As soon as you step off the ferry and walk onto Main Street you can feel the hustle and bustle of Mackinac Island. From fudge to souvenirs, there are endless of ways to support local Mackinac Island businesses, here are some spots you want to make sure not to miss — including at least one you might already be familiar with (wink).
This little shop opened up on Main Street in 2013 and has been an essential Mackinac stop ever since. Like Little Luxuries, many of the items for sale inside of Poppin’s are designed, created, and shipped from small, independent companies which puts that extra bit of uniqueness in with a majority of their products. In addition to cards and other paper products, this Mackinac Island small business also offers handcrafted gifts and home décor. Pop in and ask Kate, the shop’s owner, about the origin of the name — you’ll be glad you did.
7388 Main Street | 906-847-0334
Located on the vivacious Main Street, busy with bikes and horse-drawn carriages, right next to the Lilac Tree Hotel, sits Little Luxuires of Mackinac Island gift shop that is filled to the brim with all sorts of made-in-Michigan goodies that you won’t want to miss. Ever since they opened in 2009, this gift shop has been considered the go-to place for all items Michigan made. In fact, the shop carries items hand-crafted by more than 200 artists and 75% of the items you’ll find are made-in-Michigan.
7372 Main Street | 906-847-9980
There’s nothing like a sunny day on Mackinac Island, where every color pops a little brighter and a breeze keeps the air fresh and your spirits lifted. Pro-tip: if you can’t find a patio, or are seeking something a little more spontaneous, pack a picnic with a little help from Doud’s Market. Doud’s Market has been serving residents and visitors of Mackinac Island for over a century. It’s a family owned and has a wide variety of necessities and treats for every craving.
7200 Main Street | 906-847-3444
In 2012, Flagship opened its doors as one of the only garden stores on the island. They’re mainly known for their custom island flags, hence the name, and are the only store on the island that offer the unique product. While you’re there check out another top seller, handcrafted wind chimes from Indiana Amish Country.
1511 Astor Street | 231-373-9962
Threads of Mackinac
Since 2019 Threads of Mackinac brings fresh designs with good, old-fashioned hospitality. At Threads you aren’t buying just another T-shirt, every design is inspired by life on Mackinac Island and won’t be found anywhere else. Spot the Threads of Mackinac signature topiary on Astor Street, between Market and Main streets — or shop online 365 days a year.
1500 Astor Street | 513-668-7676