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 swee… READ MORE
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
Posted on November 27th, 2017Photo 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
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!
Posted on October 16th, 2017By 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
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
Posted on August 30th, 2017Highway, Ramp & Bridge Closures in Effect in the Straits of Mackinac Area During 60th Annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge WalkTraffic 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
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
Posted on August 15th, 2017
Dozens of the finest craft beer and wines will be served at Conkling Heritage Park, along the shores of Lake Huron, on Saturday, September 9 during the 2nd Annual Mackinaw City Beer & Wine Festival.
Festivities run from 1-10pm, with $5 admission including a tasting glass and 2 tasting drink tick… READ MORE
Posted on August 2nd, 2017
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.
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse: Constructed in 18… READ MORE