Northern Michigan Vacations: Five Up North Shopping Districts

Mackinaw City

Home to hundreds of shops, this bustling downtown is a fun shopping destination in itself, or while you’re waiting to catch the ferry to Mackinac Island. mackinawcity.com.

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Island Bookstore: Warm and welcoming indie bookshop with local titles and a great selection for kids.

Bell’s Fishery: A Mackinaw City fixture with legendary smoked whitefish.

Coffman Hardware: Cool historic hardware with an eye-popping collection of Swiss Army knives.

Mackinaw Crossings: An outdoor shopping center with 50 Victorian-style retail shops, plus a five-screen cinema, a haunted house, and nightly laser light shows.

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