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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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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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Michigan Made Lines

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Happy 4th of July Weekend! Today on the blog, we are sharing about Michigan made lines that you can find at Canvas and Paddle!  A State of Copper: One of a kind art work featuring the great state of Michigan. These beautiful copper wall art pieces are made using heavy gauge copper and various patinas and processes. The pieces are then framed in barn wood. Each piece is an original.  Journals Unlimited supplies our Kraft Journals and Jumbo Notepads: These themed Kraft journals are so fun to use! Remember your favorite trip Up North, to the National Parks or camping. Whatever adventure you...

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Biking on Mackinac Island

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It's getting closer and closer to the time where Mackinac Island will start to come alive for the 2020 season! With Opening Day and The First Day of Spring approaching, here are some of the best bike rides to do once you're on Mackinac Island this spring!  1. Bike up to Fort Holmes: You cannot beat the view of the Mackinac Bridge and the Great Lakes from the top of Mackinac Island at Fort Holmes! Bike up to the fort for unbelievable views and photo opportunities.  2. Bike around Mackinac Island: There is something special about biking around Mackinac Island...

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