Michigan: Winter Getaways

As temperatures drop and snowflakes fall across Michigan and the Great Lakes region, Pure Michigan invites travelers to plan their winter getaways and adventures right here in Michigan.

“Michigan is America’s ideal four-season travel destination, and we are proud to offer winter adventures and experiences for outdoor enthusiasts and families alike,” said David Lorenz, VP of Travel Michigan, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.  “Whether it’s skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, fat tire biking, or visiting our world-class museums and vibrant downtowns, Michigan is your winter playground.”

Michigan is home to more than 6,500 miles of snowmobile trails, 3,000 miles of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails, and ranks second in the nation for total number of ski areas and resorts, boasting everything from family-friendly learning areas to powder-filled slopes and the tallest vertical drop in the Midwest.

Michigan’s vibrant cities and historic downtowns offer events, festivals and a host of opportunities to embrace the winter season.

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What if you want to do the unexpected? Well if you’re craving to come home with a great story to tell about your winter Michigan trip, then here are a couple of ideas to consider. Have you ever considered taking a dog sledding tourNature’s Kennel Sled Dog & Racing Adventures in McMillan offers tours and day trips for guests of all ages and abilities. Guests can learn to drive their own dog sled team and can select from 10- and 20-mile dog sled trips. They can also choose between day rides or an overnight adventure.

Another great exploit is learning to ice climb. Michigan’s miles of sandstone cliffs are lined with hundreds of frozen waterfalls, creating some of the best ice climbing spots in the nation ranging from 20 to 210 feet in height. There’s even the Michigan Ice Fest in Munising. Filled with classes for all skill levels, attendees can have fun while getting great experience from some of the best climbers in Michigan.

 

Ice Fishing

Grab a bucket and pole because the Great Lakes State has some of the best ice fishing in the nation. Almost any fish available in the summer can be caught during the winter months through the ice. And the ice fishing tradition is so strong in Michigan, that many lake communities host festivals to celebrate the sport. One of the most popular ice fishing events is Tip Up Town USA, held every January in Houghton Lake. Attracting thousands from the Midwest, the annual winter festival is great fun for the entire family with children’s activities, a parade and chili cook-off, as well as an ice fishing contest weigh-in and fireworks.

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