resources, the ongoing history and genuine Northern Michigan hospitality. To aid travelers in their future visits to the area, the Mackin… READ MORE

Experience Winter in the Mackinaw Area

Posted on November 27th, 2017
Photo credit: Petoskey News Review While often thought of us just a summer destination, the Straits of Mackinac is known to roll out the white carpet during the winter season with special events and outdoor activities like hiking, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. The season kicks off on Friday, Dece… READ MORE

17 Things You May Not Know about Pure Michigan’s Mackinac Bridge

Posted on November 1st, 2017
Michigan’s famed five-mile Mackinac Bridge opened to automobile traffic on Friday, November 1, 1957 — 60 years ago! The list of facts and figures related to the “Mighty Mac” are nearly as long as the structure is itself. But, here are 17 things you may not know about this Pure Michigan icon!
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What do archaeologists do in the winter?

Posted on October 16th, 2017
  By Dr. Lynn Evans, Curator of Archaeology – Mackinac State Historic Parks Archaeological excavation has taken place at Michilimackinac, in Mackinaw City, every summer since 1959, making it one of the longest on-going projects of its kind in North America. The excavation takes place wit… READ MORE

9th Annual Mackinac Bridge Fall Color Run Set for Oct. 7

Posted on September 26th, 2017
Enjoy the spectacular views from the top of the Mackinac Bridge with all its fall splendor during the 9th Annual Mackinac Bridge Fall Color Run on Saturday, October 7. The first half of the race is a steady incline with a slope of 5º, with the total length of the course is 5.06 miles. The race begins at 7a… READ MORE