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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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Spring Bucket List for Mackinac Island

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With spring officially here, it’s time to make a bucket list of fun things to do on Mackinac Island and in Northern Michigan!  Some of the items on the list may still include a little bit of snow (because it’s still everywhere in Northern Michigan!) but there are also some fun activities to look forward to later in spring when the snow is finally gone. Photo Courtesy of Sara Wright Explore the frozen waterfalls in the Upper Peninsula. Did you know that there are more than 300 waterfalls in the UP? Plan a trip to explore some of these gorgeous...

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Favorite Cabin Memories

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Growing up, you have that special place that feels like home. That you can’t quite put into words, but it’s extremely special to you. You would go there with your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Typically, in the summer or over holidays you would wake up feeling like you were in the best spot in the world. When thinking of favorite memories from days gone by, the only thing that pops into one’s mind is that of cabin memories. We all have them, and they come up every so often, especially when a sight, smell or feeling triggers our...

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Winter Camping

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Winter can seem endless, but a lot of outdoors men and women don’t let a little cold weather / snow stand in their way of camping! Winter camping is popular in all parts of Northern Michigan, but there are a few spots that are favorites: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Park: This is a cool spot (literally!) to see ice pancakes and beautiful winter scenes. Camping is allowed throughout the park. Sources claim that Chapel Loop is the best spot, which is a 10.4 mile loop. Porcupine Mountains: If you want to go camping, but not have the full outdoor experience...

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