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Spring Bucket List

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It’s officially SPRING and we are loving the warmer weather! We’ve created a Mackinac Island Spring Bucket List!  Bike Around Mackinac Island: This is one of our favorite things to do, whenever the weather is cooperating! As soon as the snow is cleared, hit the road to bike 8.2 miles around the island! Skip Rocks at Windermere Point: In the new spring weather, the rocks at Windermere have been turned over during the winer and are ready to be picked up and skipped!  Visit Arch Rock: Head over to Arch Rock to see the beautiful water coming out from it’s...

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Crossing the Straits

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Have you ever wondered what the Straits of Mackinac looks like during the winter season? Here are some shots from the winter boat this past week.  During the winter, the Mighty Huron boat, aka 'Slow Boat' goes across the Straits of Mackinac from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island. Since it’s slightly shorter from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island, the boat just runs from St. Ignace from November 1st and not from Mackinaw City. It takes about one hour to get across and so often, you will see the sunrise while on the boat. It is absolutely stunning.  The lake is...

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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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Mackinac Island State Park

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Photo from Mackinac Island State Park Did you know that Mackinac Island State Park was Michigan’s first state park? Before it was a state park, it was a national park - being the nation’s second national park! The Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau has a lot more information on this on their website, here! Mackinac Island State Park has over 70 miles of trails and roads for you to explore by bike, horseback or foot. The most traveled trail on the Island is M-185, the 8.2 loop that goes around Mackinac Island.  Some of our staff make it their goal each...

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