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Shopping & Unique Experiences

Welcome to The Nordic Pineapple's guide to the best shopping and unique experiences in and around St. Johns. Explore our charming town and its neighboring areas, where you'll find a rich tapestry of local shops, boutiques, and hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. From quaint storefronts in St. Johns to nearby attractions that offer something special for every visitor, join us on a journey through this vibrant region of Michigan. Whether you're searching for handmade crafts, antique treasures, or simply a unique experience, let us be your guide to all that our community has to offer.

Clothes display at The Mint Door
The Mint Door

The Mint Door, nestled in downtown St. Johns, is a charming boutique specializing in unique women's clothing. With its curated selection, you're guaranteed to discover something special every time you visit. Make sure to explore this hidden gem on your next trip to town!

(517) 617-8992
Distance: 0.5 Miles
Display of candles
Kymora Kandles

Kymora Candle Outlet is a true local gem in our community. This charming store is my go-to whenever I need a gift. The staff is incredibly friendly and always ready to assist, especially when you're undecided. Their handmade candles and air fresheners are simply unmatched. It's definitely a must-visit spot!

(989) 534-2300
Distance: 0.6 Miles
Products at The Minty Mitten
The Minty Mitten

The Minty Mitten is a charming gift shop nestled in Downtown St. Johns, MI, offering a unique selection of Michigan Made and Michigan Inspired treasures. Explore handcrafted gifts, custom items, souvenirs, and delicious local foods—all perfect for finding that special something.

(989) 640-2632
Distance: 0.6 Miles
Women crafting at Whimsical pARTy
Whimsical pARTy Studio

Whimsical pARTy Gallery is your inclusive space for creative expression. They love hosting private art parties, perfect for girls' weekends or family retreats, where you and your friends can relax and get creative. For smaller groups, they offer public classes in various forms of media such as wood, clay, vinyl, canvas, leather, and glassware. Explore DIY pARTies, Maker Camps for young art enthusiasts, and guided workshops—all designed to ignite your creativity!

(906) 362-5759
Distance: 0.6 Miles
Oh Mi Organics
Oh MI Organics

Oh Mi Organics is a chocolate lover's dream! Known locally as Willy Wonka, they craft uniquely flavored chocolates, including ones that change flavor and one that even make you smell roses. Their chocolates are not only delicious but also cater to special dietary needs like dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, and vegan options. Don't miss their renowned cold brew and must-try taco hummus. Visiting here isn't just about chocolate—it's a delightful experience waiting to unfold. Don't forget to ask them about their story!

Distance: 0.7 Miles
Entrance at Andy T's
Andy T's Farmers Market

Discover a delightful country market offering our own homegrown veggies at Andy T's Farmers Market; Andy's Gourmet Sweet Corn, Michigan-grown fruit, and fresh baked goods from our bakery. Embrace the autumn spirit with activities like wagon rides to our U-Pick pumpkin patch, pumpkin slingshot, corn maze, goat mountain, and more. Explore a wide variety of seasonal offerings including apple cider, apples, Christmas trees, pumpkins, and more. Open daily from April to October, 9am to 7pm, and featuring a charming selection of local products and family-friendly activities.

(989) 224-7674
Distance: 3.1 Miles
Brides in front of Becker's Bridal
Becker's Bridal

Explore over 2,000 gowns from 40 designers, including exclusive styles, at Becker’s Bridal, drawing brides from Michigan, the Midwest, and beyond. Enjoy exceptional comfort and convenience at The Nordic Pineapple, located just 10 minutes away. We offer the closest and best accommodations for your wedding dress shopping experience at Becker’s Bridal.

(989) 593-2595
Distance: 9.6 Miles
FootGolf Players
FootGolf at Royal Scot

Looking for a unique and exciting sport in the Lansing area? FootGolf, offered at one of only two courses in the Midwest, combines the best of soccer and golf. Challenge yourself to kick a soccer ball into a 21-inch cup with as few tries as possible—it's perfect for all ages and quickly gaining popularity across the US. Best of all, it only takes half the time of traditional golf.


  • 9 Holes: $10/person (estimated 1 hour play time)*
  • 18 Holes: $15/person (estimated 2 hours play time)*

Come join the fun and show off your skills!

(517) 321-3071
Distance: 20 Miles
Fancy Ice Cream Sundae
Park Lake Creamery

Nestled on a tranquil lake in Bath, MI, this gourmet chocolate, ice cream & coffee shop offers a unique experience. Everything is made from scratch with wholesome ingredients, ensuring premium quality. Indulge in a variety of chocolates, fancy ice cream desserts, and exquisite coffee drinks, with vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free options available. Enjoy the peaceful lake setting year-round—rent a kayak or canoe in summer, and in winter, savor a hot mocha on our lakeside deck. Don't miss local artist Richard Park's famous Blue Loop exhibit nearby!

(517) 657-4400
Distance: 20 Miles
People Walking in Old Town
Old Town

Old Town is Lansing's original downtown and boutique district. The neighborhood's beautiful Victorian buildings are filled with unique galleries, tasty eateries, quaint boutiques, creative businesses, specialty shops, nightclubs, and more. This arts district hosts festivals, gallery walks, and farmers' markets throughout the year. This is the place for exceptional customer service and that little something extra. It's a great place to spend an afternoon or evening and it's just 30 minutes south of The Nordic Pineapple.

Distance: 22 Miles
Demented Mitten Tours Logo
Demented Mitten Tours

Due to ongoing safety concerns related to COVID-19, Demented Mitten Tours has temporarily paused operations. They specialize in exploring historically notorious and rumored haunted locations in the Mid-Michigan area from March through October. We encourage you to check with us for updates on when tours will resume. Your safety and enjoyment are their top priorities, and they look forward to welcoming you back as soon as possible.

Distance: 25 Miles
Glass Blowing
Fireworks Glass Studio

Located in Williamston, Michigan, Fireworks Glass Studios is a family-friendly destination where skilled artists create distinctive artistic pieces using traditional glass blowing techniques. Visitors are invited to watch their artists at work and engage with them, asking questions about the fascinating process. They create pieces Monday through Saturday, with hours from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and extended hours until 6:00 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Come witness the artistry firsthand at Fireworks Glass Studios!

(517) 655-4000
Distance: 38 Miles
Cutting green peppers
Le Chat Gourmet Culinary Arts

Le Chat Gourmet Culinary Arts invites you to indulge in a culinary adventure with our "hands-on" cooking classes designed for every level of cook. Their state-of-the-art classroom kitchen and gourmet cookware shop provide the perfect setting. Enjoy personalized instruction from Chef Denene Vincent, who guides you from food prep to plate presentation. During warmer months, join them for garden tours amidst stunning views, where fresh herbs and produce inspire seasonal cuisine creations. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and check otheir website for upcoming classes. Kjersten took an amazing bread-making class here and it was fabulous!

(517) 663-7322
Distance: 38 Miles