Mackinaw City Pure Michigan

DAY TRIPS: Celebrate Michigan Craft Beer Month in Mackinaw City

Posted on July 27th, 2017
Michigan is the self-proclaimed “Great Beer State” and for good reason. There are nearly 300 microbreweries around the state, producing thousands of craft beers that are perfect for sampling no matter the season. Mackinac Island Brewhouse & Winery, located inside Mackinaw Bay Trading… READ MORE

Mackinac Bridge Walk Celebrates 60 Years

Posted on July 12th, 2017
Each Labor Day, tens of thousands of pedestrians from Michigan and beyond gather in the Straits of Mackinac to take part in one of the state’s most significant annual events: The Mackinac Bridge Walk. This year’s event will take place on Monday, September 4. 2017 WALK DETAILS:
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DAY TRIPS: Roadside Attractions Around Mackinaw City

Posted on July 7th, 2017
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 father was one of those travelers that would have the station wagon packed the night before, and we’d get up in the middle of the night so that we could hit the… READ MORE

A Quick Guide to Spelling and Pronunciation in the Straits Area

Posted on May 25th, 2017
With it is ties to Native American, British, French and even Spanish heritage (in the Niles area in Berrien and Cass counties), Michigan is full of city names that are difficult for many to pronounce and even spell. Yet, no two cities create as much confusion as Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island. The f… READ MORE

Make it Mackinaw for Memorial Weekend

Posted on May 18th, 2017
First held in 1962, the 55th Annual Memorial Pageant Weekend is recognized as the longest-running, free Memorial Day historical program in the United States. This year’s festivities run Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29. There is no admission charge for the historical reenactment pagea… READ MORE