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Unexpected Adventure Time

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  Things look a little differently today compared to the last few weeks. We’re taking this time to reflect on our blessing, of holding those we love close and thinking of those in need. We’ve been busy this week with board games and puzzles from the shop (have you tried the Michigan puzzle we have in the shop? It is SO fun!) and also maybe building a blanket fort or two from some of these vintage blankets.  Recently, we saw a post mentioning how loving those we care about, spending time outside and taking care of ourselves is the perfect...

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Northern Lights in Michigan

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Did you know that sometimes you can see the Northern Lights on Mackinac Island?  There are a total of 10 Dark Sky Parks in the United States and less than 200 in the entire world - and one of the Dark Sky Parks is across from Mackinac Island, outside of Mackinaw City named Headlands International Dark Sky Park.  Key months to see the the Northern Lights in Michigan are August - April, with peak months being April, October and November. You will need a clear night, with limited light pollution. That’s why Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island are such great...

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Exploring Kitch-iti-kipi

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Remember our blog post about our 2020 Michigan Bucket List? Today, we are talking about #2 on the list: visiting Kitch-iti-kipi! This is the most beautiful natural spring in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan! If you have kids, they will love to go across the spring on the glass bottomed boat, looking at all the fish!  Kitch-iti-kipi is 200 feet across and 40 feet deep! Interestingly enough, the spring never freezes, because it remains at 45 degrees all year long, no matter what the air temperature is! There is a glass bottom raft that sits on top of the spring...

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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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