Saint Ignace Travel Guide

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Saint Ignace Overview

St.Ignace, Gateway to the Michigan's Upper Peninsula, was founded by Father Marquette in 1671, and was named for St. Ignatius of Loyola. St. Ignace has a rich Native American history and was once the bustling hub of 17th century fur trade. In the mid-1800s, the population swelled as logging and commercial fishing went into full swing. By 1923, the first car ferries began crossing the Straits and in 1957, the 5-mile span of the Mackinac Bridge opened here, providing the road link between Michigan's two peninsulas.

Our quaint and peaceful waterfront community boasts of lodging accommodations from secluded , cozy cabins to hotels with waterfront balconies that overlook Moran Bay. We are the preferred destination point for visitors to the Straits of Mackinac, and day-travelers to Mackinac Island who want quality lodging at affordable prices. Our restaurants feature traditional cuisine as well as local favorites such as fresh whitefish, homemade pasties and of course, delicious fudge! All new in 2009, we've made summertime even more fun with the FREE FIREWORKS SHOWS EVERY SATURDAY from 4th of July through Labor Day weekend. Our magical harbor makes it the perfect backdrop for the fun-filled and spectacular nighttime shows.

Our people are the best reason to visit us. Friendly, generous, hard-working citizens havebuilt this community over the centuries and we are proud to call this home and share it with visitors. We look foward to seeing you here soon!

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