Sometimes it takes the perfect picnic, or a little gizmo, to make your 4th of July Northern Michigan vacations sail by with ease. Whether you’re headed to the beach, out on a sail boat, or enjoying one of the many Northern Michigan festivals this Independence Day there are plenty of Michigan-made goods from that will meet all of your holiday needs. Read on for the ShopMyNorth 4th of July shopping guide.

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 Cottage MorningWake Up With a Cup of Northern Michigan Joe

← Start your day off right with a cup of Joe brought to you by Deep Blue Coffee Company of Northern Michigan. Select from options like Summer Campfire and Coffeehouse Blend. Or, go the traditional route with Cottage Morning—a medium-dark blend filled with the crispness of a morning over Lake Michigan. $16 per bag.

Fill your Picnic Basket

If a day at the beach is in your 4th of July plans than make sure to stock up on Northern Michigan food goods for your lunch, and maybe, dinner picnic. No 4th of July would be complete without a BBQ: pick up some Alden Mill House spices to give your burgers that extra kick and wash it down with some Northwoods Soda. Or, try some Grand Traverse Culinary Oils in your salads and pasta dishes. Nothing will taste better with your Northern Michigan bottle of wine at sunset than Wee Bee Jammin‘ jellies with crackers and cheese. And finally, to top off your 4th of July picnic, stock up on  sweets from Benjamin Twiggs.

Be sure to read about some of our “taste-tested” beyond S’Mores recipes here.FirEASE

Keep the Fire Going

In order to cook those S’Mores you’re going to have to get a fire roaring. Luckily, FirEASE is making it easier to keep your fire contained—good news for those who want to take their bonfire to the beaches. The solid steel construction of each IncinerGrate is portable and durable. →

mn-hd-navyShow Your Michigan Pride

← Make sure you pack a sweatshirt if you plan on heading down to the water to catch some 4th of July fireworks. Michigan Nightlife and Michigan Awesome both provide hoodies that help you flaunt your Northern Michigan pride. Last but not least, store your cold wine or beer in a MyNorth silicone pint glass. Unbreakable and easy to store, these pint glasses make for the perfect 4th of July companion.

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