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Snowshoeing in Michigan

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Have you ever tried snowshoeing? In Northern Michigan, the sport of snowshoeing is quite popular for those who prefer to stay off the ski slopes! Snowshoeing is a way to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, grab some sun rays and escape the sedentary nature that comes with winter.  Have you ever tried snowshoeing? In Northern Michigan, the sport of snowshoeing is quite popular for those who prefer to stay off the ski slopes! Snowshoeing is a way to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, grab some sun rays and escape the sedentary nature that comes with winter. ...

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Winter Event on Mackinac Island

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Winter on Mackinac Island is probably different than anything you have ever experienced! It can take a little while to adjust to the winter on the island, but once you do, you love it with all your heart! This year on February 1st and March 7th, there is an awesome experience happening - the Fort Mackinac Turtle Trek! Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau said this about the event: “A unique lantern-lit cross country ski and snowshoeing event on 2 miles of the island’s immaculately groomed trails. Trail begins at Greaney Grove, located next to Fort Mackinac.” Be sure to bring your...

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Mackinac's Classic Christmas Weekend

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Mackinac's classic Christmas weekend benefiting Mackinac Island's Churches and Mackinac Island Medical Center is happening this weekend! This is a yearly tradition where  the community of year-long residents gather to celebrate the Christmas season. The Mackinac Island Community Hall is opened up for shopping, an auction and meals! All of the profits are given back to the churches and medical center.  The Christmas Tree Lighting was last night, Friday, December 6th at 5:00 PM in the center of Main Street.  There is a snowmobile raffle, too! Attendees purchase tickets to win a 2020 Yamaha Snowmobile which benefits the Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar....

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All About S'mores

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One of the best parts of camping is when the sun sets for the evening and everyone gathers close by the fire, huddled in sweatshirts and blankets.  Someone in the group might pull out a guitar or the radio plays slowly in the background. A fun song might be sung or a game is played to keep everyone entertained for the evening. Eventually, everyone’s favorite part of the night is here. The time when the wooden sticks are pulled out and it is time for s’mores to concocted.  Growing up, only graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows were used to create s’mores....

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Canvas and Paddle Instagram Takeover: Green Drinks

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Did you follow Canvas and Paddle's Instagram Takeover from Sara Wright, @greendrinks? If you missed it, head over to @canvasandpaddle on Instagram to see what’s been posted lately. Sara Wright is the face behind @greendrinks and @itswonderfulphotography. Sara lives on Mackinac Island year round working as a photographer and marketing coordinator for Grand Hotel! She also runs It's Wonderful Photography, a small wedding photography company based here on Mackinac Island and Northern Michigan. “What’s your favorite part of living on Mackinac Island?” "The best part about living on Mackinac Island, aside from the obvious beauty of being surrounded by such...

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