St. Ignace, Upper Peninsula Michigan thrives in winter with pond hockey, ice biking, and ice golf

Jan 20, 2018

Snowmobile racing on Lake Michigan is popular winter pastime in St. Ignace, Michigan
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Discover why the midst of winter is an amazingly popular time to visit the Uppper Peninsula town of St. Ignas, Michigan. Tubing, sledding, skating, ice hockey, and snowmobiling are passionate pastimes with the locals and visitors alike. 

St. Ignace hosts an array of outdoor winter events such as the annual Labatt Blue Pond Hockey Tournament where more than 100 teams for all quarters of North America come to compete

Throughout the year people come to St. Ignace, Michigan to board the ferry for a holiday on Mackinac Island. others spend a few days vacationing in St. Ignace and exploring nearby destinations such as the legendary Tahquamenon Falls and the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum just 11 miles north of town.

snowmobiling is popular winter pastime in St. Ignace, Michigan
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People from warmer regions often assume "True North" locals hunker down by the fireplace when the "Gales of November" arrive, followed by sub zero temperatures. Actually most locals literally go with the flow and get out on the ice. St. Ignace hosts the annual Fat Tire Bike on the Ice Race, Ice golf competitions and much more.

Mackinac Bridge
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Ice hockey rinks on Lake Michigan in St. Ignace
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Come along and join correspondent, Tom Wilmer for a visit with Janet Peterson, Executive Director of the St. Ignace Michigan Chamber of Commerce for a journey of discovery with a special focus on very cool things to do in the wintertime. 

snowmobiling on Lake Michigan in St. Ignace
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St. Ignace, one of North America’s oldest communities, settled by the French in 1671, is situated in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The town of 2,400 overlooks the Straits of Mackanac.

 

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