Things To Do


Make St. Ignace Your Hub For UP Adventure

Book your week or weekend at Colonial House Inn and get ready for a memorable Mackinac Getaway vacation. Experience our small town charm and hospitality, enjoy our world class events and attractions and be prepared to relax and unwind in the world of nature.

St Ignace Events

St. Ignace offers major events throughout the year. We kick off winter with our annual Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship in February .

April through September is all about auto shows. St. Ignace Car Shows are Michigan’s Best! Don’t miss our famous St. Ignace Car Show Weekend in June and the ever popular St. Ignace Truck Show, in September.

For those who love history and culture, be sure to attend the annual Native American Festival and the Rendezvous At The Straits Powwow.

St. Ignace Attractions

St. Ignace offers many unique attractions. These include historical museums, natural attractions, state and national parks, cruises and charters. Our community offers a full service marina, daily ferry service to Mackinac Island and the Kewadin Shores Casino and Hotel.

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Around Town

During summer months, downtown St. Ignace is alive with nightly events, including music, outdoor movies and our weekly Saturday night fireworks. During the day, enjoy amazing shopping, relaxed outdoor patio dining, a seasonal farmers market and much more. Check the St. Ignace event calendar.

Colonial House Inn is conveniently located in the downtown area, within walking distance to most stores, events and attractions.

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Mackinac Island

Colonial House Inn is conveniently located in downtown St. Ignace, just minutes away from daily ferry service to Mackinac Island. Enjoy a scenic ferry ride to the island and spend the day touring by horse and buggy, bicycle or walking. Take in the history, visit famous attractions, enjoy a gourmet meal and visit the many shops on the island.

Outdoor Enthusiasts Love St. Ignace

Bird Watching – Located at the southernmost tip of the Straits of Mackinac, St. Ignace is a hot spot for a large variety of unique birds. Over 275 different species either call St. Ignace home or use it as a rest stop during migration Page link

Multi-Use Trails – St. Ignace offers a selection of amazing trails that cater to all outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you hike, bike or ride your ATV, St. Ignace offers a true north experience in the heart of the UP.

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Elise M. Kummer Nature Preserve

Visit the new Elise M. Kummer Nature Preserve that spans 582 acres in DeTour, near Lake Huron and the St. Mary’s River.

While it does not have dedicated hiking trails, it does have two-tracks open to the public.

Access Directions: From DeTour, follow East South Caribou Lake Road west for 4.2 miles, where a two-track on the left can then be followed for about a quarter-mile. A power line access provides a trail to access the preserve.