MDOT (Michigan Department of Transportation) operates and maintains 78 rest areas along major freeways and roadways for the convenience of the traveling public.
Fourteen of these are also Welcome Centers. Rest areas are open 24 hours a day, offer a variety of services and conveniences and are located within an hour's travel time of each other.
Rest areas provide modern restroom facilities, telephones, picnic areas, pet exercise zones, paved parking areas, and fresh drinking water.
CLICK to View on Map and LEARN MORE The City of St. Ignace is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, St. Ignace is at the northern end of the Mackinac Bridge and Mackinaw City is to its south. It is a connecting node between the Lower and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is the county seat of Mackinac County. From the Lower Peninsula, St. Ignace is the gateway to the Upper Peninsula. The welcome center is located as soon as you exit the bridge on the right.