Video Series

The Life of the Straits program is a fun and engaging program designed to help families learn more about the Straits of Mackinac. Our 2020 program was held virtually in six sessions. Watch the videos in order or pick and choose among your favorite subjects!

July 9 - Mackinac Bridge

July 16 - Inland Waterway

July 23 - Lighthouses

July 30 - Les Cheneaux area

Aug. 6 - Michilimackinac

Aug. 13 - Mackinac Island


  • Life of the Straits: Mackinac Island

    Published on August 13, 2020

    Mackinac Island is the most popular tourist destination in Michigan with more than 1 million visitors each year.

  • Life of the Straits: Michilimackinac

    Published on August 6, 2020

    In this edition of the Life of the Straits we have been given exclusive access by the Mackinac Historic Parks to film the highlights from one of the state’s most engaging and interesting historical sites: Michilimackinac

  • Life of the Straits: Les Cheneaux

    Published on July 30, 2020

    Have you ever wanted to visit the mystical land of Narnia? Well you’re in luck, because in this edition of Life of the Straits we explore the Les Cheneaux area home to a number of amazing features including an area locals call Narnia.

  • Life of the Straits: Lighthouses

    Published on July 23, 2020

    Lighthouses have both fascinated and guided folks from water to safe shores for hundreds of years. In this edition of Life of the Straits, Presque Isle County 4-H Program Coordinator Kaelie Fessler introduces us to the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse.

  • Life of the Straits: Inland Waterway

    Published on July 16, 2020

    On this edition of Life of the Straits, Cheboygan County 4-H Program Coordinator, Leigh Ann Theunick, takes us on an aquatic adventure through the Inland Waterway!

  • Life of the Straits: Mackinac Bridge

    Published on July 9, 2020

    Our first Life of the Straits session dives deep into the history and current status of the Straits most iconic feature: The Mackinac Bridge!