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Recreation

SwansSt. Ignace has so much to offer the outdoor enthusiast:  from underwater exploration, biking through Mackinac County, climbing Castle Rock, hiking the North Country Trail or snowmobiling on hundreds of miles of scenic trails throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula.

Disc Golf Course Niiwin Endassing

24 holes, open 7 days a week, dawn to dusk. Located 5 miles west of St. Ignace on the corner of Cheeseman Road and West US-2. Phone: 906-643-8676.

Dream-Seaker Charters and Tours

Dream Seaker ChartersDream-Seaker Charters and Tours provides the ultimate fishing experience featuring our “no skunk guarantee”. We also offer guided tours of the beautiful Les Cheneaux Islands. Phone: 888-634-3419

E.U.P. Fishing Charters

St. Ignace, MI 49781Guaranteed Fish! 1/2 and Daily rates. Equipment furnished. Coast Guard & DNR eup fishing charter happy fishinginspected. 35 years experience. Children welcome. Ports: St. Ignace, Mackinac Island, and Sault Ste. Marie. Phone: 877-475-FISH

Hiawatha National Forest

Hiawatha National Forest’s more than 879,600 acres lie within the eastern and central Upper Peninsula. There are 77 miles of Gros Cap TrailGreat Lakes shoreline, including three historic lighthouses and more than 775 miles of rivers and streams, including 163 miles of designated canoe routes are located within. The new “Gros Cap Trail” was completed in the summer of 2013, located at the Hiawatha National Forest Service office, 1798 W. US Highway 2.  Park at the Visitors Parking lot, the trail takes off to the northeast.

Lake Michigan Sand Dunes

St. Ignace Spend an afternoon sunning, swimming, and hiking the winding trails along miles of beautiful sandy beach on the north shore of Lake Michigan. Travel west on US-2 about 10-12 miles beyond I-75.  The sandy beach stretches for about 3 miles.  Parking is  permitted on the shoulder of the highway.  There are no facilities, no lifeguards and no food available to buy….so bring your own picnic.

Little Bear East Arena & Event Center

Little Bear East Arena & Event Center is designed for flexibility of size, function and presentational requirements. The Little Bear East Arena of St. Ignace is conveniently located at 275 Marquette Street  St.Ignace, MI 49781.

Features

  • Seasonal Indoor Ice Skating / Hockey Arena
  • Fitness Center & Aerobics

North Shore Charters LLC

North Shore Charters smNorth Shore Charters is  a privately owned and operated fishing charter business located in St. Ignace, Michigan. We specialize in trout and salmon fishing on the Straits of Mackinac and offer competitive prices on full and half day charters. Call us today to book your trip!  906-430-2839

North Country Trail

North Country TrailThe North Country Trail is a national scenic trail will extend from New York to North Dakota. Approximately 35 miles of the trail lies within the St. Ignace District. The trail is for hikers, snowshoes and cross country skiing. No horses, bikes or motorized vehicles are allowed.  We now have a “Trail Town” center next to Fort de Buade Museum.  Stop in for trail information.
North Country Trail Map

Sand Dune
Cross Country Ski Trail

11 Miles west of St. Ignace, seven groomed trails varying in length from 1.5 to 7.6 miles offer a challenge for the beginner to the expert. Phone: (906) 643-7900

Silver Mountain Downhill Skiing/Tubing

Two downhill runs for the beginner and intermediate skier, and snowboarding. Snow tubing w/ rope tow, tube rentals. Warming chalet and snack bar. Located on the corner of Cheeseman Rd. and US-2 West. Phone: 906-643-8676 or 906-643-6083

Snowmobiling

St. Ignace is the trail-head to hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails criss-crossing the entire Upper Peninsula. Trails are directly accessed from area motels. For a unique experience, snowmobile across the “Ice Bridge” to Mackinac Island, or follow the trails to the frozen beauty of Tahquamenon Falls State Park (Travel across the “Ice Bridge” is at your own risk.). Phone: (888) 784-4622 for snow conditions.

St. Ignace Boat Launch & City Marina

Boating is a favorite activity in the uncongested waters of Lakes Michigan and Huron, and the many area inland lakes. The public boat launch, located at the end of Hazelton Street, features four boat ramps, protected break-wall, ample paved parking, fish cleaning station, and public restrooms.

Marina and parking lot

The public marina is located in the heart of downtown St. Ignace along State Street and features 136 state-of-the-art slips, restrooms and showers, 30- and 50-amp electric hook-ups, 24 hour security, gasoline and diesel fuel, and pump-out station.

For more information on either the boat launch or marina,  please call
(906) 643-8131 or City Hall at (906)643-9671.

 

St. Ignace Golf & Country Club

Nine-hole golf course overlooking Mackinac Bridge and beautiful Straits of Mackinac. St. Ignace Golf & Country Club is open to the public. Rental clubs and power carts available, fully stocked Pro Shop. Phone: (906) 643-8071

Straits Scuba Center

The Straits of Mackinac is one of the BEST locations in the world to explore lost ships. Dive sites range from wooden schooners and barges to a 588 foot steel freighter, Cedarville. All skill levels are available. Visit Straits Scuba Center or phone: 866-329-3483

Straits Underwater Dive Preserve

Unusual underwater rock formations and numerous shipwrecks are marked within the Straits of Mackinac, many can be reached from shore access sites.  Visit Straits of Mackinac Preserve website for more information on local shipwrecks.
Phone: (800) 970-8717 or 906-643-8717