Welcome to Pure Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region

Rise above it all on America’s longest treetop canopy walk or zip down hand-packed toboggan runs at a magical winter sports park. Clip-clop through snowy streets on a cozy, horse-drawn carriage ride, or twirl laps with hot cocoa in-hand at outdoor ice rinks. Spend a day unearthing unique antiques and artisan-crafted finds, or bask in the warm European charm of Michigan’s Little Bavaria.

Whether you’ll savor one of six inviting cities or wash away your cares along miles of unspoiled, snowy trails — discover winter wonders & cozy stays when you Go Great Lakes Bay.

Things To Do

Bundled up in bright-white snow, snuggled ‘round for hot cocoa, or off to festivals and seasonal celebrations? Indulge in each and more as you discover these top winter wonderlands and extra-cool events in Pure Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region!

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Things To Do

Warm woolen mittens & fluffy down coats — wrap up the family for wintertime adventures ahead! Whether you sled down snowy slopes and twirl loops at outdoor ice rinks — or dare to barrel down toboggan runs together — enjoy the hot cocoa and rosy cheeks afterwards!

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Go Great

Purchase tickets well-in-advance to enjoy all the fast-paced action on the ice when the puck drops at The Dow Event Center for the 2024 Memorial Cup presented by Dow. Already have your tickets and ready to start planning your adventure? From top things to do outside of the rink to nearby places to stay, it's all waiting here for you to discover!

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