If your kids love animals, they’ll love visiting Oswald’s Bear Ranch! It’s the only place where you can pet a bear cub. Do you want to see tigers, otters, hyenas and more up close? Then head GarLyn Zoo Wildlife Park. It’s an intimate family-run zoo with animals from North America, like alligators and porcupines, as well as those from around the world—African lions and ring-tailed lemurs.
St. Ignace is nearby plenty of superb beaches, like the Local Sand Dune Spot in the Hiawatha National Forest with 6 miles of beautiful, sandy beach on Lake Michigan. You’ll find a bunch of other beaches just a short drive away, too!
There’s also American Legion Memorial Park, which has a beach area with a view of Mackinac Island. Picnic tables, a pavilion with tables and grills, a playground and restrooms make it easy to spend the whole day there. Similarly, in downtown St. Ignace on Lake Huron’s Moran Bay, you’ll find sandy Kiwanis Beach with a picnic area and pavilion.
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