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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

Updated Details on 60th Annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk

Posted on August 30th, 2017
Highway, Ramp & Bridge Closures in Effect in the Straits of Mackinac Area
During 60th Annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk Traffic Updates Available via Text from Mackinac Bridge Authority As many as 60,000 people are expected to converge in the Straits of Mackinac Monday, September 4 to take… READ MORE

17 Things to Do in the Mackinaw City Area This Fall

Posted on August 24th, 2017
Mackinaw City is considered the “Crossroads of the Great Lakes” for good reason – it is central to dozens of unique locations and activities along both the Lake Michigan and Lake Huron shorelines, as well as the vast woods and waters of both the Upper and Lower Peninsulas. This autumn, bring th… READ MORE

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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