The Original Murdicks Fudge Co of Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island's rich history and natural beauty have brought millions of visitors for decades. A flavorful part of the Island's history is Murdick's Fudge. We are proud of our rich heritage and will continue to live up to our Pledge of Purity that never allows imitation flavorings and only real cream and butter. Students love working at Murdick's Fudge for many reasons – a fun, friendly work environment is just the start! The island is summer home to many American students and international workers, so there are always new people to practice your English with. And what could be more fun than working at a candy shop?


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Why should you work for Murdick’s Fudge?


·          Great housing provided for a low price!

·          Get an authentic small town experience

·          Practice your English language skills with customers and co-workers

Comments from last year’s students:

" Working in a fudge store is a good thing, what makes me happy is seeing people's smile when they come in the store, they are happy when they see fudge and that makes me happy too."- E.M. (Kosovo)

Did you know…?


·          Cars and other motor vehicles are not allowed on Mackinac Island and have been banned since 1898

·          Mackinac Island is separated from the mainland of Michigan by 3 miles (4.8 km) of water.

·          The island has a year-round population of just 492 people but in the summer have as many as 15,000 visitors per day.

·          At 5 miles long, the Mackinac Bridge is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. It took 3 years to complete and was opened in 1957.

·          Bordering 4 of the 5 Great Lakes, Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline of any state.


What is the weather like on Mackinac Island, Michigan?


Mackinac Island’s climate is mild during summer when temperatures tend to be around 60°F (15°C) and extremely cold during winter when temperatures tend to be in the teens. The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 75°F (24°C) while the coldest month of the year is February with an average minimum temperature of 12°F (-11°C). Temperature variations between night and day tend to be fairly limited during summer with a difference that can reach 15°F and fairly limited during winter with an average difference of 14°F. For the current weather conditions in Mackinac Island, MI, please visit


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How to Get There

It is recommended that students fly into Pellston Regional Airport. From the airport students need to take a van to Mackinaw City ( in order to catch the ferry to Mackinac Island. Please make sure to check the ferry schedule when booking your ticket. At the beginning and end of the season, the ferry runs less frequently. Once you reach Mackinac Island your employer can meet you to take you to your housing. Students should keep in contact with their employer so they are aware of their departure and arrival times/dates.


If you want a less expensive flight, you can fly into Detroit (DTW). However, it will add an extra day to your travel time. From Detroit, take a bus ( to St. Ignace where you can get the ferry to Mackinac Island.


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