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Snowmobile the Mac

The Fourth Annual Antique Snowmobile the Mac will be taking place on Saturday, December 14. This unique event has drawn more and more visitors each year since it first began in 2016 with only about 30 sleds. This year we are anticipating more than 100 antique sleds to cross the Mackinac Bridge at 11 AM on Saturday.

Sleds must be at least 25 years old or older to participate and must be equipped with wheel kits to keep treads off the pavement of the bridge. To register your sled, please visit www.stignace.com. Under the “Events” tab you will find additional information and registration instructions. Registration has been extended until 5:00 pm on Monday, December 9th . Onsite registration is not permitted.

“It’s been so fun to watch this event grow over the years. All of the participants are so enthusiastic about their machines and are genuinely excited to be a part of such a unique event,” said St. Ignace Visitors Bureau’s Events Director, Quincy Ranville.

All sleds will gather in the Fort Michilimackinac parking lot in Mackinaw City Saturday morning. This is a great opportunity to view the sleds and talk to the owners! The crossing will begin promptly at 11:00 am.

Bridge fare for the crossing itself is also included in registration as is lunch and awards!

“This event is the culmination of a lot of hard work and collaboration with many organizations. We never thought we could pull it off, but here we are, gearing up for the 4th year!” said Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum owner Charlie Vallier. The popular antique snowmobile museum is located in
Naubinway.

Interested in making a weekend of it? Join us for a Tipsy Trolley Bar Crawl – Christmas Lights Edition Saturday evening. Registration includes drink and food coupons, $10 free slot play at the casino, shuttle service all evening to and from hotels and bars, and a chance to see St. Ignace decked out it all its Christmas glory!

Lunch will be catered by the Driftwood Restaurant and is available for purchase for non-participants for $10.

Some great places to watch the crossing include Bridge View Park in St. Ignace and the Welcome Center parking lot.