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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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2020 Michigan Bucket List

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  What’s on your 2020 Bucket List? We’ve picked out 20 cool ideas of things around the State of Michigan we think you should add to your list! Plan a trip to Mackinac Island: Obviously we had to include this, but have you visited Mackinac Island for the opening weekend? It’s definitely quieter than visiting in July, but just as fun! There is excitement in the air for all that is about to happen for the new season! Visit the five parks that are operated by the National Park Service in Michigan: Pictured Rocks, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Isle Royale National Park,...

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Centennial Celebration for Michigan State Parks Continues

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This year the Michigan State Parks is celebrating 100 years, as they were established on May 12, 1919. The State Park system has gone all out in creating a year long celebration for this momentous occasion. So many events have happened this year for the Centennial Celebration, but we wanted to tell you about one of our favorite events that was created. The Virtual Race series was created specifically for the busy individual in an effort to encourage you to get out and explore. One run in The Virtual Race Series is the MI Run, which you can do on...

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Campfire Games

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  There are still a few good weekends ahead where you can get out by the campfire in the backyard for s’mores or head to the woods for a weekend of peace and quiet while camping with family and friends. Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do when you’re camping and the sunset is so early in the evening - tonight the sunset before 7 PM on Mackinac Island! If you’re camping in the Upper Peninsula over the next few weeks, it will continue to get earlier and earlier!  Here are a few campfire games to have ready, just...

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Fall Bucket List

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The first day of fall is just around the corner! We’ve rounded up a few fall favorite pumpkin patches, apple mills and more that are favorite places for Michigan residents to visit:  Pond Hill Farm is located a little north of Harbor Springs and is so fun to visit in the fall! They have a pumpkin launcher, animals to see, hayrides, pumpkin patch and more! It’s the perfect family friendly outing for you and your kids on a fall afternoon - they even have a farm - to -table restaurant for a delicious lunch or dinner! Fall Color Tour: Have...

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