St. Ignace & Upper Peninsula Attractions

There is never enough time for all that is "Up North Michigan" with unsurpassed natural beauty and phenomenons in one of the most visited regions of the world. Just over the Mackinac Bridge discover quaint and historical St. Ignace, one of America’s oldest cities and Great Lakes connection to world-renowned Mackinac Island. This is the perfect location to begin discovering the wonders of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Sheplers Ferry

Family-owned and operated for three generations with First Class Service to/from Mackinac Island. Lighthouse and night cruises, plus private charters are seasonally offered. Complimentary day parking. Free shuttle service from Breakers Resort to Sheplers dock. Discount tickets also available.

Mackinac Island

A place like no other, Mackinac Island is the jewel of the Great Lakes: fast, fun ferry rides, no cars, horse-drawn carriages, bicycles to rent, fudge to take home and family fun visiting forts and museums.

Bicycle Around Mackinac Island

No cars! Yes bikes! Bring your own via the ferry or rent for a great and very fun way to get around. Leisurely cruise around town on paved paths or challenge yourself to mountain bike trails. Whatever you choose, enjoy seeing all the island’s beauty at your own pace. Wheel it all in.

Mackinac Island Carriage Rides & Tours

A most authentic and relaxing way to experience the historical island. Travel begins down Main Street and on with stops at the carriage museum, state park, rock arches, Fort Mackinac and continues on past governer’s mansion and ending at Grand Hotel. Fun and uniquely educational.

Historic Fort Mackinac & State Park

Out on the bluff, Michigan’s oldest building and other historic structures, bring to life the military and family life through exhibits live programs and tours by costumed-period interpreters. Truly history comes alive here, with an full exploration of Mackinac Island.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Encompassing 50,000 acres with its glorious waterfalls and river for viewing and exploring (canoe, rowboat), hiking (35+ miles of trails), fishing (trout, walleye, pike, perch, bass), nature programs with lodging and camping, this natural gem in Paradise, MI is 90 minutes from St. Ignace.

Pictured Rock Tours & Adventure

Superior shoreline, towering cliffs, unimagined color, unexpected waterfalls, pristine beaches - there is no other place like this. One of the most visited and scenic national lakeshores located on Lake Superior offers the wonderment of light and colors that changes every moment and every day.

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

One of Michigan’s popular destinations holds artifacts, like The Edmund Fitzgerald Bell and exhibits dramatic shipwrecks and those who braved or periled in the waters of Lake Superior. The museum features a Shipwreck Video Theatre, gift shop and Whitefish Point Light Tower. Only 75 miles north in Paradise, MI.


Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan's largest natural freshwater spring. The name means "big cold spring" in the Ojibwe language. It is also sometimes referred to as the Big Spring. Kitch-iti-kipi, or "Mirror of Heaven"

Headlands Dark Sky Park

On the Mackinaw City side of the Bridge, by day check out the Lake Michigan shoreline observatory and 50 miles of trails to hike. By night, bundle up and watch for the meteor showers, shooting stars, and maybe a glimpse of the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis.

Soo Locks Boat Tours & Sault Ste. Marie

Experience the giant lake freighters traveling through the historic locks. Choose from sightseeing tours, lunch and dinner cruises and lighthouse tours. Only 50 miles north for this must-see maritime adventure in Sault Ste. Marie.

Garlyn Zoo

In the middle of nowhere, 40 miles south of St. Ignace are 30 family friendly acres of the coolest collection of...tigers, lions, grizzly bears, monkeys, and...wait for it...a camel! A great afternoon side trip down U.S. 2 and beaches on Lake Michigan shoreline.

Agawa Canyon Train Tour - Canada.

Traveling 114 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie are 1-2 day spectacular wilderness rail excursions that leave you breathless as you view panoramas filled with pristine lakes, rivers, waterfalls and rock formations, through large picture windows in a comfy coach. You’ll need your passport.

Kewadin Casino

So you might be feeling “Up North lucky”? Let us call the casino’s free shuttle for you! They are ready to pick you up and bring you back to the hotel any time. Take a chance!

St. Ignace Mission
& Museum of Ojibwa Culture

Father Marquette’s burial site and beautifully depicted exhibits of the early Ojibwa lifestyle. Gift shop features authentic Native American creations.

St. Ignace Marina
Full service facilities with clubhouse provides 136 slips, boat launch, ample parking,, fish cleaning station, picnic & bbq area, restrooms and easy access to boardwalk, restaurants and shopping.

Historical Walking Tour
Illustrated historical markers line the waterfront wooden walkway from Kiwanis Beach to American Legion Memorial Park.

Wawatam Dock and Lighthouse
This quaint picturesque dock and lighthouse point provides a wonderful panoramic view over the Straits of Mackinac, as the ferries shuttle to Mackinac Island.

Deer Ranch
A natural walking trail to photograph and feed Michigan Whitetail Deer and fawns. Gift shop with deerskin products and Minnetonka moccasins.

Mystery Spot
A must-see unusual stop includes zip line adventures, optical illusions and physical sensations. Fun for the family. Mini-golf and gift shop too.

Castle Rock

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox lead you to the famed 170 steps of Castle Rock to gaze out to Lake Huron and Mackinac Island. In full bustling season, St. Ignace enjoys annual feasts, vehicle shows, downtown specialty shopping, outdoor dining and regional cuisine, wine and beer tastings, FREE waterfront entertainment, sunset cruises, farmer’s markets, spectacular Saturday Night Fireworks and Mackinac Bridge celebrations.