News — Winter

Way to Be Outside in the New Year

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Happy New Year! At Canvas and Paddle, we’re setting the goal to be outside more, drink more water and get that Vitamin D sunshine as much as possible, which can be hard in Northern Michigan! We thought we’d share some ways that we plan to get outside this month: Walking the local trails.  Snowshoeing at a nearby State Park (find a list for a state park close to you here: https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79133_79205---,00.html) Go sledding with the family at a local hill or just in your backyard! Head to the ski slopes for some downhill skiing or cross country skiing.  Fat tire...

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Winter Fun in Northern Michigan!

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  Snow has finally arrived in Michigan and we are ready for it! Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite Up North Winter Activities and where to go!  Snow Shoeing: There are so many trails in Northern Michigan to use for snow shoeing. There are trails at North Central Michigan College that are perfect to use, or another local favorite is Pond Hill Farms! Pond Hill Farms has miles of trails for Snow Shoeing, Cross County Skiing, Fat Tire Biking and Sledding!  Skiing: Do you like to ski? While it might be different this year, the ski slopes are still...

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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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