The Best Winter Activities in Michigan

After a disappointing start to winter 2019, with only mere centimeters of snow falling every once and a while, Michigan finally got the snow fall that many have been waiting for. The storm was predicted to cause roads to become too dangerous to drive on and for many to become home bound. From Friday to Saturday many parts of Michigan received at least 5 or 6 inches of snow. Some places in Flint got over 7 inches of snow. This has been the region’s most significant snowfall of the season. The snow was immediately followed by temperatures near 40 degrees and icy rain.

Now, what activities can you do in all this snow? Here are a few ideas of things that can be done to have fun in the snow:

Take a trip down to the Ann Arbor Ice Cube to catch a hockey game or find out when they have free skate time. The Cube is open 24/7 so whenever you feel like skating the Cube will be open for you.

If you’re willing to do more daring activities, try ice climbing. The drive is a little further than most but take a drive out to Fenton to visit Peabody Ice Climbing Club. You can rent all of the equipment needed to ice climb and there are educated instructors to help you every step of the way.

If you’re interested in a more kid friendly activity, head over to Northville’s Cass Benton Sledding Hill. You must BYOS (Bring your own Sled), but the hill provides that childlike fun that we all remember from our childhood.

One of the main activities that you can partake in is a trip to the famous Mt. Brighton. You can ski or snowboard and, depending on your level of skill, choose courses with varying degrees of difficulty.

If you are looking for a fun night-time winter experience, take a drive to the Detroit Zoo to see the “Wild Lights.”

There are many winter activities that you can do in Michigan. If the cold just isn’t for you, then you could always stay at home. Stay in bed, watch a movie, or just straight chill and do whatever you want in the comfort of your own home.