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Another season on Mackinac is here!  We are SO excited! Here are a few of our favorite things to do in the Spring on Mackinac: Bike Around the Island: You can never bike around Mackinac Island too many times! This is one of our favorite things to do, and we would do it every single day if possible! It’s so fun when you have time for a leisurely bike ride and are able to make many stops! We love to stop at Arch Rock, British Landing, Devil’s Kitchen and anywhere else that we find along the way!  Visit Fort Mackinac:...

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Michigan State Parks to Visit this Spring!

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Tahquamenon Falls State Park has almost 50,000 acres, over 13 miles. Did you know that the Upper Falls is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi. It has a drop of nearly 50 feet and is more than 200 feet across. A maximum flow of more than 50,000 gallons of water per second has been recorded cascading over these falls. (For more information on the falls, read here on Pure Michigan!)  Tahquamenon Falls State Park is open year round and is incredibly beautiful to visit any time of the year!  There are a six trails that are perfect...

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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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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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