10 Things to do in St. Ignace

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Looking for things to do in St. Igance, MI? Here’s a list of things to consider doing while you’re visiting the area.

10 Things to do in St. Ignace

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is full of natural beauty – with a sparce population, and its remote location, there are many undiscovered places for even the most prolific traveler. Since the UP is not on any major biways, you have to want to go there, and know how to get there to even just pass through.

To help you with your journey, please check out my upcoming series on Upper Michigan travel, including this post and others on St. Ignace, MI travel.

St. Ignace, being on the lake (well two really) is an outdoor haven. However, the culture, the people and festivals help round out the great things to do and experience in St. Ignace, Michigan. This post contains affiliate links to help keep this website up and running. So, without further ado, here are things to do in St. Ignace.

  1. Get to know the heritage and culture of the area. The Anishinabeg – an Ojibwa term describing the original peoples – were the first residents. Oral tradition and archaeological research suggest that occupation of the Great Lakes Basin dates back forty to fifty thousand years. St. Ignace has a cultural center that is easily accessible and they have various festivals you can enjoy while there.
  2. Take a swim in the lake – yes it will be cold, but it is refreshing!
  3. Try your luck at Kewadin Shores casino.
  4. Take a light house tour, or one of the lighthouse cruises (two available are Sheplers and Mackinaw Ferry, there may be more).
  5. Take a hike! There are plenty of trails around the city, and in one of the many parks. Straits State Park features hiking trails, a modern campground, and a rocky beach with an excellent view of the Mackinac Bridge.
  6. Walk the boardwalk and see the fun terrain and flora and fauna that natural beauty of Michigan has to offer.
  7. Capture an awesome shot of the bridge, even at night. You’ll need a tripod, but even day time views are awesome. You can try to catch it from the bluffs just west of St. Ignace, but best photos of the Mackinac Bridge are found on the north side of the Straits of Mackinac is at Bridge View Park. Take the last right off US-2 before the bridge, and you’ll find the park.
  8. Just outside St. Ignace is the ever popular Mystery Spot.
  9. Don’t forget to visit Fort de Baude Museum, which is home to over 2500 artifacts that date back centuries and more to help tell the story of the area.

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What would you want to see on your visit to St. Ignace?