St. Ignace is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The Breakers Resort is located in the perfect location to take advantage of all the St. Ignace area has to offer, and for planning day trips throughout Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
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.
The four mile ferry ride winding around the shores of Mackinac Island offers spectacular views of The Grand Hotel and the bluff top mansions. Rent a bike or bring your own and bike tour around the Island shoreline, as this 7 mile ride is a great way to see the island. Stop by the Grand Hotel for Tea Time and enjoy the exquisite views from the porch (a fee will apply).
Free Shuttle Service to Shepler’s Mackinac Ferry
A few of our favorite private stables that offer horseback riding and carriage rentals:
Fort Mackinac — 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.
Attractions in St. Ignace
Established 1671, the old-time St Ignace downtown of this 17th century town is a step back to the good-old-days. Stroll our Lake Huron Boardwalk along the waterfront.
Historical Evening Walking Tour — Historically accurate tours work with the 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.
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 Mackinac 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 south from The Breakers Resort Hotel.
Attractions within 90 minutes of Saint Ignace
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.
Oswald Bear Ranch — Have your picture taken while petting a bear cub.
Garlyn Petting Zoo — Walk natural tails through the woods as you come across enclosures of wild animals, many of them from Northern Michigan. Stop by the Gift Shop before you leave.
Toonerville Trolley — and River Boat Tours. Take a train ride through the woods to the Tahquamenon River . Optional paddle wheel river cruise to the Tahquamenon Falls. 989-816-2311
Tahquamenon Falls – Two sets of fall near Lake Superior…don’t go over in a barrel but enjoy the upper falls nicknamed “The Root Beer Falls”, for it’s brown color.
Algoma Railway (Sault St. Marie Ontario)