Kewadin Shores Casino – St. Ignace – Tribal owned casino offering Black Jack, Craps, Roulette, Money Wheel, Slot Machines, and more. Open 7 days a week, year around. Free shuttle service to and from local hotels and campgrounds. Phone: (800) 539-2346
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Jogging: A nice four mile route is up Pt. LaBarbe Road to US 2, then west on US 2 to the other end of Pt. LaBarbe and back. You can also go out the Boulevard Road off Pt. LaBarbe and turn around.
Hiking: Lake Michigan Sand dunes and beaches are within six miles as are numerous hiking trails through Hiawatha National Forest .
Golf: St. Ignace has a nice 9 hole course with great views. The golf course is located on a road (next to the Big Boy restaurant) which intersects US 2 heading toward town. You’ll see it between the highway and the lake before the bridgr and there’s a small sign there. Golf is also nearby in Mackinac City and Hessell.
The Sand Dunes: This long sand beach with (relatively) warm water is a favorite spot in the summer. Go west on U.S. 2 for about 7 miles. You will come to a long stretch of road with sand dunes and a nice sand beach along the right, with other cars stopped. Park and enjoy. Bring a picnic. The swimming is great with gentle waves and the beach is entirely sand.
Tourist Traps: There are “Indian Shops” around town that kids seem to love. Miniature golf is on the north side of town on US 2. The architecture of these shops is also interesting – see the one downtown St. Ignace across from the Father Marquette and Indian Museum. The outside is cedar bark and the inside is intricately fastened birch bark
Herbon Pottery: A local potter with some neat stuff. This is mostly on sale on the store on Mackinac Island at the Arnold Line Dock, however, the studio is in St. Ignace, up behind the Star Line Docks near the State Police Station. They will ship home for you.
Mackinac Island :This is a must destination for everyone. Take the ferry over (there are several in St. Ignace), then take a horse drawn tour of the island. Although the island has significant history going back over 300 years of white man occupation (missionaries, British, French, etc.), it is most known for its development during the Victorian era which spawned many elaborate cottages for wealthy mid-westerners and the famous Grand Hotel. As such, the island was frozen in time in the early 1900s, and no cars will be found on the island. The city is located around the harbor and has a lot of the tourist stuff to do. You may want to do a carriage tour of the island to see some of the interesting points, then rent bicycles to explore or ride around the island. See the fort, the Grand Hotel, etc. Take an interesting walking tour of the east bluff cottages (above mission point) and the west bluff cottages (behind the Grand, access via the Annex road). For lunch, there is a good barbecue offered at Brian’s Barbecue on Main Street on the way to Mission Point, just beyond the marina and park. The best fudge is from Murdocks and Mays.
Ferries to Mackinac Island can be boarded at St. Ignace, which is within 15 miles.Canada and US shipping locks and boat tours are within an hour’s (52 miles) drive.
The Great Lakes Museum is located at Whitefish Point and has many artifacts from recent and historical shipwrecks.
The Tahquamenon Falls and Whitefish Point, on Lake Superior , are just over an hour away in driving time. The Tahquamenon Falls are the second largest falls east of the Mississippi (behind Niagara Falls, of course). The water is golden brown in color due to the large amount of tannic acid present in the water.
We Visited Tahquamenon Falls recently and enjoyed visiting the Brewery 🙂 Worth the trip!Mackinac Bridge:
A favorite game to play along Highway 75 while travelling from the lower Peninsula, is to see who spots the Mackinac Bridge first!