7 Winter Things to Do in Northern Michigan

Whether you’re in the mood to visit a local beach covered in snow, head up to a ski lodge, go ice fishing, or explore a scenic winter drive, winter in Northern Michigan has something for everyone.

Visit Traverse City in the Winter

Located in the northwest region of the lower peninsula, Traverse City is home to two Michigan bays and some of the most beautiful views that the state has to offer.

Winter Getaways

From skiing and tubing to enjoying a getaway at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa or one of the best boutique hotels in Traverse City, you can have plenty of fun during the wintertime in Traverse City.

Winter Family Fun

If you are in Traverse City on a Saturday morning, consider visiting the downtown State Theatre for a cheap movie showing.

Enjoy exploring Traverse City wineries, hopping the best craft breweries in Traverse City, while also exploring chili cook-offs and even the annual Yeti-Fest in nearby Sutton’s Bay.

Eat & Drink

There is night riding, zipline adventures, and a 13-foot halfpipe, in addition to a complete tubing park, cross-country skiing areas, and even complete instruction for ski and snowboarding.

Boyne Highlands

Boyne Mountain Resort

With 75 trails spread across three mountains, this area is perfect for beginners, intermediate, advanced, and expert skiers alike. Plus ice skating, snow tubing, cross-country skiing, and more!

For a more family-friendly visit, check out Nub’s Nob, which includes 3 separate peaks for a total of 53 slopes that are suitable for any skill level. Learn how to ski and snowboard at Nub’s Nob

Nub’s Nob

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