Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, Inc.

Experience the History and Charm of Mackinac on your narrated carriage tour of the island!

Prepare yourself for a tour like no other! What you will experience is by far the most enjoyable and authentic way to view the island. Keep in mind there are no set departure times. You will be on the next available carriage once you have purchased your ticket at the ticket office.  Approximate tour time: 1 hour & 45 minutes

We are pet friendly! Small dogs welcome on a lap. Larger dogs may require purchase of a child ticket.

7278 Main St.
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 

Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch

Mission Statement:

Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch conducts scientific studies of hawks and owls migrating through this region of northern Michigan and educates the public about the birds and their migration. We count northward-bound hawks in the spring and survey owls both spring and fall, recording and reporting the data for free professional and public access.

Goals:

  • to promote and conduct scientific research on the numbers and timing of migration of birds of prey and associated migrants in the Straits of Mackinac region of Michigan;
  • to educate the public about birds of prey and about the importance of the Straits of Mackinac as a migratory pathway;
  • to aid in conserving and protecting the resting and feeding stop-over habitat for birds of prey in the Straits of Mackinac region.

6750 Island View Rd
Harbor Springs, MI 49740 

Mackinac Wheels

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!

6929 Main St.
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 

Mackinaw Area Historical Society/Heritage Village

In partnership with the Village of Mackinaw City, the Mackinaw Area Historical Society is well underway in their development of Heritage Village.  On approximately 143 acres of land just west of Mackinaw City, visitors can enjoy discovery trails, historic buildings, a covered pavilion, a restored log home, a sawmill and much more. Heritage Village’s period is from 1880 through 1917, a time of unparalleled changes in lighting, transportation, communication, housing, health care and nearly every other aspect of Straits-area living. It also reflects an era from which a precious few buildings are still standing, and stories told by parents, grandparents and great grandparents abound.

The Mackinaw Area Historical Society offers lively local monthly programs featuring informative presentations on historically significant topics. ​

1425 W. Central Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Mackinaw Club

The Mackinaw Club winds through 310 acres of natural wetlands and streams, along mature forests and rolling meadows. The 6,807 yard long design finishes each hole with elevated greens with manicured bent grass greens. The course is designed for players of all ages and abilities.

11891 Mackinaw Hwy.
Carp Lake, MI 49718 

Mackinaw Mall – General Store

We have a variety of liquors, beer and wine, fishing, camping , swimming, gifts, smoked fish, fudge, caramel corn and taffy. If you forgot it we have it.

14965 N. Mackinaw Hwy.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Mackinaw Manor Haunted Mansion

Mackinaw Manor Haunted Mansion is a fully automated haunted house, using the latest in animatronics, special effects and state of the art sound technology creating a frighteningly haunting experience for you and your friends.

114 S. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Mackinaw Reception & Conference Center

Whether you’ve been planning your celebration for years or just months, Mackinaw Reception and Conference Center is the perfect location for your event in the Straits area. Opened in 2005, our facility is open all year and can accommodate both small and large groups.

The Mackinaw Reception and Conference Center is an ideal location for many events, including wedding celebrations, reunions, corporate meetings, holiday parties, fundraisers, community events, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, and graduation parties.

Be sure to browse our web site for detailed information regarding our facility, amenities, and rental policies. Questions? Please contact us by telephone at (231)-436-5247 or (231)-436-5561 or by e-mailing us at info@mackinawcityreceptioncenter.com.

We look forward to working with you as you plan your upcoming event!

600 W. Central Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Mackinaw Woman’s Club

The Mackinaw Woman’s Club is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax exempt charitable organization registered with the State of Michigan. We donate to local organizations which promote education, literary, music, art, cultural, and similar endeavors as part of our philanthropic program. Some of these groups include: the Music in Mackinaw Program, the Cheboygan Arts Council, the High School’s “Closeup” Project, the Ex Libris books to the Mackinaw Area Public Library, and the Cheboygan Opera House, which presents professional stage productions for elementary students from pre-K through the 5th and 6th grades.

310 E. Jamet St.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Mama Mia’s Pizzeria

Family fun with delicious pizza, an arcade, and of course home of the free Mackinaw Bridge Museum.

231 E. Central Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

McGulpin Point Lighthouse

We welcome tens of thousands of visitors to our site each year, and we enjoy talking with you all
and telling you about the rich history of McGulpin Point!
Admission is $3/person. Children under 5 years of age are free.

500 Headlands Dr.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Michilimackinac Historical Society

In 2003 a committee was formed by the Mackinac County Economic Development Commission to study the impact of history and historic sites on the local economy.  The members of that committee were Jim North, Mark Mercer, Cheryl Schlehuber, and Jennifer McGraw.

Word spread of the committee’s work and there was a great deal of interest.  Soon the committee members included those above and Wes Mauer, Barbara Brown, Ollie Boynton, Don McKinnon, Keith Massaway, Cynthia Oliver, Paul Grondin, and Gary Caulkins.  Others asked to join.

It was determined that there was enough interest to reinstate the corporate status of the Michilimackinac Historical Society which had disbanded in the 1980s.  Keith Massaway undertook that project.

In the fall of 2004 the first membership meeting was held and over 80 people attended.  Soon after the group held it’s first election and Keith Massaway became the first president.  Initial goals included creating a repository for artifacts and documents and finding some way to save the Fort de Buade Museum.

Projects to date have been numerous besides the Fort de Buade which is our shining star.  Those projects include writing and publishing the St. Ignace Historical Walking Tour booklet, publishing 2 books – The Company and the Community by Patricia McCreary and the Reminiscences of David Corp, various educational programs including walking tours and cemetery tours, donating books to the St. Ignace library to fill out their Michigan history section, sponsoring genealogy workshops, education on Native American culture, and book signings,  researching and gathering oral histories and genealogy, collecting historic photos, and a general exchange of historical information and brainstorming on how to better educate the community and visitors to the community about this information.

Our future goals include Chief Dock restoration, converting space at the museum for a family history room, and preparing a history of the outlying areas of St. Ignace.

334 E. State St.
St. Ignace, MI 49781 

Mystery Spot

Story of the Saint Ignace Mystery Spot

In the early 1950’s, 3 surveyors named Clarence, Fred and McCray came from California to explore the Upper Peninsula. They stumbled across an area of land where their surveying equipment didn’t seem to work properly. For instance, no matter how many times they tried to level their tripod, through the use of a plum-bob or level, the plum-bob would always be drawn far to the east, even as the level was reading level. As they continued their research of this land, they noticed a constant feeling of being light-headed. Later, realizing their queasiness and problems with the surveying equipment only occurred in an area about 300 feet in diameter, they felt they had discovered a “Mystery Spot”!

Voted Michigan’s No.1 unusual attraction by readers of Michigan Living Magazine (AAA). You will experience optical contradictions and physical sensations that are hard to believe. These phenomenal “happenings” can be photographed. It’s a barrel of fun for the entire family. See for yourself why most of our 2 million visitors return year after year. We have ample car and trailer parking, clean restrooms. Besides the guided tours of the world-famous Mystery Spot, we also have 2 great Ziplines, a Human Maze, and a custom designed 18-hole putt putt golf course.

We also have a very unique gift shop offering souvenirs found no where else in the world! Don’t forget to check out our brand new Mystery Spot Souvenir Photo Booth just outside the gift shop!

N916 Martin Lake Rd.
St. Ignace, MI 49781 

Mystery Town U.S.A.

Unlock an adventure to another dimension where mysterious worlds are explored and fun becomes reality… Rotating realms and underwater passages lead you to the beyond where space and time are not what they seem.  Unlock the mystery, Open your Mind, Believe the Fun!

This exciting new adventure powered by Oak Island Creative, brings 20 years of entertaining expertise to a unique family adventure that ignites the imagination!

Take a journey through some of the most well-known mysteries of the world where you will discover why they have sparked the interest of young and old for centuries. As a throwback to the vintage-Roadside America, Mystery Town, USA™, is sure to take you on an up-close exploration through some of the world’s most fascinating mysteries.

The adventure lives on in our “Mystery Market™.” This immersive retail experience combines the excitement of the mysteries with the fun of your imagination. Sip an alien Slime Lime soda as you browse our unique collection of mystery inspired memorabilia. There is something for every mystery lover at the “Mystery Market™”!

200 S. Nicolet St.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

North Shore Sport Fishing Charters

North Shore Fishing Charters is located in St. Ignace, MI and is owned and operated by commercially licensed Captain Chris Becker. Chris specializes in Trout and Salmon Fishing on the Straits of Mackinac within view of beautiful Mackinac Island and the famous Mackinac Bridge. Prices are extremely competitive at North Shore Charters,  and we offer full-day and half-day trips.

1148 Hombach
St. Ignace, MI 49781 

Odawa Casino Mackinaw

Odawa Casino –  Mackinaw City location at 1080 S. Nicolet Street in Mackinaw City features 120 machines. Come in and find your lucky machine seven days a week. Effective January 15, 2018, guests must be 21 or older in order to game at Odawa Casino Mackinaw City.
The Winter hours at the Mackinaw location are:
Sunday – Thursday 11am – 7pm 
Friday – Saturday 11am – 9pm

1080 S. Nicolet St.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Odawa Casino Petoskey

Odawa Casino –  Petoskey location delivers Vegas-style gaming in the heart of Northern Michigan. With more than 50,000 square feet to welcome players of every skill level, you’ll be sure to feel the pure excitement and warm hospitality here. Take a seat at your favorite table or slot machine! At Odawa Casino Petoskey, everything comes together to enhance the player experience for those 19 and over.

1760 Lears Road
Petoskey, MI 49770 

Original Mackinaw Bridge Museum

Located above MaMa Mia’s Restaurant, the Mackinaw Bridge Museum was created by the restaurant’s owner, J. C. Stilwell, who was one of the Ironworkers who built the Mighty Mac – The Mackinac Bridge. The museum began when JC purchased a spinning wheel (used to build the massive Mackinac Bridge cables on the spot) and a copy of a movie about the building of the bridge. Ironworkers from around the country began donating items to the museum, including a diving suit, documents, photographs, and many tools and parts used during the construction of the Mackinac Bridge.

231 E. Central Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Oswald’s Bear Ranch

Bring the family to see Oswald’s Bear Ranch! This complex is the largest (bear only) Bear Ranch in the entire United States of America. Since opening to the public in 1997, Oswald’s Bear Ranch as grown tremendously over the years. We now have 29 bears, 2 huge habitats (1/2 and 1/3 mile perimeter) and 2 smaller habitats (1/4 mile perimeter each). The yearling bears have a wonderful waterfall within their habitat. Oswald’s Bear Ranch is one of the top ten family friendly Upper Michigan Attractions that is affordable and fun.

Located just 20 minutes south of Tahquamenon Falls, or from Newberry go 4 miles north on M-123 towards Tahquamenon Falls. Turn left at 4 Mile Corner (Deer Park Rd., Muskallonge Lake, H-37 H-407). Then it’s 4 1/2 more miles to see the home of Tyson Bear (died July 2, 2000) certified weight of 880 lbs. The Largest Black Bear in the U.S. and possibly the World.

Oswald’s Bear Ranch has 4 habitats that allow visitors to explore the perimeters and view these great live roaming bears. Platforms allow visitors to have a barrier free view of the bears. This is a great place to bring the family.

Open the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend through Sept. 30th
(Closed from Oct 1st until Memorial Day weekend)
Hours: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. After Labor Day, hours are from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Admission: $20 per vehicle or $10 for lone traveler.

Oswald's Bear Ranch


Newberry, MI 49868 US

Paradise Lake Association

Paradise Lake Association was created as a non-profit organization in 1973 to preserve and protect the natural  environment of Paradise Lake and its surrounding watershed and to strengthen the community in which we live.

Community involvement and preservation of our natural surroundings are core principals  of the association.  And today, after more than 40 years of working tirelessly on behalf of the community,  the association still maintains a leadership role in spearheading conservation efforts in the community.

P.O. Box 2
Carp Lake, MI 49718 

Pharaohs Family Fun Center

This Egyptian themed fun center features miniature bowling, a laser maze, shooting gallery, billiards, arcade and much more. Welcoming your family for a fun filled experience.

328 S. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701