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Dive In…To the Straits of Mackinac

Posted on June 12th, 2018
By 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

18 Things to do with Dad in Mackinaw City on Father’s Day 2018

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

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