Adrenaline Falls Zipline

Feel the adrenaline soar as you glide through the air on two ziplines! The ziplines coast above a landscape filled with waterfalls and lush scenery. Located right above Starbucks in downtown Mackinaw City at the corner of Huron and Crossings Dr.

304 S. Huron Ave.

Mackinaw City , MI 49701 

Audie’s Restaurant

Audie’s Restaurant has been owned and operated by the Jaggi Family since 1974 and a local favorite since the Bridge was built. Edgar was working as a Chef at Boyne Highlands when his good friend Bill Shepler dropped in, excited to take him for a drive to see the perfect place for the Jaggi’s to turn their dream of owning their own restaurant into reality. It didn’t take long for them to decide that they wanted to purchase “Downing’s” and make it their own.

The Jaggi Family moved in (literally, with 5 kids living in the back of the restaurant) and the rest is history! Edgar and Audrey have since retired, and with son Nick at the helm we do things pretty much the same way we did back then. Our baker, Cheryl, bakes the breads, dinner rolls, desserts and pies. Chef Nick oversees the kitchen where Dwayne makes our homemade soups and sauces, we grind our own beef for burgers, slow roast the Prime Rib and create the daily specials.

Today, you might find the third generation of the Jaggi family at the front door, welcoming you in or perhaps in the kitchen, following in the footsteps of their father and grandfather.

Here at Audie’s, hospitality is a family tradition.

314 N. Nicolet St.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Biere de Mac Brew Works

OUR HISTORY

But behind every awesome group of people (which we are) and behind every stellar pint of beer (which we have) is a good story (3 for3!) The Ranville family initially settled on Mackinac Island several hundred years ago, along with French explorers, traders, voyagers, and a bunch of other cool, adventuresome lads and ladies.

We then moved to the mainland, and operated a fishing business in the area where the state docks are now located along the Mackinaw City waterfront. Good times were had, outlandish shenanigans took place, and our happy family grew happier. There’s a lot more to tell, but they are stories better shared over a pint of good brew. We choose to spell Biere the French way as a nod to our ancestors, who settled in the most beautiful place on the planet, and facilitated the opportunities that got us to where we are, which is a pretty amazing place to be!

Don’t be fooled by that fancy spelling, though; we won’t correct you on the pronunciation because we aren’t even sure if we say it right. Good beer and good food. That’s all we care about. Stop in some time, grab a pint (or, you know, realistically more than one) and enjoy! Cheers!

14277 Mackinaw Hwy.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Bridge Vista Beach Hotel & Convention Center & Waterpark

Northern Michigan’s premier hotel and convention center, with Mackinaw City’s largest indoor water park. Enjoy the incredible views right from your own private balcony or relax on our sugar sand beaches. With 98 rooms and suites we are sure to have the accommodations that you are looking for. Our hot breakfast buffet is served complimentary each morning right in our own bridge view restaurant.

1027 S. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Chasin’ Tail Charters

Captain John Roby has been an avid fisherman for over 40 years. He has fished inland lakes as well as the Great Lakes for decades. John has taken many a crew out on successful fishing expeditions for years. After much coaxing from family and friends John decided to officially get his captains license and start a Mackinaw Charter Fishing Service in 2013.
We offer Fishing Charters out of Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island, Cheboygan, St. Ignace Michigan and Charter Fishing in all of Northern Lake Huron.

Come spend a day of Sport Fishing on beautiful Lake Huron and the Mackinaw Straits aboard one of our fully rigged charter boats. We fish May through October out of the port of Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island, St, Ignace and Cheboygan, the premiere ports on Upper Lake Huron. What you can expect on the trip is a friendly Crew, that includes a knowledgeable, experienced, licensed Captain and First Mate who will work hard to safely put you on fish. Our lake Huron Charter Boats are licensed to carry up to 6 passengers and are fully equipped with all the necessary safety gear, latest high-end electronics and fishing equipment/tackle. Charter boats also have private on board restrooms. Let us handle all the labor while you sit back and fight the fish of a lifetime. Most of our trips we target Chinook “King” Salmon, which can reach the 30# mark. These fish are hard fighting and don’t give up easy. As a bonus on many trips we will boat SteelheadCoho SalmonLake Trout and Brown Trout. Lake Huron fishing charters are perfect for all, from young to old and from first timers to seasoned anglers. Looking for a new corporate activity or Bachelor/ Bachelorette Party? We offer multiple boats to accommodate parties of all sizes.

  • Captains are U.S. Coast Guard licensed and First Aid/CPR certified
  • All Boats are insured and inspected by Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

107 S. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City Municipal Marina
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Cheboygan Opera House

History of the Opera House

The Opera House, originally constructed in 1877, played an important role in the history of the colorful lumbering era in Northern Michigan. Twice ravaged by fires and rebuilt in 1888 and 1903, the facility now harmoniously houses its original combination of City Hall, Police Department, Fire Department and the 582 seat Opera House. In 1984, after having been closed for some twenty years, the elegantly restored Opera House re-opened its doors to the public once more. Managed by the Cheboygan Area Arts Council, with the support of The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, this acoustically superb, Victorian theatre has become the focal point for entertainment and the performing arts in the Straits of Mackinaw area and beyond.

Cheboygan Area Arts Council Mission Statement

The Mission of the Cheboygan Area Arts Council is to promote and encourage cultural and educational activities within the Straits Area of Northern Michigan, and to provide services that stimulate and encourage participation and appreciation of the arts within all segments of the community.

403 N. Main St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721 

Crown Choice Inn & Suites Lakeview & Waterpark

AAA 3 Diamond. New in 2015. Large hot breakfast bar, over 50′. Free Broadband Internet. 100 feet from Mackinac Island Ferry. Mackinaw’s largest indoor waterpark, 72,000 gallon 84° indoor/outdoor pools, 2 oversized whirlpools (inside and out), sauna, waterslides, 500 gallon tipping bucket, water cannons, and many other attractions. Breakfast, exercise and game rooms. Walk to downtown shopping, Mackinaw Crossing Mall, Mackinac Bay Trading Co., dining & ferry. Interior corridors, extra large suites 2/kitchenettes & whirlpools, elevator. King & Queen beds. Most rooms w/2 large LCD screen TV’s. Suites for the price of rooms. Discounts for ferries, attractions, fudge and restaurants, including historic Dixie Saloon.

720 S. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

E.U.P. Fishing Charters

Join us for a relaxing and exciting day of fishing on the gin clear waters of the Straits of Mackinac. Fish in CALM waters within view of Mackinac Island and the world famous Mackinac Bridge. For fishing and beautiful scenery, the Straits of Mackinac is probably one of the best kept secrets on the Great Lakes. Osprey VI is our 30′ Tiara (with dual 350 h.p. engines) sport fishing boat with a hardtop, cuddly cabin and a clean private bathroom. Osprey VI is fully equipped with the latest electronics, radar and fishing gear and is inspected annually by the Michigan DNR. Call 251-504-1046 to schedule your trip today!

314 Murray St.
St. Ignace, MI 49781 

Fairview Beachfront Inn & Waterpark

Open May 15, 2009. Our New Kids Spray Water Park is Free to all our guests. (Your Kids will just love it!), exclusively for our guests. 200 feet of sandy, private beach. Campfires on the Beach! One of few hotels in Mackinaw with ALL amenities on site! FREE Wireless Internet in Lobby & Breakfast Room. All Guestrooms have either King or Queen size beds. We have both Deluxe Beachfront & Economical Non-beachfront Rooms. All Rooms come standard with Refrigerator / Hair Dryers. Lakefront Guestrooms have french door opening onto private balconies with views of the Island, and the bay. FREE, Expanded Continental Breakfast Features Fresh Hot Waffles! All rooms here are NON-SMOKING.

907 S. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Fort Gift Shop & Candy Kitchen/Minning Company

 The Fort Gift Shop and Candy Kitchen has been in the same family since 1961.  George and Katherine Stemkoski started their business on this corner as a Hot Dog stand at the same time Fort Michillmackinac opened accross the street.  The business looked promising, so they soon built a building that included a full service restaurant and a nice size gift shop.  Also, the upstairs featured a large 3 bedroom home with a view of the Mackinac Bridge.  After working the business for 10 years, the view of the bridge from the upstairs was soon to be seen by many tourist.
   

400 Louvingny
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Fort Michilimackinac Pageant, Inc.

The longest running free Memorial Day historical program in U.S. takes places for the 50th year in Mackinaw City: the Fort Michilimackinac Historical Reenactment Pageant. More than 400 cast members taking part in the three-day pageant that brings to life the 1763 Fort Michilimackinac battle between the French, British, and Native Americans.

The cast members are clad in period costumes and demonstrate the way of life for residents of Northern Michigan in the 1760s. A highlight of the weekend is the Memorial Day period through the streets of Mackinaw City that includes more than 100 band, acts, and floats.

P.O. Box 312
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

G-Man Entertainment

Providing sound for parades, meetings, events, music and Master of Ceremonies.

P.O. Box 391
Cheboygan, MI 49721 

Great Lakes Bear Factory

Friends are born here!

Come design, stuff, dress, and name your new pal. There is a wide variety of animals and outfits to select from, and fun in every step! Be prepared to create some great memories.

Call us or stop in today.

198 S. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association

Originally consisting of an informal gathering of retired lighthouse keepers, their families and friends, the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association (GLLKA) was officially incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1983, making it one of the nation’s longest-lived lighthouse preservation groups.

With a mission statement calling for “the preservation of lighthouses, the stories of those who kept them, and developing a new generation of preservationists”, the Association’s second President Dick Moehl realized the group needed to find a lighthouse to restore in order to fully bring its mission to reality.

Finding the abandoned 1873 St. Helena Island light station to be in deplorable condition, the group set its sights on adopting and restoring the abandoned relic. The United States Coast Guard had removed the lantern and most of the dwelling roof was missing. Vandals had broken into the structure and had torn out the windows, doors, stairs, interior trim and anything else which could be removed.

Over the ensuing years, the entire lighthouse complex has been lovingly restored, including the installation of a new wood shingle roof, rebuilding of the boat house and assistant keepers dwelling, installation of new lantern and chimney, and the replacement of thousands of bricks in the tower. Perhaps most amazingly, as a result of shallow waters which surround the island, all of the volunteers and materials have to be transferred to the island in small inflatable boat. Over the years, 21 Boy Scouts have successfully undertaken Eagle Scout Service Projects and Girl Scouts have earned 3 Gold and 5 Silver awards for their work on the island.

707 N. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Headlands, The, an International Dark Sky Park

The Headlands was established in the late 1950s when Roger McCormick hired a helicopter and dropped 50lb. sacks of flour to mark the boundaries of a property he desired to purchase.

The Park contains approximately 550 acres of pristine woodlands, more than two miles of undeveloped Lake Michigan shoreline and many species of rare and endangered plant life. Visitors to the Headlands may experience sightings of the many wild animals native to the area including: bald eagles, osprey, white tail deer, wild turkeys, coyotes and occasionally a black bear. Marked nature trails guide hikers, bicyclists, cross-country skiers, and nature photographers to experience the park throughout the changing seasons.

The Headlands offers two facilities for rental by the public. The Guest House provides accommodations for 22 people in four bedrooms on three levels. There are 3 floors with 3 full baths (one per floor), a complete kitchen and a conference area. Linens are provided. the Waterfront Event Center is available for rent as well, with information available on the “About” tab.

The vision and cooperation of the following organizations and government units made this property available to the public: The McCormick Foundation, The Village of Mackinaw City, Emmet County, The Schott Foundation, The Little Traverse Conservancy, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Becoming an International Dark Sky Park

The Headlands became one of the first 10 International Dark Sky Parks in the world in 2011, a prestigious designation bestowed by the International Dark Sky Association in Tucson, Arizona, after a rigorous application and review process. What it means in a nutshell? The Headlands will stay dark and protected, forever, thanks to a commitment by the Emmet County Board of Commissioners.

7725 E. Wilderness Park Dr.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.

The United States Coast Guard Cutter MACKINAW WAGB-83 was built as part of the war effort during World War II to meet the heavy demands placed on industry for an increase in production of war materials. Tremendous increases in the movement of iron ore, limestone and coal for the nation’s steel mills were particularly necessary. In order to keep tonnage on the move into the winter months an icebreaker was needed. Congress authorized construction of MACKINAW on December 17, 1941, ten days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Funds were provided from a Special Presidential Fund used to expedite desirable projects.

MACKINAW was built in Toledo, Ohio at a cost of ten million dollars. The keel was laid on March 20th, 1943 at the Toledo Shipbuilding Company, which had won the contract. Various delays in completion involved such heavy penalties that the firm was forced into bankruptcy and the contract was taken over by the American Shipbuilding and Dry-dock Company. The hull was launched March 4th, 1944 and MACKINAW was commissioned on December 30th, 1944. Cheboygan remained her home port her entire life.

131 S. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Ironworkers Walk of Fame

The Village of Mackinaw City, MI welcomes you to participate in the Ironworkers Walk of Fame project. This extraordinary tribute commemorates and celebrates the legends and stories of Ironworkers and Mackinac Bridgemen from North America. Specially designed and engraved bricks are imbedded in the sidewalks adjacent to a monument area on North Huron Avenue.

The first phase of the monument, designed and crafted by renowned iron sculptor Thomas Moran was unveiled at the 1st Annual Ironworkers Walk of Fame inductee event. The monument has four components. A 25ft globe represents the “We Build the World” creed of the Ironworker profession. The spokes of the globe are made of I beams. The Ironworker characters, 2 men and 1 woman, are 7ft tall and constructed out of ironworker tools and components.

The monument is being built in stages. The 1st stage, unveiled in August of 2010, is that of an ironworker throwing a rivet. This figure was made out of over 3000 ironworker tools donated by ironworkers from across the USA and Canada. Over 160 Ironworkers were inducted into the Ironworkers Walk of Fame on August 13, 2010.

N. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Jack Pine Lumberjack Shows

Nine-Time World Champion Logroller, Dan McDonough continues to bring you the finest in competitive lumberjack shows. The best in family entertainment featuring world-class competitive lumberjacks.

Shows at Jack Pine Lumberjack Shows are approximately an hour long, delivered in a competition format, in which the audience is divided up into two rival logging camps, each camp cheering for their lumberjack.

It demostrates the turn of the century skills of the lumberjack including chopping, sawing, axe throwing,
cross-cut sawing and logrolling. In addition to the competition, there is also a chain saw carving demonstration.

The show educates the audience in the rich history of Michigan’s logging past. It is fast paced, up-beat and keeps the audience involved. The lumberjack show is appreciated by audience members
of all ages from 2-102.

10510 W. US 23 Hwy.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Kewadin Shores Casino

Kewadin Casinos with locations in Sault Ste. Marie, St. Ignace, Manistique, Christmas, and Hessel, offers premium entertainment in the beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula- 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Kewadin offers a variety of on-site amenities, entertainment venues, dining options, convention facilities, and exciting Las Vegas style gaming action, including more than 2,000 slots, and your favorite table games, including Poker, Keno, Craps, Blackjack, Let it Ride, and Roulette.
We invite you to explore all five Kewadin Casinos!

3015 Mackinac Trail
St. Ignace, MI 49781 

Legs Inn

Located in historic Cross Village, Michigan, Legs Inn is a “monument to nature.” Built on a high bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, it is unique and mysterious as seen in its architecture and decor. The fantasy-like atmosphere of this medieval looking stone, timber and driftwood landmark was created by one man, Polish immigrant, Stanley Smolak. He fell in love with Northern Michigan and its people, many of them Ottawa and Chippewa Indians and decided to settle in Cross Village in 1921.

A blend of Old World European and Indian cultures creates a memorable atmosphere. The entry foyer, tavern, game and dining rooms are all filled with an intriguing collection of nature and hand carved furniture — whimsical creations made of tree stumps, twisted limbs and roots, driftwood sculptures and massive fieldstone fireplaces.

Authentic Polish cuisine is our specialty, but delicious American dishes, including local fresh Whitefish, are also served. The Smolak family and staff are dedicated to making your visit to Legs Inn an unforgettable experience, which will have you returning often with family and friends throughout the years.

Throughout the decades Legs Inn has become a famous family destination and restaurant. It has been acknowledged and praised by major magazines, TV broadcasters, newspapers, travel-related web sites, tour guides and guests from across the country and around the world. We look forward to your visit.

6425 Lakeside Dr.
Cross Village, MI 49723 

Lighthouse Restaurant

At the Lighthouse Restaurant in Mackinaw City, we pride ourselves on bringing you delicious food using only the freshest ingredients. Our specialities are fresh whitefish and seafood hand picked daily from local fisheries, and we are known for our fresh lobster directly from the tank.

We are located at the corner of South Huron and Lake Street, right across from the Hamilton Inn Select Beachfront. We look forward to seeing you!

618 S. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Lion’s Club of Mackinaw City

The Lions Club of Mackinaw City was chartered September 16, 1947.  We currently have 41 members and are always looking for men and women interested in serving their community and beyond.  The Lions Motto “WE SERVE” is indeed alive and well in Mackinaw City.  When you visit our beloved community take a minute and listen to the “Roar” of  The Lions Club of Mackinaw City.

The Lions Club of Mackinaw City meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 6:00 pm at The Lion Dan Russell Building located at 205 Cedar Street.  We are a very friendly club and eagerly look forward to any visiting Lions wishing to attend our meetings.

P.O. Box 760
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Mackinac Bike Barn

Owner Jim Fisher lives, eats and sleeps bicycles. This Mackinac local knows practically every square inch of the Mackinac Island State Park and as an involved participant in the competitive world of Michigan cross country mountain bike racing, he enjoys sharing his love of biking with family and friends on this beautiful freshwater gem we call home.

In 2005 Jim decided Mackinac Island needed a higher quality alternative when it came to bike rental and repair. His love of hard work compliments his ethics as a business owner, constantly striving to do the right thing…at any cost. Jim’s differentiating plan began with renting and selling quality bikes while providing a top-notch repair shop and a well-stocked store known for fair pricing. This winning combination has pleased consumers since opening day and has enabled us to open the Mackinac Bike Barn in 2012!

Our businesses are continually staffed by year-round island residents, providing you with incomparable bike and Mackinac knowledge! Stop by today and allow us to welcome you into a knowledgeable, friendly bike-loving environment!

7411 Main St.
Mackinac Island, MI 49757