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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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#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 Are Loving

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Today we are highlighting the Top 10 Instagram accounts that we are loving this winter! These accounts are keeping us feeling adventurous amidst the cold but yet cozy by the fire! These accounts are some of our favorites to follow year round - they feature Michigan accounts and beyond!  MackinacIsle: Of course, you have to follow the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau for all of the information on what’s happening on the Island! During the winter, they share awesome posts from the summer to remind you of the warm and sunny days that are coming! GreenDrinks: Sara is a Mackinac Island based photographer...

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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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Fall on Mackinac

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The temperatures have dropped drastically since Labor Day, with the highs in the 60s during the day and it getting down to the low 50s / high 40s at night! We are hoping for an Indian summer. No matter how chilly it is, there is always something to do, if you are bundled up enough!  Here are a few items that we are going to do on Mackinac Island this fall:  Sunrise Kayaking Trip with Great Turtle Kayak Tours. Horseback Trail Riding to see the colors on the trails. Try Pumpkin Spice Fudge from the different fudge shops. Ride the...

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