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Embark on an unforgettable journey from Mackinaw City, your launchpad to the diverse wonders of our region. Our surrounding areas brim with unique attractions and captivating natural beauty—all waiting to be discovered.

Dive into History

Experience living history in Mackinaw City, where the past comes alive at landmarks like the Colonial Michilimackinac, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and beyond.

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Unleash your spirit of exploration with diverse activities ranging from tranquil bike rides to exhilarating zip-line adventures over some of the most scenic landscapes around.

Retail Therapy

Delve into the distinct shopping scene of Mackinaw City, offering a delightful array of local boutiques, artisanal crafts, and stores that promise a treasure trove of unique finds.
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Day Trips

Celebrate National Lighthouse Day – August 7 – in the Straits of Mackinac Area

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 1892, this light was decommissioned in […]

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DAY TRIPS: Celebrate Michigan Craft Beer Month in Mackinaw City

Michigan is the self-proclaimed “Great Beer State” and for good reason. There are more than 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 Company, offers 10 microbrews on draft as well as build-your-own six-packs […]

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Mackinac Bridge Walk Celebrates 60 Years

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: NEW FOR 2017: Only busses transporting walkers and emergency […]

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DAY TRIPS: Roadside Attractions Around Mackinaw City

By Scott Winters As a child, one of my family’s favorite places to visit for vacation was the area around the Straits of Mackinac. My father was one of those travelers that would have the station wagon packed the night before, and we’d get up in the middle of the night so that we could […]

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4th Annual Mackinaw City Mustang Stampede Celebrates Pure Michigan’s Iconic Ford Muscle Car

The Ford Motor Company rolled its first Mustang off the assembly line in 1964 and this classic muscle car remains one of the most iconic vehicles on the road today. More than 100 cars are expected to gather on Saturday, July 15 for the 4th Annual Mackinaw City Mustang Stampede to be held at Conkling […]

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Discover Michigan’s Only Internationally-Designated Dark Sky Park—The Headlands—in Mackinaw City

A conversation with Mary Stewart Adams, Director – The Headlands Dark Sky Park For visitors coming to the Mackinaw Area and may have never heard of a “Dark Sky Park,” what is it and what should they expect? A Dark Sky Park is an area of land over which the night sky has been protected […]

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A Quick Guide to Spelling and Pronunciation in the Straits Area

With it is ties to Native American, British, French and even Spanish heritage (in the Niles area in Berrien and Cass counties), Michigan is full of city names that are difficult for many to pronounce and even spell. Yet, no two cities create as much confusion as Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island. The funny thing […]

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Make it Mackinaw for Memorial Weekend

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 the family, friends or […]

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