Michigan Winter Moments

Old Spuds Warehouse, Gaylord 
- Courtesy of Midwest Living/John NoltnerMore Michigan Moments — More Indoor Markets 

Ann Arbor Farmers Market
Area chefs flock to this haven of fresh, local heirloom tomatoes, baby lettuce and other artisan vegetables. Wander the open-air market and taste a plethora of samples including vegan brownies, house made mozzarella and poppy seed baguettes (734/794-6255; a2gov.org/market). 

Holt Farmers’ Market
Holt area farmers and food growers gather in the former Delhi Township Fire Department building to sell their bounties of fruits, vegetables, meats and baked goods at one of Michigan’s first indoor farmers markets (517/268-0024; holtfarmersmarket.org). 

Kalamazoo Indoor Flea Market
This market goes beyond locally grown produce. Peruse the table-lined aisles filled with handmade crafts, new and used items, antiques and collectibles in the comfort of the heated County Expo Center (269/383-8761; kalamazooexpocenter.com). 

Royal Oak Farmers Market
What started as a truck market has now moved into a the Royal Oak Civic Center as a weekly market. Stop by on a Saturday to buy seasonal produce from the farmers that grew it. On Sundays antique collectors from around the state come for the flea market featuring more than 100 vendors (248/246-3276; ci.royal-oak.mi.us). 

Ypsilanti Farmers Market
Visitors gather trackside in a 120 year-old railroad freight house to enjoy a cup of hot coffee while shopping for crafts, flowers, cheese, meat and seasonal produce.  Activities for little hands entertain the kids while adults wander the market (734/439-8676; foyf.org).

More Michigan Moments — More Casinos 

Greektown Casino
The stylish casino in downtown Detroit and conveniently located on a People Mover stop, features a Super Pit with favorite table games, a live poker room and more than 2,700 slots and video poker machines  (313/223-2999; greektowncasino.com).
 

Little River Casino
The large bustling lobby welcomes guests to a 24-hour, full of action casino in Manistee. The 1,600 seat event center features nationwide music and comedy entertainment while the game room pleases with an expanding collection of slots and table games including separate smoking and nonsmoking sections (888/568-2244; lrcr.com).

Motorcity Casino
Attempt to make some dough at this Wonder Bread Factory turned casino. The gaming room decked out in automotive themed decor—including security cameras disguised as steering wheels—also offers a great view of downtown Detroit (866/752-9622; motorcitycasino.com).
 

Thunder Bay, Hillman 
- Courtesy of Midwest Living/Brian ConferMore Michigan Moments — More Sleigh Rides 

Boyne Mountain
Bundle up and pile into a horse drawn sleigh for the grand tour of a winter wonderland in Boyne Falls. Rides are complimentary for guests each Friday and Saturday evening (231/549-6000; boyne.com). 

Crystal Mountain
Hear the clip-clop of Belgian horse hoofs hitting the pavement as they pull a surrey of guests admiring the snowy scenery in Thompsonville. Each ride concludes with a cup of hot cocoa and a warming bon fire (800/968-7686; crystalmountain.com).

Double JJ Resort
Sit back and relax while gliding down snowy trails winding through the woods of Rothbury. Reserve a private sleigh for a more comfortable and special trip  (800/368-2535; doublejj.com).

Rainbow Ranch
Grab a camera! This hour-long ride winds through snowy ranch lands and to a farm where beautiful whitetail deer are bred (231/861-4445; rainbowranch-inc.com).

For More Information, contact:

Ann Arbor Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (734/995-7281 or 800/888-9487; visitannarbor.org).

Benzie County Visitors Bureau (231/882-5801 or 800/882-5801; visitbenzie.com).

Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (313/202-1800 or 800/338-7648; visitdetroit.com).

Flint-Genesee County Convention and Visitors Bureau (810/232-8900 or 800/25FLINT; flint.travel).

Frankenmuth Convention & Visitors Bureau (989/652-6106 or 800/386-8696; frankenmuth.org).

Gaylord Area Convention & Tourism Bureau (989/732-4000 or 800/345-8621; gaylordmichigan.net).

Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau (989/752-7164 or 800/444-9979; visitgreatlakesbay.org).

Huron County Visitors Bureau (989/269-6431 or 800/358-4862; huroncounty.com).

Ludington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (231/845-5430 or 877/420-6618; www.pureludington.com).

Montmorency County Convention & Visitors Bureau (989/742-4502 or 800/729-9375; thunderbaygolf.com).

Mount Pleasant Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (989/772-4433 or 888/772-2022; mountpleasantwow.com).

Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau (800/250-9283 or 231/724-3100; visitmuskegon.org).

Porcupine Mountains Ontonagon Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (906/884-2047; porcupinemountains.com).

Rogers City Travelers & Visitors Bureau (989/734-2535; rogerscity.com).

St. Ignace Visitors Bureau (906/643-6950 or 800/338-6660; stignace.com).

Western Upper Peninsula Convention & Visitor Bureau (906/932-4850 or 800/522-5657; westernup.info).


 

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