Posted on February 10th, 2020
Mackinac State Historic Parks turns 125 years old in 2020. Established in 1895 when the federal government shuttered the country’s second national park, Mackinac National Park, the Mackinac Island State Park Commission has pursued the important mission of protecting, preserving and presen… READ MORE
Posted on December 29th, 2019
Things have certainly changed in the Straits of Mackinac over the past 100 years. In the winter of 1920, things would have been pretty quiet as the frozen Great Lakes waterways would have restricted some visitors from making their way to this historic area. Yet, some hearty souls would have made thei… READ MORE
Posted on December 19th, 2019
For more than a quarter century, Mackinaw City has rolled out the white carpet for a weekend of seasonal fun and excitement fit for the entire family. The 27th Annual Mackinaw City Winter Festival is scheduled for January 18-19, 2020.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18
Posted on December 9th, 2019
Snowy Owls have recently been observed in Cheboygan, St. Ignace and on the Mackinac Bridge. It is still early December, but these beautiful arctic visitors are starting to appear throughout the Midwest in good numbers. During the past several winters snowy owls have been frequent visitors to Mack… READ MORE
Posted on November 11th, 2019Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on this date 100 years ago…November 11, 1919 – on the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. In 1954, the holiday was… READ MORE
Posted on November 1st, 2019
Since first opening in 1957, the Mackinac Bridge Authority has counted the number of deer taken south across the bridge during Michigan’s firearm deer season. This information helps the DNR index the size of the deer herd in the as well as the success of the firearm deer season in the Upper Peninsul… READ MORE
Posted on October 14th, 2019
The Great Lake region is rich with gangster history, steeped in the Prohibition era of the 1920s and early 1930s. Of course, when one things of mafia leaders, Al Capone immediately comes to mind. But, another leader in underground crime was John Herbert Dillinger (born June 22, 1903 in the Oak Hill se… READ MORE
Posted on September 14th, 2019
Probably the most recognizable butterfly in North America is the monarch, with its distinguishable and vibrant black and orange color palette.
Did you know that during the summer, millions of these beautiful winged creatures (if you recall from biology class: lepidoptera from Ancient Greek lep… READ MORE
Posted on September 1st, 2019
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 20th, 2019
Celebrate the changing of the seasons along the shores of Lake Huron during the 4th Annual Mackinaw City Beer & Wine Festival on Saturday, September 7. Dozens of the finest craft beer and wines will be served throughout the afternoon and early evening at Conkling Heritage Park.
Festivities run… READ MORE