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ST. IGNACE MICHIGAN St. Ignace, Michigan, is the perfect home port for adventurers ready to explore the Upper Peninsula. Located at the northern end of the spectacular Mackinac Bridge, this beautiful community is perfectly po- sitioned between two Great Lakes – Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Fishing, kayaking, beachcombing, and walking the city’s Huron Boardwalk are just some of the ways people enjoy the St. Ignace waterfront. The city, with its unique loca- tion, is also home to two ferry services that transport visitors to historic Mackinac Island. Away from the shoreline, there are plenty of unique outdoor spaces worth explor- ing in the St. Ignace area. Hiawatha Na- tional Forest, the North Country National Scenic Trail, and a variety of sea stacks including Castle Rock are just a few ex- amples of what awaits visitors to this in- credible location. With a history spanning 300 years and a Native American heritage honored at a variety of museums and special events, St. Ignace knows how to celebrate its past with an eye on the future. Other an- nual events include several car shows, a bridge walk, pond hockey and more. As the words “home port” suggest, St. Ignace is the perfect jumping-off point for exploring the Upper Peninsula. Visitors take a short drive and find themselves at the world-famous Soo Locks, where mas- sive freighters make their way through man-made canals. Lovers of lighthouses can explore three in the span of a day or take a lighthouse tour by boat. Michigan’s most stunning waterfalls can be found at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, only a sce- nic, 70-mile drive away. Even further but still within a day’s drive are Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and beautiful Lake Superior. With St. Ignace as home base, endless ad- ventures and comfortable lodging await vis- itors to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Learn more at