The Fort Gift Shop

The Fort Gift Shop is located in Mackinaw City, and is one of many candy and gift shops frequented by tourists in this beautiful Great Lakes destination. Candy is a traditional part of American culture, and our family operates the store to bring our clients joy, fun, and happiness. The Fort Gift Shop and the employers neighboring stores, The Bargain Barn and I-75 Plaza have been run the current owners for over 30 years!

If you are looking for a unique experience in a rural setting, you will love everything that Mackinaw City has to offer!


Reasons to join us this season:

·          Reasonably-priced housing provided by employer!

·          Everything you could possibly need/want is within walking distance

·          Employer organizes trips to nearby islands


About Mackinaw City, Michigan:

The Village of Mackinaw City is a resort community located on the shores of the Straits of Mackinac at the tip of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Please click the following video to view our historic and most beautiful surroundings: The Gateway to all Things Northern Michigan.


Mackinaw City is a great place to live, work, and visit with beautiful scenic views of the Great Lakes, Mackinac Bridge, and countryside. The Village is host to over 1.2 million visitors each year who enjoy the Village’s scenic beauty, 100+ retail shops, exciting attractions, marinas, great restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfasts, and campgrounds.


Public transportation options are limited in Mackinaw City. Students generally commute using bicycles.


For more information visit:

Tripadvisor Mackinaw City

Pure Michigan – Mackinaw City


Weather in Mackinaw City, Michigan:

Mackinaw City has warm to hot humid summer when temperatures tend to be around 77°F (25°C). The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 81°F (27°C).


For the current weather conditions in Mackinac Island, MI, please visit


How to Get There

Students should expect to pay $100 to get from the airport to housing and should plan to arrive between 8 am and 8 pm.

There are two options:

1. Pellston Airport:

The closest airport to Mackinaw City is Pellston (about 15 Miles from the island) but is more expensive and the planes only run through Detroit through Northwest Airlines. Depending upon the time of arrival there is a hotel directly across from the airport called the Pellston Lodge. Their contact details are:

Phone: 231.539.7000


2. Detroit Airport

If you choose to fly into Detroit, this will be the closest you will get for the better price. However you will have to take into consideration the expense for a hotel and the greyhound bus to arrive to Mackinaw City.

Phone: 1.800.231.2222 (In the USA)