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When the snow really starts to accumulate here, you can lay down tracks on pristine trails — close to 100 miles of them, and some ready-groomed for Nordic skis, snowshoes, or fat bikes. Or race down hand-packed toboggan runs before a warm-up by the City Forest firepit.
The piping-hot cocoa you’ll sip on after old-fashioned ice skating these outdoor rinks? It’s the marshmallow topper to your perfect Pure Michigan snow day.
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!Read More +
Take in never-ending, winter-white views on a canopy walk through frozen forest or watch the flakes fly while you sip coffee or cocktails in a heated outdoor igloo. On any outing, expect warm and cozy vibes while you're here in the Great Lakes Bay!Read More +
When fresh powder covers everything in sight and the only sound for miles is the soft crunch of snow under boots (with lots of belly laughs sprinkled in)? That's the real Pure Michigan winter magic.Read More +
The Great Lakes Bay Region is a year-around fishing destination. That goes double for the winter fishery this popular destination boasts. In a typical winter, Saginaw Bay gets safe fishing ice somewhere in early- to mid-January. Once the ice locks in edge-to-edge, anglers enjoy arguably the best ice fishing for walleye in Michigan.Read More +