12 Winter Things to Do in Southwest Michigan: Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, South Haven, & More

Southwest Michigan is known for its high snowfall, so it is a great place to be during the winter. 

Winter Things to Do in Kalamazoo

Take Part in the Annual Kalamazoo Polar Plunge

Go Ice Skating

This event takes place in late winter when the ice starts to melt — but it’s still pretty cold!

The outdoor ice rink at Millennium Park in Portage, MI offers skate rentals and skate sharpening services.

Throughout the area, you will find places to rent every kind of winter sports equipment and take a learning course. You can even rent fat-tire bikes to explore the snow!

Enjoy Outdoor Winter Sports

This market features art from local artists based all over Southern Michigan. Visitors will find everything from gift baskets to art pieces for sale, making this a perfect place to shop for holiday gifts.

Visit the Mistletoe Market in South Haven

Visit a Michigan Beach in Winter

Visiting West Michigan beaches in the winter is a unique and awe-inspiring experience.

Attend Light Up The Bluff

Holiday light displays in Michigan are one of the best parts of the winter, and Southwest Michigan isn’t lacking for them!

Take a trip to Baroda this year and you’ll find a winter village complete with heated tents, outdoor fire pits, and plenty of activities.

Visit a Winter Village in Baroda

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