Mackinaw City Pure Michigan

Snowy Owls Spend their Winters Around the Straits of Mackinac

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

Remembering the Straits Military Past on Veterans Day

Posted on November 11th, 2019
Veterans 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

Oh Deer…Firearm Hunting Season Through the Straits

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

Following Northern Michigan’s Autumn Monarch Migration

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

19 Ways to Soak Up the Fall Colors in the Straits of Mackinac

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

The Sweetest Side of the Straits

Posted on July 30th, 2019
Certain American cities or regions are known for their specialized cuisine – Philly for its steak sandwiches, New England for its clam chowder, Texas for its bar-b-cue, Atlantic City for its salt water taffy. Here in Michigan, we have Coney dogs in Detroit, pasties in the Upper Peninsula and fudg… READ MORE

Hemingway’s 1919 Trip Through the Straits to Seney

Posted on July 23rd, 2019
By Dianna Stampfler, Board Member – Michigan Hemingway Society One hundred years ago, on a hot August day in 1919, a 20-year-old Ernest Hemingway and his two friends, Jack Pentecost and Al Walker, boarded the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad in Petoskey set out for the Seney in the central… READ MORE
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