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Straits State Park

 
720 Church Street St. Ignace, MI 49781-1729
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Straits State Park has fantastic views of the Mackinac Bridge and the boat traffic going under the bridge on the Straits of Mackinac from the trails, campground or the viewing platform. The park has a picnic area, playground and waterfront area along Lake Huron.

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June 2, 2013, 7:27 a.m. - Megs permalink
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Feb. 12, 2012, 7:21 p.m. - Joy Fill permalink
We loved this park...tented after Labor Day...hardly anyone there...fantastic view of the Mackinac Bridge....I suppose it is probably pretty full on weekends during the summer...for us it was perfect once school was back in session.
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Nov. 18, 2011, 9:46 a.m. - ron macl permalink
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Wild Iris

This wild iris was nestled along the shore of Straits State Park, offering a beacon of color and a glimpse of a rather rare flower on this shore.  Of course, Straits offers views of more than just flowers.  With striking views of the Mackinac Bridge, this park is a photographers dream.
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Geocaching - MI

Like a treasure hunt using GPS, geocaching is fun for all ages. At Sleepy Hollow, geocachers can test their skills with more than 20 challenging caches peppered throughout the park. Hayes, Straits, Fort Wilkins, and Hoeft State Parks all have permanent geocaches within their boundaries.
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Tour The Upper Peninsula! - MI

There's so much to see in the U.P.! This circle tour highlights some of the most beautiful parks in Michigan and gives you a complete sampling of everything the Upper Peninsula has to offer. Have fun!   DAY ONE: Straits State Park is the ideal starting point for your journey around the Upper Peninsula. Go for a hike, or have a picnic by the water with views of the Mackinac Bridge. From there, head west toward Palms Book State Park, where you can take a trip on the Kitch-iti-kipi raft. The raft allows visitors to see underwater springs that gush more than 10,000 gallons of water per minute. You can camp nearby at Indian Lake State Park, where cabins and a campground are available. Or, head back to Straits State Park for a night by the bridge.   DAY TWO: Next, head further west toward Bond Falls Scenic Site. Bond Falls is the middle branch of the Ontonagon river which tumbles over a thick belt of fractured rock, dividing the river into numerous small cascades. Just north of here, you can also view Agate Falls. Next, head east and stop at Laughing White Fish Falls and Wagner Falls scenic sites. Both sites offer short hiking trails and scenic observation decks that allow you to view the cascades up-close. BONUS TIPS: If you have time, make a special stop at Van Riper State Park to see moose, or Muskallonge State Park for agates on the Lake Superior beach. You can also stay overnight at Brimley State Park and take time to visit the famous Soo Locks. Several of the historic towns in the U.P. offer dining and lodging options as well.
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Stephanie H.
Oct. 7, 2017
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Really enjoyed this campground next to the Lake. The wind can be chilly depending on which way you're facing and on this particular trip it was late in the...
Adam J.
June 23, 2016
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Nice spot, has a variety of sites from open air for campers to ones more engulfed by trees for tenters. Bathrooms were acceptable and plenty of water...
Jeff Z.
Aug. 21, 2017
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I had made a mistake thinking I was there for a day longer than was and got a phone call from the State Park stating I was to return imeadately and remove...
 
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Mackinaw Pastie & Cookie
Mackinaw Pastie & Cookie
514 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City MI
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MI Patio
MI Patio
30 N State St, Saint Ignace MI
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Nonna Lisa's Italian Ristorante
Nonna Lisa's Italian Ristorante
312 S Huron, Mackinaw City MI
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Italian, Gluten-Free, Pizza
Pancake Chef Restaurant
Pancake Chef Restaurant
327 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City MI
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Buffets, Breakfast & Brunch, Bars
Bentley's B-M-L Diner
Bentley's B-M-L Diner
62 N State St, Saint Ignace MI
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Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry
Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry
601 N State St, Saint Ignace MI
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The Depot
The Depot
248 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City MI
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American (Traditional)
Village Inn Restaurant
Village Inn Restaurant
250 S State St, Saint Ignace MI
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The Lighthouse Restaurant
The Lighthouse Restaurant
618 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City MI
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Seafood, American (Traditional), Salad
Fred's Pub & Gateway Lanes
Fred's Pub & Gateway Lanes
200 Ferry Ln, St. Ignace MI
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American (Traditional), Bowling
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