Mackinaw City is a very quaint, northern Michigan city that lives at the foot of the Mackinac Bridge. This magnificent, 5 mile long bridge is the only direct access between Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas. It is also the third longest suspension bridge in the world.
Mackinaw City offers a nice selection of lodging. There are locations both on and off the water, as well as pet friendly locations for those of you travelling with furry companions.
The Clarion Hotel Beachfront is a 3-star location that looks out at the Mackinac Bridge as well as Mackinac Island. They offer rooms as well as suites along with a hot breakfast at no charge to hotel guests. Water park access is available if needed. The Clarion Hotel Beachfront is located in walking distance to Mackinaw Crossing as well as many local shops and restaurants. Free casino packages are available.
Beachcomber Motel-On the Water is a great choice if you are looking for a cottage for up to six people. Along with standard, courtside and 2-bedroom units, The Beachcomber has a private cottage that overlook the lake with great views of Mackinac Bridge. Some units also have an in room Jacuzzi.
The Clearwater Lakeshore provides relaxation in a resort style setting. With an indoor pool and spa for cold weather swimming, this is a personal choice. With a great variety of rooms to choose from such as 2 bedroom condos, family bunk fun rooms, and lakefront Jacuzzi rooms, you will find your retreat here.
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Mackinaw City, Michigan comes alive with winter. As the snow begins to fall on this Northern Lower Michigan city everyone gets busy getting ready for the winter season.
January 13-15 is scheduled for this year’s winter festival. The Mackinaw City Winterfest is great fun for all ages. At Mackinaw City’s Winterfest the locals get together and provide 3 full days of fun and excitement, enjoying the winter weather in ways you would never have thought of yourself! One of the highlights of the Winterfest is the Outhouse Race. (Outhouse Race description) This is crazy, winter fun to the max.
You can exhibit your sculpting skill by entering the snow sculpture competition. Get the whole family in on the fun and take the win home. This will give you memories for a lifetime. There will also be a chili cook-off as well as the Paradise Lake fishing tournament. It will be frozen you say? Why yes, it will and that is why you will be ice fishing! There will be other exciting things like a Euchre tournament and the Winterfest Poker Run.
If you are interested in participating in any of these activities you should check in advance for qualification requirements and possible entry fees. You can participate in almost all of the activities free. For those with a charge, you can purchase a Winterfest button at the Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce as well as several local businesses and on site. Ice fishing and snow sculpting are dependant on the weather. You can give the folks at the Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce a call at 1-888-455-8100 if you would like to check scheduling before you make the journey north.
If you would like to participate in the Outhouse Races visit their website to sign up www.mackinawouthouserace.com