Got the winter blahs? It’s time to plan a getaway!
There is something for everyone to do in the beautiful state of Michigan. Do you want to hit the ski slopes or find a fun way to spend time away from home with the family? Here are a few suggestions for great places to go for some frosty winter fun.
Boyne Ski Resorts
Hit the slopes at Boyne Mountain Resort in northern Michigan and Boyne Highland Resort in Harbor Springs. Both offer ski packages with something for everyone. Boyne Mountain Resort offers 60 downhill trails, 12 lifts and ski-in/ski-out accommodations. You can get a real workout on over 35km of groomed and track-set cross country trails, zipline Adventures, snowshoeing, terrain parks, rails and halfpipe, night-skiing and riding. At the Boyne Highland Resort, you can enjoy winter with 55 downhill runs, terrain parks, halfpipe, fat tire snow-biking, ice rink and winter horseback trail rides, to name a few. The resort offers deluxe hotel rooms, condos and cottages.
Great Wolf Lodge
The Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City is more than a water park. The facility has something to do for every member of the family. The full-service, log cabin-style all-suite resort has north woods-themed rooms. The biggest attraction is the 38,000 square-foot indoor water park offering eight slides, five pools and a four-story Tree House Water Fort. Moms and dads have plenty of options, too – the Lodge features a full-service spa and fitness room, as well as shopping and dining options.
Snowmobiling in Cadillac
Michigan’s more than 6,500 groomed snowmobiling trails create one of the most extensive systems of interconnected trails in the nation. Adventure seekers will love speeding down the trails in the greater Cadillac area, with a vast trail system that spreads through the Huron Manistee National Forest with over 200 miles of groomed trails.
Dog Sledding Marquette to Grand Marais
The UP200 Sled Dog Race is truly something to see! It will take place February 11-15 and is one of America’s premier 12-dog, mid-distance sled dog races, drawing mushers from all around the United States and Canada. The UP Trail covers 240 miles of challenging terrain from Marquette to Grand Marais, and again through forested land and near-wilderness. Washington Street, where the race starts, is the most popular viewing area.
Muskegon Winter Complex
There’s a lot to do in Muskegon County all year round, but it’s really cool there in the wintertime. You can ski, snowshoe or luge down the Muskegon Luge Track! One of only four publicly accessible luges in the United States, the track was designed by three-time Olympian Frank Masley, and consists of six curves and two starting areas. Public participants slide at speeds up to 30 mph. The track was created specifically for general public use and first-time sliders.
Load up the car with your winter gear and head out for some exhilarating cold weather excitement!