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 

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 Island State Park

Mackinac Island State Park was established in 1895. For twenty years before that it had been Mackinac National Park, the United States’ second national park. Today, over eighty percent of Mackinac Island is State Park property, and most of this park land remains in its natural condition to be enjoyed. A great variety of historic and natural resources provides something of interest for every Mackinac Island visitor. Historic landmarks, breathtaking vistas, spectacular rock formations, quiet forests and inspiring nature trails are just minutes away. The sites are accessible by foot or bike, rented horse or buggy, sightseeing carriages or horse-drawn taxi.

Mackinac State Historic Parks

Mackinac State Historic Parks is a family of living history museums and nature parks in northern Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac and is an agency within the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Its sites—which are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums—include Fort MackinacMackinac Island State Park, Historic Downtown Mackinac, and The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum on Mackinac Island, and Michilimackinac State Park, Colonial MichilimackinacHistoric Mill Creek Discovery Park, and Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City.

Visit them on the web at https://www.mackinacparks.com.

Colonial Michilimackinac

Treasures from the past come to life at this 18th-century fort and fur trading village. As you walk through the site, you are stepping back in time to 1775, when the American Revolution began. Reconstructed based on historic maps and more than 50 years of archaeological excavations that continue today, Colonial Michilimackinac offers a one-of-a-kind experience from cannon and musket firings to hearth cooking and crafts. Located on the shore of the Straits of Mackinac, visitors can enjoy stunning views of the Mackinac Bridge, the straits, and the Upper Peninsula.

Fort Mackinac

The cannon blasts, the rifles fire, the soldiers march and history comes alive. The oldest building in Michigan and 13 other historical structures boast exhibits explaining everything from military training and battles to medical treatments to family life within the fort.

More than just a military outpost, Fort Mackinac served as a home for soldiers and their families and eventually the headquarters for Mackinac National Park, where tourists to the island visited the great fortress on the bluff, much like they do today.

Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park

Visitors can witness the power of the creek harnessed to cut timber into lumber at one of the oldest industrial sites on the Upper Great Lakes and soar like an eagle on the zip line during the Adventure Tour.

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

A point in the storm and a guiding beacon since 1889, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse helped passing ships navigate through the treacherous waters of the Straits of Mackinac. There’s just as much to see from the top of the tower as inside the original buildings. Authentically restored quarters and exhibits, including the original lens, a movie, Shipwrecks of the Straits, and the Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Museum make this “Castle of the Straits” a true gem of the Great Lakes.

Mackinac Island State Park

Mackinac Island State Park was established in 1895. For twenty years before that it had been Mackinac National Park, the United States’ second national park. Today, over eighty percent of Mackinac Island is State Park property, and most of this park land remains in its natural condition to be enjoyed. A great variety of historic and natural resources provides something of interest for every Mackinac Island visitor. Historic landmarks, breathtaking vistas, spectacular rock formations, quiet forests and inspiring nature trails are just minutes away. The sites are accessible by foot or bike, rented horse or buggy, sightseeing carriages or horse-drawn taxi.

 

P.O. Box 873
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

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