Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Ignace, is a city at the southern tip of the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, St. Ignace is at the northern end of the Mackinac Bridge and Mackinaw City is the southern end. The bridge connects the Lower and the Upper peninsulas of Michigan.
From the rustic charm of Mackinac Island to the wild, scenic beauty of the Les Cheneaux archipelago and its picturesque villages of Cedarville and Hessel, to the power and majesty of the Tahquamanon Falls near Newberry, the area has something for everyone. Come and savor a slower, simpler lifestyle where people know each others names and would like to share their community and their area history with you.
The summer season in St. Ignace and the surrounding area is a fun and exciting time for locals and visitors. St. Ignace takes great pride in hosting events including shows, festivals and other celebrations.
St. Ignace is the “Gateway to the Upper Peninsula”, where the great waters of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan meet. This area is filled with green forests, blue waters, sand dunes and incredible places of discovery. Water is unspoiled! No salt, no stinging jelly fish, no sharks. Just clean, soft sand, crystal clear fresh water and horizons that stretch for miles without a building in sight.
Also, The Hiawatha National Forest’s East Unit stretches into St. Ignace, as well as to the city of Sault Ste. Marie. The area provides several opportunities to enjoy nature, including taking scenic drives, observing native plants, hiking, fishing, camping and relaxing on beaches and sand dunes. The Deer Ranch (deerranch.com) features a live Michigan Whitetail Deer exhibit. You can take pictures and feed the deer and fawns on a nature trail. You’ll even get to spot albinos. The Deer Ranch includes a gift shop with deerskin items such as moccasins.