St. Ignace’s Shepler’s Ferry Packages Available through the Hotel
St. Ignace is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The Breaker’s Hotel is located in the perfect location to take advantage of all the St. Ignace area has to offer. Take part in our many events such as the annual Motorized Vehicle Shows, Downtown Wine and Beer Tastings, Historic Walking Tours, Bayside Live FREE Waterfront Entertainment, Vesper Cruises, Saturday Night Fire Works (July through August), Sunset Boat Cruises, St. Ignace Fish Feast and Mackinac Bridge Celebrations, ferry rides to Mackinac Island, and much more.
Attractions in St. Ignace
The old-time St Ignace downtown of this 17th century town (established 1671) are a welcome relief from the modern newly created tourist centers. Stroll our Huron Boardwalk along the waterfront.
- Historical Evening Walking Tour — Historically accurate tours work with museum of Ojibwa culture. Wheelchair accessible and family friendly.
- Deer Ranch — Deer Ranch features dozens of native Michigan Whitetail Deer and fawns including Albinos, all in a natural setting which you can photograph and feed while walking along a nature trail.
- Kewadin Casino
- Mystery Spot (Zip Lines) — Experience optical illusions and physical sensations that are hard to believe — a must see on the tourist bucket list.
- Castle Rock — See the giant Paul Bunyan and babe the blue ox and climb the 170 steps of world famous castle rock and gaze out unto Lake Huron and Mackinaw Island. The legend says this was Chief Pontiac’s lookout.
- Fort deBaude — More than 3,500 relics, and nearly 8,000 years of history. See the cultural impacts of the Michilimackinac area through the eyes of the Anishinaabe people.
- Museum of Ojibwa Culture — Site of Father Marquette’s grave. Learn how the Native Americans traveled in their canoes to bring home the bones of their beloved priest who died near Manistee. The history of life during the 1670s when the Ojibwa, Huron and French lifestyles met in Saint Ignace is beautifully depicted through exhibits. Authentic Native American works are for sale in the gift shop.
- St. Ignace Golf & Country Club — A public 9 hole public golf course and country club less than 3 miles from The Breakers Hotel.
Things to do in Mackinac Area
We are not done showing off this beautiful area yet. There is so much to see and do. Your vacation and visit to this great part of Michigan will be full of great fun and great sights.
- North Country Trail — Hiking and biking! Enjoy spectacular views of the Niagara escarpment while enjoying the spectacular area.
- Mackinaw Island — The four mile ferry ride winding around the shores of Mackinaw Island offers spectacular views of Grand Hotel and the bluff top mansions. This ride is far more scenic than the rough open water passage from Mackinaw City.
- Shepler’s Ferry Service — Discover the difference at Shepler’s. First class service, every guest, every day. Sixteen minute ride to the island.
- Fort Mackinaw — Programs daily. This is the oldest building in Michigan with extensive exhibits that cover not only the military history but how everyday life was in the fort.
- Mackinaw Island Carriage Tours — This is the Official city and state park tour of mackinaw island.
A few of our favorite private stables that offer horseback riding and carriage rentals:
Attractions within 90 minutes of Saint Ignace
- Oswald Bear Ranch — Have your picture taken while petting a bear cub.
- Great Lake Ship Museum (Edmund Fitzgerald) — See the actual bell from the Edmund Fitzgerald, the worst disaster of the great lakes in modern times.
- Soo Locks Boat Tours — See the giant lake freighters travel through the locks. Two sightseeing tour through the locks, dinner cruises, and light house tours.
- Garlyn Zoo — Walk natural tails through the woods as you come across enclosures of wild animals, many of them from Northern Michigan.
- Toonerville Trolley — Train ride through the woods to the Tahquamenon River (Every time I’ve done it, I’ve seen at least one bear). Optional paddle wheel river cruise to the Tahquamenon Falls.
- Tahquamenon Falls
- Valley Camp Ship Museum and Tower of History
- Algoma Railway (Sault St. Marie Ontario)