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Journals Unlimited

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Journals Unlimited

We love carrying Michigan made lines at Canvas & Paddle! Our product lines focus on the necessities and wants for the adventurer and the one who is passionate about life up north.   Today we are highlighting the brand of Journals Unlimited. Have you ever wondered about how Journals Unlimited got started? Read the story from founder, Barbara Morina! Every journal tells a story. In the summer of 1997 while vacationing on the west coast of Michigan, I went in search of a travel journal.  I wanted a journal with specific spaces for recording information such as places I visited and people...

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Stormy Kromer at Canvas + Paddle

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Stormy Kromer at Canvas + Paddle

Shots from Stormy Kromer  Here, at Canvas and Paddle, we are passionate about the outdoors - life at the cabin, the lake, the lodge - your happy place.  On of our partners lines that focus on the necessities and wants for the adventurer and the one who is passionate about life up north is Stormy Kromer.  Today, we wanted to take a little bit of time to tell you more about why we love Stormy Kromer!  Stormy Kromer has been around for over 100 years and is a proven and trusted brand by men and women all over the United...

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Greany Grove

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Today we’re sharing about Greany Grove on Mackinac Island! Did you know that every season, different Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops come to work at Fort Mackinac and stay in the Barracks on the Fort grounds?  The program all started in 1929 with eight Eagle Scouts and has grown from there. In 1975, the first Girl Scout Troops were welcomed into the program! Before he was President, Gerald R. Ford served as a guide at Fort Mackinac and as the Michigan “Governor’s Honor Guard”.  Greany Grove, which is located on the East Bluff, near Fort Mackinac is in honor...

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Winter Fun in Northern Michigan!

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  Snow has finally arrived in Michigan and we are ready for it! Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite Up North Winter Activities and where to go!  Snow Shoeing: There are so many trails in Northern Michigan to use for snow shoeing. There are trails at North Central Michigan College that are perfect to use, or another local favorite is Pond Hill Farms! Pond Hill Farms has miles of trails for Snow Shoeing, Cross County Skiing, Fat Tire Biking and Sledding!  Skiing: Do you like to ski? While it might be different this year, the ski slopes are still...

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#OptOutside

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Photo Courtesy of REI A few years ago REI started a movement to #OPTOUTSIDE on Black Friday, rather than hitting the stores for sales.  As a seasonal store, the idea of Opting Outside does not affect us, since our storefront isn’t open on that day. We realize that it will affect some of our friends, but we encourage you to #OptOutside on Friday and then visit some of our favorite shops on Small Business Saturday! (Nicole recently shared on the Little Luxuries’ blog some of her favorite places in Petoskey, Michigan, including some businesses where you can shop on Small...

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