Alice’s Kandy & Korn

In 1951 Alice Jones opened the first candy shop in Mackinaw City beginning a long tradition of excellence in candy making. For years, customers have traveled from throughout the Midwest for Alice’s delicious carmel corn and mouthwatering candies. In 1979, Chuck and Ginny Brew purchased the candy shop from Alice, and in 1983 doubled the shop.

Until her death in January, 1985, Alice was here daily… making sure our candies were every bit as delicious as they were in 1951. In honor of Alice, Chuck and Ginny renamed the shop “Alice’s Kandy & Korn” and pledged to continue Alice’s tradition of creating the finest of confectionary treats.

In 1989, after 38 years in one location, Alice’s moved to a larger building adjacent to the old facility. The move allowed us to expand our product lines and gave us more flexibility. We have been able to add candies and expand our chocolate line.

We invite you to visit us while you’re in Mackinaw City. Watch our candies being made and breathe in the intoxicating aromas. Enjoy our products here and ship some home to friends and family. We’re proud of our tradition of quality and service and look forward to sharing it with you.

512 S. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Apple Tree Inn

MILLION-DOLLAR VIEWS OVER LITTLE TRAVERSE BAY

On your next vacation or business trip to Petoskey, Michigan, enjoy the quiet, private and intimate service that 40 cozy rooms and suites allow for at The Apple Tree Inn “A Boutique Hotel.” With private balconies offering million-dollar views of the sunsets over Little Traverse Bay, our accommodations offer an oh-so-relaxing backdrop for Lake Michigan vacations, romantic escapes and business trips.

915 Spring St.
Petoskey, MI 49770 

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 

BKC Insurance

Over 75 years of putting customer needs first!

BKC Insurance is an independent insurance agency whose goal is to assist you in all your insurance needs. As professionals, we assess your needs and offer you a variety of insurance products to choose from that will help you manage and plan for your potential risks.

We work hard to build a trusted relationship with our customers. Service, whether in response to an insurance claim or just answering general questions, is the most important value we offer.

We are an organization dedicated to our customers and will work hard to find the best insurance for you at a fair price.

220 Water St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721 

Brave Hearts Estate – Operation Injured Soldiers

Brave Hearts Estate is a 238 acre ranch that was donated to Operation Injured Soldiers by a patriot and generous supporter of our injured veterans. Opened in the spring of 2015, the Brave Hearts Estate serves as a retreat destination with a main house, Campfires, signing & s’mores, Hunting, Cable Tv & Board games and a wide variety of nearby adaptive sporting amenities.

Located in the northwestern corner of Michigan, Brave Hearts Estate is nestled just outside the city of Pellston. Veterans & their families can enjoy many nearby attractions:

  • Shop in Petoskey, Harbor Springs & Charlevoix
  • Ski Resorts/Snowmobiling
  • Boat / Swim in Michigan Lakes
  • Visit Mackinaw City & Island
  • 30 Station 3D archery Range on site
  • Sporting clays / hunt Club
  • Scenic Drives
  • Hiking & Biking trails
  • Fishing & Boating

Brave Hearts Estate offers completely free lodging for our veterans and their families. The main house has 8 bedrooms, a dining room, family room, living room, and large fully equipped kitchen and laundry room. The estate is wheelchair accessible on the main floor.

A full time caretaker /manager will be on site 24/7 to support vets and their families.

4171 Ely Rd.
Pellston, MI 49769 

Candy Corner/Windjammer Gifts

Candy Corner is the largest 2 story candy and gift shop on Central Avenue in downtown Mackinaw City, Michigan. Our specialty is homemade candies and confections, including our famous carmel corn, creamy fudge, chocolates, nut brittles, coconut crisp, salt water taffy, and much more.

While enjoying your stay in Mackinaw City, be sure to check out our large assortment of souvenirs, gifts, sweatshirts, t-shirts, toys and our huge selection of collectible tin signs.

If you are a bargain shopper you will definitely want to visit our second floor where you will find a large selection of discounted and clearance items including shirts, sweatshirts, souvenir items, gifts, blankets, toys, and framed art.

Please stop in for a visit, indulge yourself with a sample of our famous homemade fudge, and browse around our beautiful candy & gift shop.

331 E. Central Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Church of the Straits

Traditional Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m.
Nursery Care Provided

The Church of the Straits is a federated church. We are a single congregation, but  both United Methodist and ECO Presbyterian. The Church of the Straits is the only mainline Protestant church in Mackinaw City.

While we are one, single congregation, we support and are supported by both The United Methodist Church and the ECO Presbyterian Church.

We are a body of people committed to Christian unity under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our congregation is made up of people from all different denominations. And because Mackinaw City is a diverse town, we’re made up of people from all different backgrounds as well. Come as you are!

307 N. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Citizens National Bank

Citizens National Bank is a full-service, independent community bank serving eight locations in lower northern Michigan; Cheboygan, Onaway, Mackinaw City, Pellston, Indian River, Alanson, Rogers City and Petoskey. We are the largest, locally-owned bank in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan.

On January 24, 1931 the bank received its charter from the federal Comptroller of the Currency and is entirely owned by the CNB Corporation. Since that time, CNB has served the people and the communities of Cheboygan and over time added seven branch locations; Onaway, Mackinaw City, Pellston, Indian River; Alanson; Rogers City Loan Office in February 2015, and in August 2015, opened a full service branch in downtown Petoskey. In May of 2016, a downtown Drive Thru is opened in Petoskey.

Citizens National Bank is in the same location as when it originally opened doors in Cheboygan. However, through the years the bank has purchased surrounding buildings both to the north and west and incorporated them into the existing structure which continues to house the main office.

Mission Statement

To be the best community bank in Northern Michigan, helping to build strong local economies.

Affiliations

Citizens National Bank is proud to be affiliated with the following Banking Associations.

580 S. Nicolet St.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Coldwell Banker Fairbairn Realty

Fairbairn Realty is an independently owned Coldwell Banker office located at the heart of the Inland Waterway in Alanson Michigan. As a Trusted Name in Northern Michigan, Fairbairn Realty is here to serve all of your real estate needs whether buying or selling.

Specializing in the lakes and rivers which make up the Inland Waterway, Fairbairn Realty agents are experts in Crooked Lake, Pickerel Lake, Burt Lake, Mullett Lake and Crooked River real estate.

Our agents also have a wealth of knowledge regarding Douglas Lake, Paradise Lake, Munro Lake and Lake Michigan & Lake Huron real estate as well!

As Fairbairn Realty belongs to BOTH of the area Multiple Listing Services, our agents have an advantage over the area real estate agencies! What does that mean to you? It means we can access listing information from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron, Burt Lake to Mullett Lake and from Gaylord on north! It also means, twice the exposure for your home listing!

We focus on the areas of Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Alanson, Conway, Oden, Bliss, Levering, Good Hart, Cross Village, Levering, Pellston, Indian River, Topinabee, Carp Lake, Cheboygan and Mackinaw City! (That’s not to say we won’t go further for our clients!)

When you, your friends or family, are thinking real estate, think Fairbairn Realty.

Our agents are here to serve you Ask for – Karie Jeisel, Craig Wilson Jr., Karen Petrimoulx, Paul Fairbairn, Dominic Bragg, James Bell, Jackson Bradley, Jessica Searles and Sue Finley.

7569 US 31 South
Alanson, MI 49706 

Flamingo Motel

Located 2 miles south of Mackinaw City. A/C, heated pool, playground. In-room coffee, microwave, refrig. Clean quiet comfortable country setting. Open all year. Snow trails at your door.

13959 Mackinaw Hwy
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Hamilton Inn Select Beachfront

AAA 3 Diamond. Newest Lakefront hotel within 50′ of Island Ferry, restaurant & lounge, with interior corridors. OPEN ALL YEAR. Free hot breakfast. Next to the ferry boat. Walk to Mackinaw Crossings, Mackinac Bay Trading Co., shopping, dining, city marina & free laser show. 1400′ Sandy beach, private balconies w/lakeview, indoor pool & whirlpool. Elevator. Rooms w/whirlpool tubs. All king & queen beds. C/TV & HBO w/remote. T-1 High speed internet.

701 S, 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 

Holiday Inn Express – At the Bridge

Open All Year. Clean, Comfortable & Affordable! Close to all area attractions. A large indoor heated pool, sauna, hot tub & fitness room. Club suites feature private balcony & fireplace. 100% Smoke-Free lodging. Pet friendly rooms are located on the 1st floor only. Free hot breakfast featuring over 25 fresh & delicious items. Free shuttles to casino & ferries. Free high speed wireless internet. Well-lit interior corridors. Elevator conveniently located near lobby & 24-hour desk staff. Every room has a microwave, minifridge & coffee maker.

364 Louvingny
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Petoskey

Wake up to the sun rising over the scenic treetops of Bear River Valley or a fantastic view of Little Traverse Bay. Across from the brand new 350,000 square foot Odawa Casino! Petoskey is a year-round vacation destination for all. Spring, summer, winter, and fall Petoskey has it all! Relaxing shores of Little Traverse Bay, traveling through the tunnel of trees, or gliding down the slopes of the ski resorts, Northern Michigan provides endless fun.

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites “Valley View” is Petoskey’s newest hotel. 82 luxurious guest rooms & suites nestled into the valley countryside. Play with the kids in the indoor heated pool, cleanse the soul in the sauna, work off the stress in the fitness facility. For the business traveler work has never been more relaxing with high speed wireless internet, banquet/meeting space and business center.

For the extended stay visitor or that something extra ask about our two room, Presidential suite or remarkable 2000sqft Penthouse suite. All luxury suites are equipped with full kitchen, living room, fireplace and Jacuzzi.

Enjoy our complimentary chauffeured limousine service to the Gaslight shopping district, Bay Harbor, fine dining, golfing, skiing, and the Odawa Casino.

1751 US 131 South
Petoskey, MI 49770 

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 

Keyhole Bar & Grill

The Keyhole Bar in Mackinaw City has been around for over 45 years so our collection of keys and locks has grown quite large and are displayed throughout the bar in various and unique ways. Over 25,000 keys cover the walls, bars, and tables. We offer one of the biggest menus in Mackinaw City to help satisfy the varieties of appetites that visit our quaint little town. We serve Burgers, Perch, BBQ Ribs, Whitefish, Walleye, Shrimp, Mexican Food, Wraps, Chicken, Steaks as well as a variety of other Sandwiches, Appetizers, Daily Specials and Homemade Soups. The Keyhole was named the Best Seafood Dive in Michigan by Coastal Living Magazine for 2011. We were also voted “Best Bar In Northern Michigan and Upper Peninsula Regions” by the readers on mLive.com for 2014. We also offer a Kids Menu for the little ones to enjoy with free kid drinks. On tap we have a variety of beers depending on the season. Some of those beers include Bud Light, Miller Lite, Labatt, Pabst, Bell’s Oberon, Fat Tire, Perrin Grapefruit IPA, Perrin IPA, Petoskey Horny Monk, Leinenkugel Summer Shandy, Sam Adams Octoberfest and Cheboygan Brewing Co.Lighthouse Amber Ale. Stop on in and see the uniqueness of keys like you have never seen before. Click the “Like” button on our page so you can keep up on what is going on in Mackinaw City and the Keyhole Bar & Grill! See You Soon!!! 

323 E. Central Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Lighthouse View Motel

Our motel is located on scenic North Huron Avenue directly across from the Mackinaw Point Lighthouse and Lake Shore Park. This beautiful area of Mackinaw City boasts fantastic views of the Straits of Mackinac, Mackinac Island and the Mackinac Bridge. People come from far and wide to enjoy the beach, stroll the lakeside sidewalk or picnic in the park. In the evening watch the spectacular sunsets and the lighting of “Big Mac”.

For the best value of all Mackinaw City Motels or Mackinaw City Hotels call us at 231-436-5304 or click below to make your reservations today!

699 N. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701