With its robust galvanised steel legs and wooden table top, the Hopper Picnic table is extremely durable – but remember to regularly sand and oil the wood to protect it from stains and to slow down the roughening process. Even the accompanied Hopper Shade foldable canopy endures this weather, just make sure you close the canopy with heavy snowfall or strong wind.
Did you know that the average snowfall in Grand Rapids, Michigan is about 70 inches per year. Nestled next to Lake Michigan, part of the largest freshwater bodies of water on earth, you see what is called ‘lake effect’ snow in which you have cold air above passing across an expanse of warmer water, dumping several feet of snow at times on the shore nearby. On days like this, there is nothing more to do but grab a cup of hot cocoa and keep warm next to the fire. When the winds calm down, you grab your skis for a stroll through the woods watching the squirrels dive in the powder for acorns.