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Journals Unlimited

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Journals Unlimited

We love carrying Michigan made lines at Canvas & Paddle! Our product lines focus on the necessities and wants for the adventurer and the one who is passionate about life up north.   Today we are highlighting the brand of Journals Unlimited. Have you ever wondered about how Journals Unlimited got started? Read the story from founder, Barbara Morina! Every journal tells a story. In the summer of 1997 while vacationing on the west coast of Michigan, I went in search of a travel journal.  I wanted a journal with specific spaces for recording information such as places I visited and people...

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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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Michigan State Parks to Visit this Spring!

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Tahquamenon Falls State Park has almost 50,000 acres, over 13 miles. Did you know that the Upper Falls is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi. It has a drop of nearly 50 feet and is more than 200 feet across. A maximum flow of more than 50,000 gallons of water per second has been recorded cascading over these falls. (For more information on the falls, read here on Pure Michigan!)  Tahquamenon Falls State Park is open year round and is incredibly beautiful to visit any time of the year!  There are a six trails that are perfect...

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A Winter Weekend on Mackinac

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A Winter Weekend on Mackinac

  Ferry service to Mackinac Island stopped the first week of February and after one week of only being able to fly to Mackinac Island, the ice bridge from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island formed. For most islanders, this is a favorite time of year - to be able to freely leave the island and head to the main land within 20 minutes. The ice bridge is 3.5 miles in length and is lined with Christmas trees so islanders can follow the path.      Some winters an ice bridge is not formed if the weather is too mild, and...

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Stormy Kromer at Canvas + Paddle

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Stormy Kromer at Canvas + Paddle

Shots from Stormy Kromer  Here, at Canvas and Paddle, we are passionate about the outdoors - life at the cabin, the lake, the lodge - your happy place.  On of our partners lines that focus on the necessities and wants for the adventurer and the one who is passionate about life up north is Stormy Kromer.  Today, we wanted to take a little bit of time to tell you more about why we love Stormy Kromer!  Stormy Kromer has been around for over 100 years and is a proven and trusted brand by men and women all over the United...

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