Flamingo Motel

Website | Phone: (231) 436-8751

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 

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 Mackinac (Mackinac Island)

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.

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7127 Huron Rd, Mackinac Island, MI 49757

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 

Hamilton Inn Select Beachfront

Website | Phone: (231) 436-5005

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

Website | Phone: (231) 436-7100

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

Website | Phone: (231) 487-0991

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 

Joann’s Fudge

Joan and Frank Nephew opened the first Joann’s Fudge Store on Mackinac Island in 1969 in a building located next to the old McNally Cottage. One year later, a second Joann’s Fudge Store was opened in a historic building in the center of Mackinac Island’s downtown and in 1980 a third location was added in Mackinaw City.

Today, Joann’s Fudge is a third generation family business that continues Joan and Frank’s commitment to providing high quality products. We pride ourselves on the smooth and creamy texture of our fudge. To obtain our world famous taste, our fudge is slowly cooked in traditional copper kettles over a gas flame. Once the desired temperature is reached, the mixture is poured onto marble slabs for a cooling period and then hand paddled into loaves. We only use fresh heavy cream and butter in every batch of fudge and pure ground cocoa beans in all our chocolate flavors. Joann’s Fudge does not contain any preservatives or powdered ingredients.

303 E. Central Ave.
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 

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 

Kilwins Mackinaw City

Welcome to the Kilwins Mackinaw City Central Store.  With friendly service, the world’s best Mackinac Island fudge, our Original Recipe ice cream, and plenty of fresh hand-made in store corns, brittles, The Perfect Caramel Apple and other chocolatey treats Kilwins is a “must-visit” stop on your next to Mackinaw City.  Also check out our Mackinaw City Crossings store just around the corner from us.

226 E. Central Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Lighthouse View Motel

Website | Phone: (231) 436-5304

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 

Mack City Chips

Established in 2018 and located in the Food Court at Mackinaw Crossings Shopping Center. Mack City Chips was founded by Darcy Esterline and Tina Hogoboom, two sisters born and raised in Jackson, Michigan.  After many visits to Mackinaw City the sisters decided it was the perfect place to open their first potato chip store. The idea for a fresh made potato chip store was born out of the love of snacks, and the desire to fill a void in the popular tourist town in northern Michigan. 

Mack City Chips provides handmade potato chips from fresh potatoes cooked on-site with a blend of premium vegetable oils and seasoned with delicious seasonings and unique flavors to tantalize your taste buds. As the sisters like to say “potatoes come in the back door and chips go out the front”.

166 S. Huron Ave.
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 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 City Area Arts Council

Mackinaw City Area Arts Council promotes and encourages participation in and appreciation of the Fine Arts in the Greater Mackinaw City Area. We plan and present art exhibits, educational workshops, programs, activities and performances throughout the entire year.

P.O. Box 113
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Mackinaw City Bible Church

Welcome to the Mackinaw City Bible Church website. If you have ever been to the Mackinaw area, you know that we have been greatly blessed by God’s creative hand. What beauty we enjoy!

For the last 55 years God has allowed this Bible-believing church to proclaim God’s Word. Our music is traditional. We sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs of the past and the present. We preach from the New King James Version.

If you come to Mackinaw City on a Sunday or Wednesday we hope that you will join us in worshipping our Lord Jesus Christ. The object of this church is the ministry of the Word of God for the salvation of souls, the edification of Christians, the world-wide proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the promotion of Godly worship, the defense of the “Faith Once Delivered”, and cooperation with Christian activity.

308 W. Central Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Mackinaw City Medical Clinic

The Mackinac Straits Health System (MSHS) serves the Straits of Mackinac region with local access to high quality health care, including state of the art equipment. MSHS includes a 15-bed critical access hospital in St. Ignace which houses a rural health clinic (St. Ignace Medical Clinic), Emergency Room, Walk-in Clinic, Tribal Health Clinic, outpatient surgery center, six-bed infusion center, and a 48-bed long-term care facility (Evergreen Living Center). Other outpatient services featured at the St. Ignace Campus include radiology, cardiac rehab, and physical therapy, along with a retail pharmacy. Other locations include Bois Blanc Island Medical Center, Mackinaw City Medical Clinic, Mackinaw City Specialty Clinic, Mackinac Island Medical Center, and the Rivertown Medical Clinic in Cheboygan. MSHS is an affiliated partner with the Munson Healthcare System and is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

420 S. Nicolet St.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701