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906 Northern Lights Emporium906 Northern Lights Emporium
906 Northern Lights Emporium
Northern Lights Emporium is home to many Michigan-made companies. Candles, Soap, T-Shirts & More!
Welcome to 906 Northern Lights Emporium – your one-stop destination for all things cozy, creative, and captivating. Step into a world of enchanting scents with our handcrafted candles, wrap yourself in style with our exclusive t-shirts, and transform your living spaces with our exquisite home decor. Discover warmth and comfort in our beautifully knitted items, indulge in self-care with our bath and body collection, and explore a treasure trove of unique finds. Whether you’re treating yourself or finding the perfect gift, our store is a haven of inspiration for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Dive into our delightful world of endless possibilities, where every visit is a journey of discovery.
Castle RockCastle Rock
Castle Rock | St. Ignace, Michigan
Castle Rock is considered to be one of the oldest lookout points near St. Ignace and was known as “Pontiac’s Lookout” by the Ojibwa Tribe. It rises an astonishing 195 feet above water level offering a scenic and inspiring view for up to 20 miles featuring downtown St. Ignace, Mackinac Island, Lake Huron, and wildlife habitat. The lookout point is equipped with viewing binoculars for a spectacular view of the area. Also, you can take your picture alonside Paul Bunyan and Babe, his blue ox.
Open daily at 9:00 am, early May thru mid-October.
*This is one attraction that is family-friendly and pet safe. All animals must be leashed at Castle Rock.
Cedar Hill LodgeCedar Hill Lodge
Cedar Hill Lodge
Why Choose The Cedar Hill Lodge?
A stay at Cedar Hill Lodge offers you much more than just a place to sleep – a memorable vacation experience and “Up North” relaxation await you here. Relax in our warm (88 degrees) swimming pool, soak in our hot tub, and enjoy plenty of space for the family to play and relax in the sun on our 9-acre property, plus bonfires under the stars. Our convenient location offers you a chance to experience all that St. Ignace has to offer, too!
The Lodge | The Spruce | The Cedars | The Pines
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Cottage UPCottage UP
Cottage UP | St. Ignace, Michigan
Your northern Michigan source for unique home decor and vintage~! They also have an online store!
We are located in beautiful St. Ignace Michigan and offer a unique selection of home decorating items~! From furniture to art to that fun knick-knack to add personality to your home, we have it at CottageUP~!
Stop by for a look at our fun and stylish goodies, we’d love to meet you~! Updates and new items can also be viewed on our Facebook page and Instagram.
Hours: 11AM – 6PM Friday & Saturday, 11AM – 5PM Sunday, or by appointment (Call or Text). Note: Hours subject to change.
Das Gift HausDas Gift Haus
Das Gift Haus | St. Ignace, Michigan
Family-run Gift Shop in business for almost 50 years
Das is a local, family-run gift shop offering a wide selection of gifts, souvenirs, and novelty items. Founded in 1971, the business has three locations throughout the Upper Peninsula, one in Sault Ste. Marie, one in St. Ignace, and one in Munising. Currently, Das is headed by general manager, Raymond Bell, who is the third generation in his family to run the gift shop. He is proud to carry on the family business by offering tourists and local shoppers a great selection of souvenirs, gifts, novelty items, and more.
Open year-round and offering friendly service.
Gifts for Any Occasion: Birthdays, Weddings, and More!
Drummond Island Coffee CompanyDrummond Island Coffee Company
Drummond Island Coffee Company | Drummond Island, Michigan
Proudly Roasted In The Eastern Upper Peninsula
We use 100% Arabica coffee beans sourced from Colombia and Sumatra to provide a balanced cup of coffee that picks up the wonders of Drummond Island. Our coffee is roasted, packaged, and shipped in the Eastern Upper Peninsula.
To provide a wonderful cup of coffee that picks up the natural wonders of Drummond Island that can be enjoyed both on the island or packaged up to enjoy anywhere!
Where to find our Coffee
Islander Shoppe, The Lucky Lure, Little Luxuries, and online
Everson’s Home FurnishingsEverson’s Home Furnishings
Everson’s Home Furnishings | St. Ignace, Michigan
We understand how important it is to make the right decisions when it comes to selecting furniture, flooring, and window treatments. Our experienced and educated staff is dedicated to helping you create a living space that fits your style, needs, and budget.
Everson’s is a full-service furniture business offering Home Delivery and Set-Up to most locations in the Eastern Upper Peninsula and Upper Lower Peninsula. We also provide in-store interest-free financing as a payment option.
Gold Mine Jewelry & Custom DesignGold Mine Jewelry & Custom Design
Gold Mine Jewelry & Custom Design | St. Ignace, Michigan
Established in the spring of 1986, the Gold Mine has been the Straits of Mackinac area’s ‘go-to’ store when looking for fine quality jewelry at reasonable prices. Yvonne Della-Moretta, a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), is the store’s creator, designer and driving force. She and her husband Tom have become well-known for going the ‘extra mile’ for folks looking for unique jewelry not found everywhere.
Featuring the famous Mackinac Bridge designs by Evon and hand-made Michigan stone jewelry, the Gold Mine also carries VEER’s Fairytale Bridal designs, a nationally marketed designer bridal line of which Yvonne is the original designer.
With in-house jewelry repair, art glass, and Northern Michigan’s largest selection of genuine Polish Pottery, make the Gold Mine your first thought for all your jewelry needs, as so many have for over 30 years.
Indian VillageIndian Village
Indian Village | St. Ignace, Michigan
A classic of picturesque tourism. Neon and wooden teepees plus the huge souvenir warehouse. The long building is faced with cedar bark and inside it is wallpapered with birch bark decorated with pictographs of arrows, animals, canoes, and headdresses. This building from 1977 resembles the 1927 landmark which it replaced. Gifts, shirts and souvenirs.
King’s Fish Market and RestaurantKing’s Fish Market and Restaurant
King’s Fish Market and Restaurant | Moran, Michigan
“The O-Fish-ial Delicacy of Da U.P.”
King’s Fish Market and Restaurant is a family-owned business for over 10 years located in Moran, MI. Our store carries the finest fresh and smoked fish products caught locally and prepared right here in our own store. Our fish selection includes our famous Whitefish, Trout, Salmon, Perch, Chubs, and many more! Along with our fish products, we carry a variety of other products like our cheese, beef jerky, and homemade pasties! At King’s, we also have a restaurant that serves fresh Whitefish, and Perch with fresh hand-cut fries for a side all at reasonable prices along with several other options for our friends who prefer something other than fish! We look forward to you stopping in!
Located at: N4036 M-123, Moran, Michigan
Phone: (906) 643-1068
Mackinac Straits Fish CompanyMackinac Straits Fish Company
Mackinac Straits Fish Co. | St. Ignace, Michigan
Mackinac Straits Fish Company’s fish is wild caught and their products are made with no preservatives, no artificial color, and no artificial flavors. Mackinac Straits harvests their catch form the cold and clear waters of the Upper Great Lakes. For optimum freshness, the fish are then processed within hours at their facility in St. Ignace, MI. Their ingredients are purposefully kept simple to bring out the natural freshwater flavor of their fish.
Mackinac Straits uses indigenous hardwoods, primarily sugar maple, in their smokehouse to give their products a distinctive flavor. If you’re looking for a unique appetizer or to add fish to your family menu plan, consider Mackinac Straits Fish Company and rest assured you’re buying wild-caught fish from the Great Lakes. We carry their spreads, links, and smoked whitefish as well as their frozen fillets.
Mackinac Straits Photography GalleryMackinac Straits Photography Gallery
Mackinac Straits Photography Gallery | St. Ignace, Michigan
Distinctive Northern Michigan Photography
Local area photography by award winning artist David M. Black. Featuring photos of the Mackinac Bridge, northern lights and night sky vistas, Mackinac Island, wildlife and nature scenes, spectacular lightning and much, much more.
Award Winning Artist David M. Black
David has lived in Michigan for his entire life combining a love of nature, astronomy and history with a passion for photography. After graduating from Henry Ford Community College in 1985, he attended Eastern Michigan University while working full time as a territorial sales manager until 1991. He then broke the traditional 9–5 routine to pursue his dream and begin a career based on photography. He opened his own store back in 1994 where he still operates from today. He also takes his work “on the road” by participating in numerous art and craft shows. Over the years of customer purchasing, his work is displayed throughout numerous countries all over the world, and one photo which was even flown on the space shuttle in 1997.
Along with developing his own prints in his darkroom, he also makes his own wood frames to compliment his photography. All his frames are made from white pine and each frame has special handcrafted workmanship including shaped edges, splined corners for extra reinforcement, and a unique hand laid wood or rope insert mounted in the center of each frame. They’re proudly made in St. Ignace, MI. U.S.A.
No matter where he goes or what he does, his camera bag always comes along. Extended hikes in bush and wilderness along with the many thousands of miles traveled throughout Michigan’s two peninsulas, and numerous “all nighters” piercing through his telescope have provided this opportunity to experience and photograph Michigan’s natural beauty and rich human history.
After living on the island “Grosse Ile”, south of Detroit for his first 28 years of life, he now resides in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, City of St. Ignace.
You can see this and his other work at his gallery, Mackinac Straits Photography Gallery, at 208 North State Street, St. Ignace, Michigan 49781. OR if you are from outside the area, you can check out his website at https://www.mackinacstraitsphoto.com/.
Mackinac Wreath Co.Mackinac Wreath Co.
Mackinac Wreath Co. | St. Ignace, Michigan
Mackinac Wreath Company offers fresh holiday balsam wreaths handcrafted in St. Ignace, a tradition since 1967.
Meyer Ace HardwareMeyer Ace Hardware
Meyer Ace Hardware | St. Ignace, Michigan
As your local Ace Hardware, we are one of 5,000+ Ace stores locally owned and operated across the globe. But we are not just about numbers. We are about helping neighbors, because each one of our stores is a part of your community. We are all committed to being “the Helpful Place” by offering our customers personal service, quality products and a convenient shopping experience from the local experts who know you best. As the helpful hardware folks in your neighborhood, we promise that helping you is the most important thing we have to do today.
Acrylic Sheet Cutting, Assembly, Automotive Keys, Gift Cards, Hunting/Fishing License, Auto Key Programming & Cutting, Delivery, Glass Cutting, Key Cutting, Propane Refill or Exchange (and more!)
Michigan MadeMichigan Made
Michigan Made | St. Ignace, Michigan
Looking for a thoughtful hostess gift, a keepsake from your trip or a unique birthday surprise? Why not consider the many delightful options available through the Museum Store? We have curated an impressive set of regional specialties, handmade crafts and intriguing books about the fascinating history of this area.
Your gift purchase will actually give twice: once to delight and impress the person to whom you give it, and a second time as it provides financial support to the Museum.
Here are just a few of unique Michigan made items you can find in our Museum Store, located at 334 N. State Street:
local history and children’s books
hand-crafted soaps and lotions
replicas of portraits in the McKenney & Hall Collection
Hours will vary. We are open if the Welcome flag is out, and remember – we’re always open online!
Museum of Ojibwa CultureMuseum of Ojibwa Culture
Museum of Ojibwa Culture | St. Ignace, Michigan
The city-operated museum and park portray a vivid picture of life in the Straits of Mackinac over 300 years ago when Ojibwa, Huron, Odawa and French lifestyles met at this protected bay. Museum exhibits show Ojibwa Indian culture and traditions, the French contact period, and the site’s rich archaeology. Outdoor exhibits and a long house explain Huron life here. Woodland Indian Culture French Jesuit Mission Significant Archaeological Site National Historic Landmark Michigan Registered Historic Site Ongoing video presentation Museum store features area’s largest selection of Native American books, music and locally-made certified Native American art and craft.
We provide both indoor and outdoor exhibits that allow you a glimpse into the Ojibwa culture and the lifestyles of the Huron. This is also where the French Jesuit Mission was located where Father Marquette resided and is the final resting place for Father Jacques Marquette.
The region’s largest selection of handcrafted Native American art and crafts. Find beautiful work from renowned artists for purchase, including sculpture, paintings, jewelry, bead-work, pottery, baskets, moccasins, educational resources, and more.
There’s always something going on at the museum, from seasonal demonstrations to workshops and kid’s crafts. also, A free guided walking tour through Saint Ignace.
- Cultural and Historic Teachings, Mondays & Tuesdays (seasonal)
- Friday Night at the Museum, Fridays (seasonal)
Northern SailsNorthern Sails
Clothing in sizes infant to adult 5X; souvenirs, gifts, jewelry, toys and sunglasses. Everything under $24.00 storewide!
Original Murdick’s FudgeOriginal Murdick’s Fudge
1880s – 1910s
In 1887, father-and-son sail makers, Henry and Jerome “Rome” Murdick, were commissioned to create canvas awnings for the new Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
“The Grand” would eventually contribute in a huge way to making the Mackinac region a center of booming tourism.
With the Murdicks’ arrival to the island came Mrs. Henry Murdick (Sara) and her exquisite confectionery skills and recipes
In 1887, Mackinac Island’s first candy shop opened as Murdick’s Candy Kitchen. Henry Murdick continued to make sails in the back of the building, while up front, Rome crafted fudge using his mother’s recipe. The renowned marble table gave the fudge a unique texture and also provided a veritable “stage” on which to show visitors how fudge is made.
Rome’s oldest son, Gould, soon mastered the skills of fudge making. However, World War I impacted sugar rationing, bringing many fudge businesses to a halt on Mackinac Island.
1920s – 1940s
In 1920, Rome and Gould revitalized fudge making and their “show.” They added music and large ceiling fans so the sweet aroma of fudge would waft into the street. Other families opened fudge shops as well during this time, as the temperate climate conditions on the island are conducive to fudge making. But with the Great Depression in 1929, all closed, except Murdick’s Candy Kitchen.
Post-Depression business became even more challenging (on some days, Gould sold only one pound of fudge!). Gould sold the business to Harold May in 1940 (Gould agreed that the Murdick family would not compete in the candy business on Mackinac Island for ten years.)
1950s – 1960s
Jerome Murdick, Gould’s half-brother, opened Murdick’s Luncheonette on the island in 1957. When the non-compete clause expired, Jerome began to sell fudge at the luncheonette and eventually converted his business into Murdick’s Candy Kitchen, using the name of his great grandfather’s (Henry Murdick) original shop. Jerome continued the family fudge-making tradition using the original recipe. Each summer, Jerome and his wife, Grace, ran the Main Street business (the couple lived in the back of their shop).
Meanwhile, young entrepreneur Bob Benser, Sr. arrived to the island in 1955. Bob built and ran a Tastee Freeze ice cream shop next to Murdick’s Candy Kitchen. Jerome and Grace treated Bob like the son they never had. When Jerome became ill, Bob stepped in to help Grace keep the business open. He learned about how to make fudge, exact cooking and shaping temperatures and the all-important fudge-paddle movements. After leasing and operating the business, Bob Benser, Sr. bought the Murdicks’ business in 1969.
Today,the company still follows Sara Murdick’s recipe and the old-fashioned fudge-making techniques that have been passed down through the generations. Original Murdick’s Fudge has expanded to other locations on Mackinac Island as well as in Mackinaw City and St. Ignace, Michigan, in addition to three stores and a bakery in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Bob Benser, Sr. and Bob Benser, Jr. continue that tradition today along with the entire Benser family.
Original Murdick’s Fudge of Mackinac Island
MAKE IT MOUTHWATERING: We handcraft 18 flavors of our fresh Mackinac Island fudge, brittle and toffee treats daily for our three Sweet Summer gift boxes.
MAKE IT CUSTOMIZED: Create your summer gift selections — big or small — to include any combo of Mackinac Island fudge, caramel corn, toffees and brittles.
MAKE IT MACKINAC: To celebrate “National Fudge Day,” we unveiled our wonderful new flavor – Salted Toasted Coconut Double Chocolate.
MAKE IT MEMORABLE: Sweeten your wedding with Original Murdick’s Fudge, brittle or toffee in 3×3-inch favor boxes.
St. Ignace Area HopeSt. Ignace Area Hope
All items for resale are “sold” for donations only. We encourage those who can be generous to be generous.
Those who donate less are generous as well.
All proceeds go directly into the Hope treasury and enable Hope to grant financial aid to those in our community who need it.
Accepting donations of good clean clothing, household items, toys, knickknacks, etc.
NO appliances, please!
We reserve the right to refuse any items that do not meet our standards.
St. Ignace In BloomSt. Ignace In Bloom
St. Ignace In Bloom | St. Ignace, Michigan
St. Ignace In Bloom is a full-service greenhouse and florist. Fresh arrangements for any occasion, houseplants, annuals, perennials, shrubs, berries, fruit trees. Gourmet baskets – fruit, cracker/cheese, coffee/tea, Mackinac chocolates, etc.
Located at: 259 Bertrand Street, St. Ignace, Michigan
Phone: (906) 643-9480