Mackinaw City MI

Historic Plus A Fun Filled
Vacation Spot

Mackinaw City MI is one of the most popular resort towns in the state of Michigan. It’s the premier gateway to two significant Michigan vacation spots.

From Mackinaw City MI you can board a ferry to visit unique and quaint Mackinac Island; and, by crossing the Mackinac Bridge, located just blocks from downtown on I-75, you can reach the Upper Peninsula where you can explore the small towns, state parks and the beautiful beaches of Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.

It’s really not a city but a village for its population is only 859 year-round residents. During the spring and summer the population increases immensely with seasonal workers coming from all over the world to help with the numerous hotels, restaurants, over 100 retail shops, golf courses, state parks, camp grounds and other recreational businesses catering to families on vacation.

During these economic times Mackinaw City MI is a great value for a family vacation. You can reserve inexpensive and even cheap lodging that fits all types of vacation budgets. Few hotels are open during the winter months.

Many of the the hotels are national chains and have many great lodging packages during the spring, summer and fall months.



Outdoor Family Activities Galore

There are three museums located in Mackinaw City that we totally love to visit again and again. Each is a fun fact-filled adventure in history for young and old alike. They are:

  • Colonial Michilimackinac which is a 1770 fort and fur-trading outpost that has been reconstructed where you can watch Colonial Villagers living everyday life.
  • Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park is definitely a must to visit for you will enjoy the northern Michigan outdoors and understand the importance of lumber and sawmills in our nation’s history.
  • The United States Coast Guard Icebreaker Mackinaw which is docked in downtown Mackinaw City is open to the public as a museum. It’s fun to imagine what it was like to be on it breaking the ice in the treacherous winter waters of the Great Lakes particularly in the Straits of Mackinac.


Vacationers Make Mackinaw City MI
Their Base Camp

Many vacationers choose to make Mackinaw City there base camp while traveling on day trips to Mackinac Island, St. Ignace in the Upper Peninsula, and, even traveling the 60 miles north to Sault St. Marie, Michigan to see the amazing boat locks at the Soo which hold huge 1000 feet freighters that are seen from the shores of Mackinaw City.

Don't miss taking your family to this quaint but historical community on your next vacation!

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Insider Tip: If you want a special place to stay in Mackinaw City, MI, we recommend making a reservation at Brigadoon (tel. 231-436-8882), a fantastic Bed and Breakfast located downtown. It is the sister property to Bay View Bed and Breakfast on Mackinac Island.




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