Mackinaw City Pure Michigan

Setting Sail for the Straits of Mackinac

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

Discovering Michigan’s Majestic Waterfalls

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

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