Located at the northern tip of Michigan’s lower peninsula is Mackinaw City and world famous Mackinac Island. If you’re strolling through the themed Mackinaw Crossings retail stores or watching reenactments at Colonial Fort Michilimackinac, don’t be confused — you are in Michigan, not Disney World!
Mackinaw City attractions include museums, tours, shopping, fishing, adventure golf, a butterfly house, tours of the Icebreaker Mackinaw, ferry boats to famous Mackinac Island and much more. Don’t forget to taste the many flavors of the famous mackinaw fudge. Find it all in Mackinaw City!
Need an escape? Few places are better for it than on an island seemingly untouched by the hectic world around it. On Mackinac Island, visitors can enjoy the simplicity of life and immerse themselves in a foregone era, with horse-drawn carriages and early 19th century architecture being among the defining characteristics that greet travelers upon their arrival. From equestrians to historians to sailors to bikers, there’s something fantastically memorable here for everyone.
Crossing the Mackinac Bridge to Michigan’s upper peninsula, there are spectacular views of the straits connecting Lake Michigan to Lake Huron. Travel west to find beautiful sand beaches running for miles along Highway 2.
Also near Mackinaw City, the 600 acre Headlands International Dark Sky Park is open daily. Visitors can stay through the night for dark sky viewing along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Free public programs take place throughout the season.
If you’re ready to get started planning your Up North vacation and want to find the perfect accommodations for your family or group, contact us today to see what we can do for you!