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14 Gifts from Canvas and Paddle for Your Valentine!

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Roo Kee Roo Print: This  art print is from a land of simple greatness. Lost to some, you can still go there. And when you return, show this print as proof that it exists.Michigan, Water Wonderland: These canvas prints are multi-colored, hand pulled, screen prints featuring hand lettered type.  They are original designs and hand printed on a natural canvas.  MI State Parks Hoodie: All of your favorite activities are featured on this soft, cozy hoodie in the same modern graphic icons you’ll find on signage throughout our state park system. Slip it on and experience the comfort of one our state parks—no matter...

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A Blog on Thankfulness

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This past week was filled with so many loved ones gathered together, with thankfulness in abundance. To celebrate the end of one week and the beginning of a new week, we have made a list of things we are thankful for! Memories: We are thankful for all the wonderful times that are shared in the slow and simple moments. Loved Ones: Life would mean so much less without the loved friends and family that make life so great. Adventure: It’s out there! We are thankful for the opportunity to constantly find new places to explore and that we live in...

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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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Fall Bucket List

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The first day of fall is just around the corner! We’ve rounded up a few fall favorite pumpkin patches, apple mills and more that are favorite places for Michigan residents to visit:  Pond Hill Farm is located a little north of Harbor Springs and is so fun to visit in the fall! They have a pumpkin launcher, animals to see, hayrides, pumpkin patch and more! It’s the perfect family friendly outing for you and your kids on a fall afternoon - they even have a farm - to -table restaurant for a delicious lunch or dinner! Fall Color Tour: Have...

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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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