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Things to do during "cabin time" in Mackinaw City
Mackinaw City, MI cabins and vacation rentals are a better stay than a boring hotel room. Lodging surrounded by history, charm and crystal waters. And it’s hiding in the Midwest! Mackinaw City, hides on the very tip of mainland Michigan at one end of the historic Mackinac Bridge. This vibrant village is anxious to welcome you and want to make sure you’ll never be bored.
Mackinac City is constantly buzzing, with it’s event season starting at the end of May. Bicyclists come from all corners for the Zoo-de-Mack, a 51 mile bike ride through the rustic beauty of Michigan, ending with a ferry ride to Mackinac Island. The Island itself is worth a visit; Historic homes line the streets and the only transportation available is walking, biking, or by horse!
Other events include the annual Lilac Festival,, the St.Ignace Car Festival, or the Fright Fort in October. Each is packed with sights, but if you can’t make it have no fear! There is plenty else to occupy your time, whatever your tastes be: historical or sunset bridge tours, countless lighthouses, and beautiful parks abound. If the family is looking for adventure, check out the Jack Pine Lumberjack show or head over to The Historic Mill Park Discovery Center. They have ziplining, rock-climbing, a forest canopy bridge and 3 miles of winding trails. Plus, it’s educational! Costumed actors deliver talks and demos about the sawmill and its history.
History plays an integral role in Mackinaw and Colonial Michilimackinac is a prime example! This historic British fort is a time machine back to the 18th century; costumed actors roam the reconstructed fur-trading village, performing musket and cannon firings and demonstrating hearth cooking and crafts. Historical homes, buildings and other exhibits have been accurately recreated and are open to explore. Archaeological digs are still occurring at the fort, and you can witness history being uncovered as archaeologists onsite discover new artifacts constantly. If you are around for Memorial Day, get ready. Over 400 actors come to the fort to recreate the events that occurred between Indian Tribes, the French, and the British. This free event includes meeting historical chiefs and colonial figures, battle reenactments, a parade and fireworks.
If you’re ready to hit the water, the options become even more numerous. Try your hand at parasailing or get out the watercraft and race around the waters of Lake Michigan. If slow and steady is more your pace, canoe and kayak rentals abound, and of course there are plenty of fish hiding beneath the surface. The best part about all these water activities? You hardly have to leave your cabin door! This spacious and charming rental sits directly on the lakeshore and a shallow awaits, just steps away from your cottage. Unload the toys, kids and get out there.
Beautiful sunsets right from the living room, and if the nights are warm, grill out or stargaze right from the deck as you listen to the waves. Your vacation home comes complete with a modern kitchen and modern amenities such as a washer, dryer, and air conditioning you always feel at home. If you’re ready for endless fun, learning and adventure, Mackinaw City is ready for you!
Make sure you talk to rental owners about the many Mackinaw City seasonal events and day trips. At RentMichiganCabins.com you compare rentals northern Michigan lodging here, then book directly with the owners or property managers. Skip those third-party booking website fees and use the savings for zip lining.