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 

Website

989-245-7204

Colonial Michilimackinac (Mackinaw City)

 

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.

Colonial Michilimackinac

102 W Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49770

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 

Website

251-504-1046

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 

Website

231-436-4051

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. Enjoy a climbing wall, stunning vistas, and miles of interpretive hiking trails with fun interactive displays.