The Straits of Mackinac connect two of the Great Lakes: Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The Mackinac Bridge (fondly nicknamed ‘Mighty Mac’) is the worlds fifth largest suspension bridge, connecting the Lower and Upper Peninsula’s of Michigan. Below are a few area resources to help with your travel plans!
“One of the top 10 islands in the world” – Condé Nast Traveler
It’s an Island suspended in a forgotten, more innocent time. As summer draws to a close, the docks become less crowded and sounds of the ferries begin to fade. As for the Fall traveler, it’s an opportunity to experience Mackinac Island through a kaleidoscope of autumn color. Fall cloaks the Island with its majestic foliage. Take a carriage ride or bike the Island to indulge your senses in the crisp autumn air and the beauty of Fall’s pageantry. The smell of fresh fudge still wafts through the air. Escape the night chill in one of the Island’s many lively pubs. Summer may be over but life on the Island is timeless.
Mackinac Island Information resources:
The Village of Mackinaw City is a resort community located on the shores of the Straits of Mackinac at the tip of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
Mackinaw City is a great place to live, work, and visit with beautiful scenic views of the Great Lakes, Mackinac Bridge, and countryside. The Village is host to over 1.2 million visitors each year who enjoy the Village’s scenic beauty, 100+ retail shops, exciting attractions, marinas, great restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfasts, and campgrounds.
Mackinaw City Information resources:
St. Ignace is the “Gateway to the Upper Peninsula”, where the great waters of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan meet. Enjoy an area filled with green forests, blue waters, sand dunes and incredible places of discovery. Come and savor a slower, simpler lifestyle where people know each others names and would like to share their community and their area history with you.
St. Ignace Information resources:
- Algoma’s Trailhead – Sault Ste. Marie, Ont
- Agawa Canyon Tour Train – Sault Ste. Marie, Ont
- Big Springs (Kitch-iti-kipi) – Manistique
- Fayette Historic Townsite – Garden, MI
- Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum – Paradise, MI
- Lake Superior Glass Bottom Shipwreck Tour – Munising, MI
- Oswalds Bear Ranch – Newberry
- Pictured Rocks – Munising, MI
- Soo Locks Boat Tours – Sault Ste. Marie, MI
- Tahquamenon Falls
- Tahquamenon Falls Rail & Boat Tour