The arts council provides opportunities to participate in providing art, entertainment and educational events throughout the community in a variety of locations.
The Mackinac Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac to connect the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan and between the city of St. Ignace on the north end with the village of Mackinaw City on the south.
Wilderness State Park offers visitors a variety of year-round recreational activities within it's over 10,000 acres including 26 miles of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, numerous trails, six rustic cabins, three rustic bunkhouses and over 250 modern campsites.
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 Association of Museums – include Fort Mackinac, Mackinac Island State Park, The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum and Historic Downtown on Mackinac Island, and Colonial Michilimackinac, Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, and Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City.
McGulpin Point Lighthouse is located at The Headlands Dark Sky Park and overlooks the Straits of Mackinac, 2 miles west of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse near the Mackinaw City, Michigan village limit. The area is open to the public and a fantastic family activity when visiting Mackinaw City.
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.
The Marina is a harbor of refuge for transient vessels using the Straits area. Shower and bathroom facilities are available for those docking at the Marina. The Marina lawn provides a gathering place for community events, band concerts, and other such activities.
Mackinaw City offers a variety of parks to host events or just enjoy with your family. Park rentals are available.
The one stop shop to finding the perfect place to stay and all of the adventures to make a memorable stay in Mackinaw City. Located just outside the city limits on US 23, call, email or stop by to plan your visit to Mackinaw City.