Why Your Dog Will Love St. Ignace, MI: Pet-Friendly Hotels & More!

St. Ignace is the perfect up-north Michigan getaway for you and the whole family – your furry friends included! Your dog will love your next road trip up-north when you stay, eat, and play in St. Ignace. Luckily, there are plenty of dog-friendly places that call St. Ignace home, so you won’t have to give-up comfortable and affordable accommodations just to bring your pup. Here’s why your dog will love St. Ignace, MI!

You don’t need to sacrifice time with your pup on your next up north adventure. St. Ignace offers 13 pet-friendly hotels, so you know we can’t wait to welcome your furry friend. Convenient locations and proximity to shopsrestaurants and the ferries are just a few of what these hotels offer. These hotels offer comfortable accommodations at an affordable price. Here is the full list of pet-friendly hotels in St. Ignace.

  1. America’s Best Value Inn
  2. Bay View Beach Front Motel
  3. Birchwood Motel
  4. Breakers Resort & Beach Bar
  5. Budget Host Inn & Suites
  6. Cedar Hill Lodge
  7. Driftwood Motel
  8. Great Lakes Motel
  9. Huron Inn
  10. Normandy Motel
  11. Pines Motel
  12. Quality Inn – St. Ignace
  13. Voyager Inn

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Camp Sites

St. Ignace offers a variety of campgrounds with tranquil views. Campsites with sites of the Mackinac Bridge, scenic nature sights and more. These camp sites are all pet-friendly and are ready to welcome the whole family. If you’re looking to enjoy the great outdoors with your dog, check out these top-notch campsites in St. Ignace!

  1. Castle Rock (Open May – Oct.)
  2. Lakeshore RV Park Campground (Open May 1 – Oct 15.)
  3. St. Ignace/Mackinac Island KOA (May 21 – Oct. 31)
  4. Straits State Park (Open May 15 – Oct. 15)
  5. Tiki RV Park & Campground (Open May – Oct.)

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St. Ignace is home to The Hiawatha National Forest which includes a variety of trails that are perfect for you and your dog to burn off some energy while enjoying the relaxing views. One of those trails is the North County National Scenic Trail – stretching 4,600 miles from North Dakota to Vermont is your ideal Upper Peninsula hiking spot. These trails are rated as easy to moderate so it’s a beginner’s dream and great for pups of all ages.


Pick up your sunscreen and grab your canine to head to the many pet-friendly beaches in St. Ignace. Located right downtown, American Legion Memorial Park is the perfect spot to enjoy views of Mackinac Island. This beach is great a swim, playing catch and even launching a kayak or canoe with your pup in tow. On the west-side of St. Ignace is the must-visit beach of the Lake Michigan Sand Dunes. This spot is perfect for an afternoon of sand, sun, and crystal-clear water. Other beaches in St. Ignace include:
  1. Mackinac Bridge & Bridge View Park
  2. Brevort Beach on Lake Michigan
  3. Kiwanis Beach

If you’re heading up north for your next Mackinac Adventure – St. Ignace is the place to stay for you and your pup! Your direct line to Mackinac Island is the two ferries located in town. Conveniently located downtown, Star Line and Shepler’s Ferries offer round-trip services between the island and St. Ignace. Just a 16-minute trip takes you over the lake to the island. The best part? Your doggo is able to climb aboard.

There are tons of activities for you and your furry friend on Mackinac island. The car-less island offers the ability to walk every with your leashed-canine with plenty of things to do – parks, carriage tours, trails, and more!

St. Ignace is calling your name for your next up-north adventure with your furry-friends. Hungry? Check out the pet-friendly restaurant in St. Ignace, BC Pizza!

Be sure to wear your masks in public as courtesy to you and other visitors’ health. A friendly reminder to regularly wash your hands and if you’re sick – stay home! Feel free to request a visitor guidesign-up for our newsletter, and book your stay today!