Embrace the cold and snow! Every year the Michigan landscape transforms into a magical winter wonderland. Here are some of my favorite ways to celebrate this special time of year.
There's something special about staying in a Yurt. It's a unique experience that most Michiganders have yet to discover. Our first experience with one was at Teddy Lake in Michigan's Craig Lake State Park. The Teddy Lake Yurt is available year-round, making it a perfect winter get-away. Because it is a secluded location, a 4-wheel... Continue Reading →
Wagner Falls is an amazing little waterfall. It is easy to access and beautiful in every season. This multiple drop waterfall is roughly 20 feet in height and located on Wagner Creek, just outside of Munising, Michigan. One of the upper drops Our most recent trip was this past January where we put on our snow... Continue Reading →
There's no denying that Bond Falls is an impressive waterfall but there's something about visiting it in the winter that makes it even more magical. This 50 foot tall, 160 foot wide cascading falls is located in Paulding and is without a doubt one of the Michigan's best. We visited it for the first time... Continue Reading →
Located 12 miles northeast of Marenisco, Michigan on the Cisco Branch Ontonagon River is a multiple drop waterfall called Kakabika Falls. While not extremely large in size like some of it's neighboring waterfalls, Kakabika occurs in a series of S's as the river drops in elevation. It's quite a peaceful, short hike that isn't very difficult... Continue Reading →
The cold and snow won't stop us from enjoying the outdoors. In fact, one of my favorite times of year to camp and/or hike is winter. No crowds, just us and nature. But before we hit the trails, we always ask: How are we going to stay warm? Proper layering plays a key role in... Continue Reading →
There's nothing more exciting than strapping on a pair of snowshoes and hitting the trail, especially after a large snowstorm rolls through. Woldumar Nature Center is my favorite mid-Michigan destination to do just that.
Every year I look forward to visiting Lake Michigan in the winter. There is something very special about this time of year. Yes, it's freezing (and I mean freezing) with bone chilling wind but the ice formations on the lake and lighthouses are masterpieces sculpted by nature and well worth it. At least to me.
Compared to the previous year, this winter seems to be ending without much of a fight. Last year our annual Memorial Day weekend trip to the U.P greeted us with massive icebergs still floating on Lake Superior. Although I haven't been to Lake Superior since February, it's pretty clear by the signs on Lake Michigan... Continue Reading →