Top 10 Winter Things to Do in Mid-Michigan | Midland, Lansing, Mt Pleasant, & More

Michigan winters can sometimes be downright harrowing with freezing temperatures, heavy snow, and dangerous travel conditions.

Mid-Michigan Winter Things to Do: Winter Sports


Ice Skating

The Greater Midland Curling Center offers plenty of fun for folks of all ages.

In Mid-Michigan, there are several ice rinks where you can go for free skates, pick-up hockey games, or to do on-ice activities like curling.

Winter Hiking

If you’re looking to make the most of your outdoor time during the winter, you can’t go wrong by trekking the Pere Marquette Rail Trail, a 30-mile, paved scenic trail between Midland and Clare.

Sledding & Tobogganing

The toboggan runs at Midland’s City Forest run a tenth of a mile in length and are some of the few that remain in Michigan.


If you’re looking for a truly unique family activity, hit up Hawk Island Park in Lansing for some snowtubing.

Ice Fishing

If you’re the outdoorsy type when winter comes, there’s no better way to spend the day than by ice fishing.

Skiing, Snowboarding, & Snowshoeing

In Isabella County alone, around Mount Pleasant, you can hit up any number of local parks for sledding, cross country skiing, hiking, or downhill skiing.

Get Out and Explore Mid-Michigan This Winter