St. Ignace, Michigan

St. Ignace, Michigan, is the perfect home port for adventurers ready to explore the Upper Peninsula. Located at the northern end of the spectacular Mackinac Bridge, this beautiful community is perfectly positioned between two Great Lakes – Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Fishing, kayaking, beachcombing, and walking the city’s Huron Boardwalk are just some of the ways people enjoy the St. Ignace waterfront. The city, with its unique location, is also home to two ferry services that transport visitors to historic Mackinac Island.

Away from the shoreline, there are plenty of unique outdoor spaces worth exploring in the St. Ignace area. Hiawatha National Forest, the North Country National Scenic Trail, and a variety of sea stacks including Castle Rock are just a few examples of what awaits visitors to this incredible location.

With a history spanning 300 years and a Native American heritage honored at a variety of museums and special events, St. Ignace knows how to celebrate its past with an eye on the future.  Other annual events include several car shows, a bridge walk, pond hockey and more.

As the words “home port” suggest, St. Ignace is the perfect jumping off point for exploring the Upper Peninsula. Visitors take a short drive and find themselves at the world-famous Soo Locks, where massive freighters make their way through man-made canals. Lovers of lighthouses can explore three in the span of a day or take a lighthouse tour by boat. And Michigan’s most stunning waterfalls can be found at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, only a scenic, 70-mile drive away.

Even further but still within a day’s drive are Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and beautiful Lake Superior.

With St. Ignace as home base, endless adventures and comfortable lodging await visitors to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Learn more at