Join us in downtown Mackinaw City every Friday during the summer season to watch fireworks decorate the sky in a colorful celebration of the season!
Mackinaw City Winter Fun & Commerce
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mackinaw City Winterfest
Friday, Jan 18th-20th, 2019
Mackinaw City Winterfest Ice Fishing Tournament
Saturday, Jan 19th, 2019
Winterfest Ice Fishing Tournament - Paradise Lake Marina, only 7 miles from Downtown Mackinaw City.
Contestants will meet at the Paradise Lake Marina. All entry fees include a chance ticket valued at $5. The three categories to be judged are: heaviest pike, heaviest walleye and heaviest pan fish. Each category carries a $300 top prize.
Application forms are available at Carp Lake General Store and Clyde's Bar until 3 p.m. on Friday. Participants may preregister from 3-6 p.m. on Friday in the headquarters trailer at the public access. Day of tournament registration is from 6:30-8 a.m. at the headquarters trailer.