Take in the beautiful vista of the Mackinac Bridge, the north entrance to the Heritage Route. Spend the day at the 100+ shops in Mackinaw City. Bike on the 62-mile North Central State Trail past sparkling inland lakes and along the Lake Huron shoreline. Float down the 38-mile inland waterway from Lake Huron to Crooked Lake.
December 2, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
The Parade of Lights on Main Street comes alive with the lights of the Holiday season. Watch the many colorful floats, marching groups, and listen to the seasonal songs as they meander down Main Street. Children will beam with excitement as they watch for Santa Claus and his sleigh. This is not an event to miss!
North Star has been a trusted name in the Christmas Tree industry for 75 years. We are family owned and operated and love nothing more than family traditions! We encourage families to start or continue the tradition of choosing and cutting a real Christmas tree.
Have you and your family been searching for things to do in Northern Michigan? Look no further! Nautical North Family Adventures offers a wide variety of options to get you out on the water, having fun, learning history and enjoying the natural beauty that defines our area.
May through October!
Enjoy the stunning views of our area on our professionally guided shipwreck tour! Take our cruise down the Cheboygan River, under the drawbridge, and past three lighthouses. From there we cruise into Lake Huron around the 14′ Shoal Light and into Duncan Bay over three shallow water shipwrecks.
The Indian River Chamber of Commerce is organized for the purpose of encouraging economic development, while promoting and preserving our natural resources; fostering integrity, good faith, and equitable principles in business.
2023 Dates: TBA
Christmas in Mackinaw is a magical event each holiday season. A Victorian Christmas in Mackinaw will be celebrated. Events will take place beginning at McGulpin Point Lighthouse and ending in Heritage Chapel in Heritage Village, both located about three miles west of Mackinaw City.
August 5 - 12, 2023
Each year the Cheboygan County Fair hosts over 25,000 guests from all over the region during an eight day period. This results in significant economic gains for the local economy and presents exceptional opportunities for both IR young and old to enjoy and participate in the magic a great county fair.
Whether it's a Christmas Tree that becomes part of your family holiday tradition, or a new addition to your landscaping and homestead, Stempky Nursery pride ourselves on quality work, healthy trees, customer service and an unrivaled Northern Michigan work ethic.
Garden Bay Winery is one of just a handful of Upper Peninsula wineries (located on the beautiful Garden Peninsula). Our goal is simply to produce small batches of delicious wines from Michigan fruit. Find us in Mackinaw City or Munising.
Baymont Inn & Suites in Mackinaw City was renovated in 2011, this beautiful hotel is perfect for any traveler in the Mackinaw City area looking for comfort and convenience. Treat yourself in the morning with a complimentary continental breakfast, including coffee or tea to help you wake up.
Challenges you to learn about our northern wildlife while playing miniature golf and having great family fun! Match up any 12 animals with their tracks on the hole marker and you WIN a FREE game! At the legendary Straits of Mackinac next to Traverse Bay Woolen Company.