Candy Corner/Windjammer Gifts

Candy Corner is the largest 2 story candy and gift shop on Central Avenue in downtown Mackinaw City, Michigan. Our specialty is homemade candies and confections, including our famous carmel corn, creamy fudge, chocolates, nut brittles, coconut crisp, salt water taffy, and much more.

While enjoying your stay in Mackinaw City, be sure to check out our large assortment of souvenirs, gifts, sweatshirts, t-shirts, toys and our huge selection of collectible tin signs.

If you are a bargain shopper you will definitely want to visit our second floor where you will find a large selection of discounted and clearance items including shirts, sweatshirts, souvenir items, gifts, blankets, toys, and framed art.

Please stop in for a visit, indulge yourself with a sample of our famous homemade fudge, and browse around our beautiful candy & gift shop.

331 E. Central Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association

Originally consisting of an informal gathering of retired lighthouse keepers, their families and friends, the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association (GLLKA) was officially incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1983, making it one of the nation’s longest-lived lighthouse preservation groups.

With a mission statement calling for “the preservation of lighthouses, the stories of those who kept them, and developing a new generation of preservationists”, the Association’s second President Dick Moehl realized the group needed to find a lighthouse to restore in order to fully bring its mission to reality.

Finding the abandoned 1873 St. Helena Island light station to be in deplorable condition, the group set its sights on adopting and restoring the abandoned relic. The United States Coast Guard had removed the lantern and most of the dwelling roof was missing. Vandals had broken into the structure and had torn out the windows, doors, stairs, interior trim and anything else which could be removed.

Over the ensuing years, the entire lighthouse complex has been lovingly restored, including the installation of a new wood shingle roof, rebuilding of the boat house and assistant keepers dwelling, installation of new lantern and chimney, and the replacement of thousands of bricks in the tower. Perhaps most amazingly, as a result of shallow waters which surround the island, all of the volunteers and materials have to be transferred to the island in small inflatable boat. Over the years, 21 Boy Scouts have successfully undertaken Eagle Scout Service Projects and Girl Scouts have earned 3 Gold and 5 Silver awards for their work on the island.

707 N. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Mackinaw Mall – General Store

We have a variety of liquors, beer and wine, fishing, camping , swimming, gifts, smoked fish, fudge, caramel corn and taffy. If you forgot it we have it.

14965 N. Mackinaw Hwy.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

O’Brien’s Shirt Shop

We are a custom shirt shop where you can make custom T’s with the picture or hand drawn art of your choice. Put that picture of the kids on it, make a piece of art that you want more than your family to see, then there’s O’Brien’s Shirt Shop ‘the wild side shop’.

We love to make custom shirts with name or phrases of your choice. We have hoodies, sweatpants, girls’ fitted T’s and many more options to be printed on. Get a T with wildlife design, or funny saying… neon and splash designs.. and O’Brien’s carries Mackinac bridge designs that not only are on T’s but also on fashion sweats and tie-dye hoodies. So you could say, they’re O’Brien’s ‘sweat shop’… but maybe not. You get a free design on every blank shirt. You can get Mackinaw city or Mackinac Island on any shirt in the store for free. We use top brands like fruit of the loom T’s and it only takes a minute to make you a shirt.

From sizes six months to six extra large, O’Brien’s is your shirt shop that makes one of a kind shirts right on the spot. We embroider, sell wholesale with only a twelve piece minimum, and have over two thousand stock designs on hand. We can do special shirts for your special event or organization.

O’Brien’s Shirt Shop… the first t-shirt shop in mackinaw city!
Serving Northern Michigan for over three decades, on Central Avenue, next to subway, Mackinaw City.

220 E. Central Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701