Blue Ice Draws Tourists To Lake Michigan Shore

The unique ice formations, which do not appear every year, are delighting visitors to the Straits of Mackinac. WPBN's Paul Steeno reports.

(WPBN/NBC News) — A unique natural phenomenon is drawing people to Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac during one of the coldest months of the year.

Blue ice has formed along the shore.

The blue ice doesn’t form every winter, but when it does form, it becomes a popular tourist attraction.

Hundreds have traveled to Mackinaw City to see the ice.

“It’s usually pretty quiet this time of year so this is fantastic for business,” Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jamie Westfall said. “It’s been fantastic for business. We’ve all been cooped up and it’s a good thing to do get outside with your family and enjoy mother nature.

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