Mackinaw City Articles

5 Summer Cruises You Can’t Miss on the Straits of Mackinac

There's so much to see along the Straits of Mackinac, and the best way to experience it all is aboard a Star Line or Shepler's ferry cruise. From...

Go Back in Time at These Mackinac State Historic Parks

Mackinac Island is home to two historic forts: Fort Mackinac and Fort Holmes. A visit to these extraordinarily well-preserved sites is about as...

How to Sip Like a Local: Petoskey Region Wine, Beer & Spirits

Spend a day (or a whole weekend) exploring the Petoskey region, and top off your summer adventures with a cold drink at a hip brewery, winery or...

10 Must-Do Insider Tips for Petoskey & Mackinac Straits

Explore 10 of our favorite ways to get up close and personal with this region of colorful history and bold natural beauty. From the Straits of...

Burt Lake Trail Moves Forward with Route to Mackinaw City

Explore Emmet and Cheboygan counties by foot, bike or hoof, thanks to this scenic trail connecting Burt Lake to Mackinaw City. Featured in the April...

Fire Historic Guns Across the Straits at Colonial Michilimackinac

Imagine it: Colonial Michilimackinac, in Mackinaw City, is emptying out at the end of another big day and you have the place to yourself. You make...


Explore Mackinaw City

Things to Do in Mackinaw City

The Incredible Excavation at Fort Michilimackinac

Keeping the Mighty Mac Bridge Mighty

14 Lighthouses to Check Out in the Mackinac Region

Upcoming Northern Michigan Events

23jun01decPAPERWORK: Exhibition Call-for-Entries(june 23) 1:00 am - (december 1) 12:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI 49636

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04sep(sep 4)9:00 am17dec(dec 17)3:00 pmPaper Constructions: Denise Samuels9:00 am - (december 17) 3:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI 49636

24sep9:00 am5:00 pmSmall Works Holiday Exhibition - Call For Entry9:00 am - 5:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI 49636

Visit Mackinac Island

What's New on Mackinac Island This Summer

Insider's Guide to Mackinac Island (As If You Lived There!)

Mackinaw City Region Outdoors

Mackinaw City Beaches & Parks To Fit Any Mood

Bike Mackinaw City to Petoskey

Mackinaw City Restaurants, Trails, Craft Drinks & More


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Mackinaw City Restaurants and Craft Drink

30 Best Things In the Mackinaw City Region

A Worthy Last Brewery Stop Before the Bridge

Up North Kids

Summer Camps for Kids

These Northern Michigan summer camps embrace a love of the outdoors and the arts.

Endless Summer Family Fun

There are endless opportunities for outdoor fun, so we’ve created this list of 10 healthy and affordable Northern Michigan summer activities to keep your family moving. 

Best Beaches For Kids

We asked our readers to share their favorite spots to take young children to cool off (bonus points for places with playgrounds, restrooms, and picnic tables). These are their picks for best Northern Michigan beaches for kids.

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Traverse City (even on rainy days!)

From exploring the Children's Museum to family-friendly wineries, Traverse City offers endless options for kids and families!

Best Biking For Kids

Sometimes difficult terrain or cars zipping by can make riding too difficult for kids. Read on for our picks of the best Northern Michigan bike trails for kids.

Make It a Day on Mackinac Island

Forts, fudge, biking the island and horse-drawn carriage rides. It's kid heaven...and parents love it, too!

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