Mackinaw City, MI, USA

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Mackinaw City, MI, USA

Mackinaw City vacation rentals

Big Mac - Mackinaw City has everything from history to hiking

Perched on the very tip on Michigan's Lower Peninsula, Mackinaw City is on the south side of Mackinac Bridge, known locally as Mighty Mac. Get your Michigan adventure off to a great start and book a Mackinaw City vacation rental in the heart of town. Climb the steps up the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse for some incredible views of the bay, explore Fort Michilimackinac, or take a day trip over to Mackinac Island and feast on the famous local fudge. After a busy day, join the locals in their nightly ritual and watch the sun set over Mighty Mac.

Mr Dark Skies - there's a darker side to Mackinaw City

A Mackinaw City vacation rental makes a great base for exploring Lake Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Overlooking Lake Michigan, the charming Mackinaw City is primed for a variety of water-based outdoor pursuits. Go kayaking on the Mackinac Strait, rent a bike and explore the city's many parks, or book 1 of the sightseeing cruises that depart from the waterfront. In the summer, between May and September, the city hosts a variety of free entertainment, including music concerts and fun family shows. After dark, head down to the Headlands International Dark Sky Park for a spot of world-class stargazing.

It's Maritime Museum mayhem in Mackinaw City

Fort Mackinac is one of America's remaining Revolutionary era sites. Overlooking the Straits, it's now a museum and heritage center that hosts fun re-enactments by costumed actors. The Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse is another landmark of the Lower Peninsula. Decommissioned in 1958, it's now a maritime museum and hosts tours of the tower and the lantern room. On a similar maritime theme, the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum is another great draw to the area. Home to the WWII ship, Wackinaw Icebreaker, it's great place for all the family.

Let it snow! Mackinaw becomes a snow globe in winter

Sun, sun, and more sun - unless it's winter of course. Mackinaw City is one of Michigan's most popular destinations during the warm summer months. With bright, sunny days and temperatures hitting the high 80s, the summer months are the peninsula's busiest season for visitors and Mackinaw City vacation rentals get snapped up quickly. In fall, the city is a lot quieter. Temperatures drop and rain becomes a frequent visitor, so pack waterproofs. In winter the mercury drops further still and the peninsula experiences heavy snowfall, which draws a loyal snow sports crowd.

Go on the Strait and narrow - Mackinac Island

Overlooking the rippling Straits of Mackinaw, Mackinaw City is on the far tip of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. The rugged charm of Mackinac Island is a huge draw to the area. Mackinac Island State Park is a historic park that offers spectacular rock formations, miles of nature trails, and scenic forests. Reached by ferry from Mackinaw City, the park is also a magnet for birdwatchers, who come to spot the hawks, waterfowl, and songbirds who call it home. In winter, it has cross-county skiing and snowshoeing trails where you can spot the resident coyote, bobcat, or white-tailed deer.