St. 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.
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
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.
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 Great 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.
- Seasonal Indoor Ice Skating / Hockey Arena
- Fitness Center & Aerobics
- Visit Website
North Country Trail
The 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
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
St. Ignace is the trail-head to hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails crisscrossing 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.
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.