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DISCOVER St. Ignace
DISCOVER St. Ignace

Welcome to St. Ignace, your Gateway to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Mackinac Island. Get ready to enjoy a relaxing vacation filled with exciting events, gorgeous sunsets, and unparalleled views of two of the Great Lakes.

04/25/2023 01:15 PM
CAST A LINE
CAST A LINE

Our location allows for fishing of both Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, and don’t miss out on the inland lakes and rivers as they offer great fishing as well.

04/25/2023 01:31 PM
NORTH HURON
NORTH HURON

With over two dozen prime birding locations, the North Huron Birding Trail covers 150 miles on the north side of Lake Huron along Michigan’s Scenic Byway, M-134.

04/25/2023 02:32 PM
THE DUNES
THE DUNES

Spend an afternoon sunning, swimming, and hiking the winding trails along miles of beautiful sandy beach on the north shore of Lake Michigan.

04/25/2023 03:12 PM
HISTORY
HISTORY

Long before St. Ignace was settled by Europeans, Native Americans inhabited this land. Today, St. Ignace still enjoys a rich Native American history and culture. The first people in the area were the Anishinaabe. They fished for whitefish and sturgeon and planted crops.

04/25/2023 03:28 PM
BEFORE THE BRIDGE - LOOKING BACK AT ST. IGNACE
BEFORE THE BRIDGE - LOOKING BACK AT ST. IGNACE

In 1923, the Michigan State Ferry Service was established to handle the increase in automobile traffic.

04/26/2023 09:42 AM
HISTORY COMES ALIVE
HISTORY COMES ALIVE
04/26/2023 10:19 AM
GETTING AROUND
GETTING AROUND
04/26/2023 10:49 AM
OFF ROAD
OFF ROAD

ATVs, ORVs, OHVs: Off-road recreational vehicles are all more than welcome here in St. Ignace. With close access to some of the best trails in the state, we are perfectly positioned for off-road adventures.

04/26/2023 11:13 AM
SNOWMOBILES
SNOWMOBILES

Yes, we ride in the winter, too! We love to be outside here in the Yoop... no matter the season, and one of our favorite past-times is heading out to the trails after a fresh snowfall.

04/26/2023 11:25 AM
Navigating THE STRAITS
Navigating THE STRAITS

Freighters, from 600-footers to 1,000-footers, are always a sight to see as they pass through the Straits. These vessels carry loads of iron ore, coal, grain, and other cargo, and some can carry over 70,000 tons. As they navigate among ports on the Great Lakes, they use the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, 45 miles north of St. Ignace. The Locks offer tours and make a great day trip. A common sight in the waters, ferries make hourly trips to and from Mackinac Island. Check their schedules for special lighthouse cruises or rides under the Mackinac Bridge. The Straits host several sailing races each year. One of the most popular is the Chicago to Mackinac Yacht Race. From multiple day races, races around Mackinac Island, or pleasure trips, sails adorn the Straits throughout the summer.

04/26/2023 11:32 AM
NIGHT SKY
NIGHT SKY

The quiet, dark nights in St. Ignace, Mackinaw City, Les Cheneaux, DeTour, and beyond are perfect for stargazing.

04/26/2023 11:50 AM
FOOD
FOOD

St. Ignace offers a fine variety of food. The restaurants in town cover all the bases with a flair of local cuisine and many feature outdoor FOOD and waterfront dining. The only problem is deciding where to start.

04/26/2023 11:53 AM
WHITEFISH
WHITEFISH

The history of the Straits has always been connected with the fishing resources of the Great Lakes.

04/26/2023 12:00 PM
MAPLE SYRUP - AN EASTERN UPPER PENINSULA TRADITION
MAPLE SYRUP - AN EASTERN UPPER PENINSULA TRADITION

Families in the Upper Peninsula have been making syrup for generations; skills have been perfected through years of practice and the end result is the best syrup you’ll ever taste.

04/26/2023 12:05 PM
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