The Ultimate Mackinac Island Shopping Guide

Published on July 28th, 2021

Whether you’re looking for the perfect sweater, a Mackinac Island themed souvenir or a gift for someone special, the shops on Mackinac Island have what you need. Much like the variety of places to stay and the way you get around, shopping on Mackinac Island is unique. From art galleries to hardware stores, gift shops to clothing, fudge shops to hotel boutiques you’ll find a little something for everyone.

Shopping on Mackinac Island is mostly associated with the downtown area, but there is so much more to explore. From Mission Point Resort up to Surrey Hill, here are some shopping-specific areas you’ll want to check out the next time you’re on Mackinac Island.

Mackinac Island has many shopping areas including Main and Market streets, Surrey Hill, Grand Hotel and Mission Point.

Mission District Shopping on Mackinac Island

Make your way around M-185, sit on Mission Point Resort’s Great Lawn and explore the east side of Mackinac Island. The Marketplace at Mission Point features two unique shops, The Boutique and Garden Gate Gifts, Sundries & Souvenirs, as well as their coffee shop and Lakeside Spa and Salon. You’ll find a wide variety of Michigan-made products, prints from local artists, books, coffee mugs and clothing.

Downtown Mackinac Island ShoppingThe unique experience of shopping on Mackinac Island should include watching a fudge-making demonstration.

Stroll Main Street, Market Street and each street in between as you take your time admiring our small-town shops and stores. You won’t find a department store or outlet mall on Mackinac Island. Instead, we have unique galleries, beautiful boutiques, Island-themed souvenir shops and clothing options for the whole family. You’ll quickly understand where artists and creators alike draw their inspiration as you view paintings, photographs and hand-made goods from Mackinac Island and Northern Michigan.

But that’s not all, the Downtown District is also home to Doud’s Market, America’s oldest family-owned grocery store, and the local hardware store, Island Hardware & Gas, where locals fill up their snowmobiles with gas during the winter months.

The unique experience of shopping on Mackinac Island should include watching a fudge-making demonstration.And we can’t forget fudge! With seven fudge businesses and 13 storefronts, Mackinac Island is the fudge capital of the world. If the fudge-making process isn’t enough to draw you in, wait until you get a smell of what they’ve got cooking (the fudge shops blow out the air from inside to entice guests walking past, with sweet scents.) If you don’t have a favorite yet, might we suggest a fudge crawl to help you decide!

Grand Hill Shopping on Mackinac Island

As you make your way up to Grand Hotel, stop by the shops and gallery on the corner of Mahoney Avenue and Cadotte Avenue. Take a break at the half-way point to Grand Hotel and visit the Grand Hotel Outlet Store, Rustic Chic/Sew UP Style and Noel Skiba Art.

When you arrive at Grand Hotel, shop their wide variety of stores featuring clothing, goods, Grand Hotel memorabilia, grab-and-go snacks, as well as all your golf accessory needs. Grand Men, Women and Kids have the clothing you need for your time at Grand Hotel and beyond, Mackinac Market is 5 shops in one, Grand Coffee & Provisions has the snacks you need for an active day and The Jewel Pro Shop will have you feeling like a champ. Get your floral arrangements from Margaret’s Garden, relax at the Astor’s Salon & Spa and fuel your ice cream needs at Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor.

Shopping at Surrey Hill on Mackinac IslandArt galleries on part of the shopping experience on Mackinac Island, which is full of unique shops and boutiques.

Surrey Hill is a hidden gem on Mackinac Island. It’s accessible for locals and visitors and is also a stop along the Mackinac Island Carriage Tour route. Surrey Hill features a blacksmith, butterfly conservatory, carriage museum and an array of shops at their location. Take a look at the Wings of Mackinac gift shop or find the perfect gift or souvenir inside the carriage museum.

If shopping isn’t your thing, the stores on Mackinac Island just might change your mind. As always, enjoy the variety, enjoy the sights and enjoy your time on Mackinac Island!