Official Mackinaw City Chamber of Tourism

Mackinaw City, Michigan

Mackinaw City is the perfect vacation destination at the base of the Mackinac Bridge where the Great Lakes Huron and Michigan meet. Experience our historic parks, relaxing sandy beaches, unique shopping & restaurants, all while the natural beauty of Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island captivate your senses.

Mackinaw City Winter Fun & Commerce

Updated February 26th, 2018

Mackinaw City has many winter activities and thriving commerce during the winter season. If you are looking for hotel accommodations check out our Mackinaw City Hotels information.

Mackinaw City winters are action packed, from mild family fun to wild alpine adventure, Mackinaw City winter activities revolve around the snow, sun, and crisp Great Lakes air.


Easily accessible backcountry and seemingly endless cross country trails ensures Mackinaw City will always remain a cross country skiers' mecca.

Guides & Tours

Professionally guided tours in Mackinaw City focus on the dynamic intersections between the area's unique cultural history, commerce, and abundant natural wonders.

Kids Winter Fun

Mackinaw City has a 25,000 square-foot Indoor Water Park with slides, climbing ropes, water cannons, and much more. Pirate's Adventure Indoor Waterpark of Mackinaw City is open all year round.


When the Mackinaw City back country beckons, fire up a sled to play in deep alpine powder stashes and winding, compacted forest trails and ride in downtown Mackinaw City to the Dixie Saloon.

Dog Sledding

Work up an appetite the old-fashioned way by touring Mackinaw City's natural beauty on an exhilarating dog sled.


For low-impact, slow-and-steady exploration, try floating atop dry Mackinaw City snow by strapping on snowshoes and heading to one of countless trails.

Big Red Rides

Escape the crowds and ride in luxury to prime untracked powder stashes on an Mackinaw City Big Red tour.

Sleigh Rides

Take a majestic horse-drawn sleigh ride in Mackinaw City and you'll understand why Santa Claus still prefers this ancient mode of transportation. Mackinaw City winters are action packed from mild family fun to wild back country adventure, Mackinaw City winter activities revolve around the snow, sun and crisp Great Lakes air and Business District Commerce.

Ice Skating

Be sure to fit some ice time into a Mackinaw City vacation because both indoor and outdoor ice skating options are available in Mackinaw City.

Coming Events

2nd Annual Mackinac Meltdown CelebrationApr 1-9, 2018

2nd Annual Mackinac Meltdown Celebration

Sunday, Apr 1st-9th, 2018

Come Join us in Mackinaw City Celebrate for the 2nd Annual Mackinac Meltdown Celebration! This celebration includes several coinciding events the same week with Michigan Spring Break including:

2nd Annual Mackinaw Spring Meltdown Gala,
2nd Annual Mackinac International Bridal Expo,
2nd Annual Spring Break Splash at Pirate’s Adventure Waterpark,
2nd Annual Taste of Mackinac,
2nd Annual Midwest Roller Derby Tournament
Ferry service from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island starts April 1st! (weather permitting)

$89.00 Overnight Specials with events! Call 1-800-410-5302 to make a reservation.

Sponsors: Reinhardt Food Service, Starline Ferry, Mackinaw Crossings, Dixie Saloon, Mackinaw City Convention and Visitors Bureau, Mackinaw City Chamber of Tourism, Mackinac Island Brewhouse.

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Mackinac Island Ferry Service From Mackinaw City starts Apr 1st!Apr 1-30, 2018

Mackinac Island Ferry Service From Mackinaw City starts Apr 1st!

Sunday, Apr 1st-30th, 2018

For the second time in History, there will be ferry service from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island starting April 1! The Service includes a free Mackinac Bridge Tour on Mackinac Old Time Trolley and free luggage transport for passengers if needed. Please book the April Ferry option on our site or purchase tickets at participating hotels. (As always, the ferry can not run during inclement weather)
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