Posted on August 1st, 2018By Dianna Stampfler
Michigan has more lighthouse than any other state (at nearly 120) and the Straits area is home to more than a dozen of these historic navigational aids. You’re invited to celebrate National Lighthouse Day (August 7) in the heart of the Great Lakes.
I first started researching M… READ MORE
Posted on July 18th, 2018
Have you heard? July is National Picnic Month…and Mackinaw City is the perfect place to celebrate along the shores of the Straits of Mackinac!
According to DaysOfTheYear.com, “The word ‘picnic’ is thought to have first been used by Tony Willis in 1692, and from that point forward everyone… READ MORE
Posted on July 12th, 2018
Each summer, hundreds of magnificent sailboats (aka yachts) race their way north through the Great Lakes to the Straits of Mackinac, converging on Mackinac Island in two of the most esteemed freshwater sailing competitions in the world. One race starts in Chicago, the other in Port Huron, held in c… READ MORE
Posted on June 27th, 2018
By definition, a waterfall is “a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream” or “a place where water flows over a vertical drop or a series of steep drops in the course of a stream or river.”
Many people think you need to be in the western United States to see waterfalls, but in fa… READ MORE
Posted on June 21st, 2018
Mackinac State Historic Parks archaeological program began its 60th consecutive season of work at Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City earlier this summer.
In 1959, the Mackinac Island State Park Commission contracted with Michigan State University to carry out a season of excavation… READ MORE
Posted on June 12th, 2018By Dan Friedhoff, Secretary – Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Preserve Association
Just off the shores of Mackinaw City lie a multitude of shipwrecks that are frequently explored during the summer months by scuba divers.
The Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Preserve is known as one of the best s… READ MORE
Posted on June 1st, 2018
More than 100 cars are expected to gather on Saturday, July 21 for the 5th Annual Mackinaw City Mustang Stampede to be held at Conkling Heritage Park, along the shores of Lake Huron, in downtown Mackinaw City. Celebrating Ford Motor Company’s iconic Mustang, which first rolled off the assembly… READ MORE
Posted on May 29th, 2018
Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. The Americas have adopted the U.S. date, which is the third Sunday of June (falling June 17 in 2018). It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world… READ MORE
Posted on May 21st, 2018By 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
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