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Way to Be Outside in the New Year

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Happy New Year! At Canvas and Paddle, we’re setting the goal to be outside more, drink more water and get that Vitamin D sunshine as much as possible, which can be hard in Northern Michigan! We thought we’d share some ways that we plan to get outside this month: Walking the local trails.  Snowshoeing at a nearby State Park (find a list for a state park close to you here: https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79133_79205---,00.html) Go sledding with the family at a local hill or just in your backyard! Head to the ski slopes for some downhill skiing or cross country skiing.  Fat tire...

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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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Instagram Accounts We're Loving!

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Today we are highlighting the Top 10 Instagram accounts that we are loving this fall! These accounts are fun to follow as they are currently sharing all things fall. These accounts show the beauty of so many spots - featuring Michigan and beyond. We know you’ll be adding quite a few spots to your bucket list after reading this blog. Aaron Herek: This account has been featuring all the best of fall in Northern Michigan! Check out what it looks like at Lake Superior State Park this fall or what Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore looked like earlier this month. After...

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Fall Favorites

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What is your favorite thing to do in the fall? If we had to choose a favorite thing to do each fall, it would be taking a walk outside in the crisp fall air, looking at all the leaves changing! A few of our favorite places to take fall walks are: Pond Hill Farms: They have great walking trails in the back of their property that make for great spots to see the leaves! There are so many colors to observe that it makes for a beautiful and peaceful walk in the woods. Leslie Avenue: We’ve written about Leslie Avenue before, how...

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Michigan Fall Getaways

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It’s been a crazy summer, with things being way different than ever  before! Along with the changes, people have been handling summer vacation plans in new ways!  If you’re looking for a last minute getaway for the fall, here are some fun and creative ideas for escaping! Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Yurts Shot from: https://www2.dnr.state.mi.us/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?id=426&type=SPRK Have you ever stayed in a yurt before? The circular shapes of yurts are to help keep the wind pressure to a minimum! The yurts in the Porcupine Mountains come with beds, stoves, but they don’t have water or electricity, so you still have that camping feel...

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