If you are attending the National Cherry Festival this year, why not top off the celebration with a trip to historic St. Ignace. Cross the mighty Mackinac Bridge, explore the Straits of Mackinac and experience the sights and sounds of a Mackinac getaway.

Make St. Ignace your home port and enjoy affordable lodgings, unique dining opportunities and a wide selection of activities and attractions for the whole family. St. Ignace is the cherry on top your National Cherry Festival sundae.

Golf Course 1

Outdoor Sports

Spend the morning golfing or fishing, then try new sports like parasailing or diving. For an offroad family adventure, rent ATVs.

Marina 2Northern History

Learn about the history of the area at local museums and historic sites. For a guided experience, take a historic walking tour, sightseeing tour or a Glass Bottom Boat Shipwreck Cruise.

Mystery Spot 1

Natural Attractions

Get the family moving on the North Country Trail, see stunning views atop Castle Rock, hike Hiawatha National Forest and Horseshoe Bay Wilderness Preserve, and defy gravity at the Mystery Spot!

Across the Water – Mackinac Island

Enjoy a relaxing day trip to beautiful Mackinac Island. Arnold, Star Line, and Shepler’s ferries depart from St. Ignace docks daily.

St Ignace Crisp Pt Light

Down the Road

Explore the natural beauty of the Upper Peninsula at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Seney National Wildlife Refuge, and Tahquamenon Falls. Then marvel at the man-made beauty of the Soo Locks, area lighthouses, and the Great Lakes Ship Wreck Museum.


Night Life

Get spooked on the historic, ghostly Twilight Walking Tour, try your luck at Kewadin Shores Casino, watch the sky come alive on a Sunset and Fireworks Cruise, and watch outdoor Movies By the Bay. On Saturdays, street vendors, musicians, and street theater favorites like Tommy Tropic and Busker-mania come out for Saturday Night Live.

Bayside Music

Summer Events

Throughout July and August, enjoy weekly events for the whole family. Check out the events calendar for details!

All photos by Jim Hopper

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Photo(s) by Jim Hopper