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Winter Travel Inspiration in Pure Michigan

Fresh Exhilaration 

It's time to slip on your boots – there's so much to explore across Michigan's two peninsulas. Feel the rush of winter by sledding down a snowy hill or hitting the slopes at one of 40-plus ski areas. Then warm up in the city or seek out tranquility in a cozy cabin – all while savoring the refreshing beauty of Pure Michigan. 

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Bundle Up and Keep it Fresh

Uncover awe-inspiring sights on backcountry hikes over snow-blanketed trails that are also ideal for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Find even more adventure on thousands of miles of groomed snowmobile trails and on hundreds of miles of fat tire biking trails that’ll get your adrenaline pumping all season long. If you like riding bikes, you're going to love "SNOGOING." - The fastest growing winter sport.

You can even put your mushing skills to the test by dog sledding across the pristine, wintery wilderness. If the ice is calling you, strap on your harness and give ice climbing a whirl on majestic icefalls that rank among the best spots in the country. You can also catch a lunker ice fishing at one of the state’s 11,000 frozen lakes that are perfect for anglers of all ages.

After your outdoor excursion, you can warm up inside and let your imagination soar at wide-ranging indoor attractions spanning the state. Our art and history museums will fill you with wonder, while our nationally renowned restaurants will take your tastebuds to another level. Sample some Michigan-grown goodness at our welcoming breweries found in big cities and spirited small towns, as our craft beer scene is second to none. Raise a glass with friends at our award-winning wineries that serve as the perfect place to chill and savor the local flavors of Pure Michigan.

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