Explore These Winter Wonders

If your vision of a flawless snow day is old-fashioned outdoor ice skating or snowshoeing through peaceful winter woods — consider this your cold-weather oasis. But if you’re partial to a bit more adventure, our natural spaces offer that, too.

Explore America's longest canopy walk, four stories high in a snowcapped forest, or pack down the powder on fat bikes or cross-country skis. Venture out to experience one of Michigan's top winter walleye fisheries — and find more excuses than you’ll ever need to get out in the fresh, open air.

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There's a special hush when winter arrives in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, best broken by the sounds of activity-fed laughter. On snowshoe, ski or sled, skate blades or fat tires, snowboard or toboggan, on land or frozen water — this is the place for snowy fun!

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Outdoors by Season

Lush forests and scenic trails are spectacular any time of year. But the experience? It’s entirely different in each Pure Michigan season.

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Outdoor Attractions

If 100 miles of snowy trails weren’t enough — these outdoor winter excursions will draw you in even closer to nature.

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In any season and however you’ll see them — discover our Great Lakes Bay trails’ most flawless miles.

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With unspoiled miles of regional trail and mountain biking loops through Midland City Forest made perfect for fat tire bikes — this place has paths that can soothe the soul or satisfy an adventurous spirit.

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Thanks to its unique real estate where two biotic provinces overlap — bringing a blend of flora and fauna you won't find anyplace else — the Great Lakes Bay is a birder’s oasis.

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When our green spaces get covered in a blanket of winter-white, these parks take on a whole new charm.

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