At the north side of the Mighty Mackinac Bridge is Michigan's 2nd oldest city. St. Ignace is a city rich in history, luring visitors from all over the world with its unhurried atmosphere surrounded by spectacular beauty.
The downtown business district of St. Ignace stretches along the shoreline of Lake Huron on Moran Bay. The beautiful, mile long Huron Boardwalk begins near the marina and allows you to stroll the expansive waterfront and enjoy viewing the open air exhibits detailing the rich history of St. Ignace.
There are three separate ferry's that offer service from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island.
A few of our favorite things to see and do in St. Ignace...
Fort DeBuade Museum
Fort DeBuade has more than 6,700 square feet of spectacular artifacts covering precontact Native-American, French, English and American periods of history.
The Huron Boardwalk traverses the St. Ignace downtown waterfront north to south and has educational historic markers along the route. The planked boardwalk begins at Kiwanis Beach Park, runs past the St. Ignace Public Marina and terminates at American Legion Memorial Park. Views overlook the downtown docks and quays, Mackinac Island and the Wawatam Lighthouse on Moran Bay.
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
This St. Ignace museum offers the largest selection of hand crafted artifacts by Native Americans in its gift shop. From Memorial Day weekend through the middle of October visitors are able to access all the historical and cultural information the museum offers.
Historical Walking Tour - Downtown St. Ignace
The enduring pathway highlights the hard work of old times in Downtown St. Ignace. Pick up a 36-page booklet at the Fort DeBuade museum, located on State St. and take a self guided tour through the remarkable downtown area.