4 of Our Favorite Family Winter Activities in Michigan

While everyone thinks that summer is the best time to visit with family, there is a lot to do in Michigan for families looking to have fun in the wintertime! Some people prefer the water, some the mountains, and others would rather sit inside and read a book all day. To cater to everyone in your family, read about our favorite things to do with our pics for family winter activities in Michigan!

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4 Awesome Family Winter Activities in Michigan

Take a Sleigh Ride

Tap into your inner Santa when you sign up for a sleigh ride in Northern Michigan! A relaxing romp through the woods of Michigan can be yours when you visit Northern Michigan and visit towns like Traverse City where you can draft a sleigh ride for the whole family.

View the Northern Lights in Michigan

If you’ve never seen the natural light show that is the Aurora borealis (Northern Lights) you are missing out! The lights are best seen from August through April, but are unpredictable so you can’t plan to 100% see them on your trip! The farther North you go the higher the chance of seeing them so we recommend a trip to the Upper Peninsula and find places without light pollution to enjoy a free light show!

Michigan Snowmobiling Trails

Snowmobiling is a popular activity for those who want to put some horsepower into their family adventures. The network of 3,000 miles of snowmobile trails means its only a matter of where to go when you visit Michigan this winter. Here are a few cities in Michigan that have the best trails in the country!

Best Skiing in Michigan

Skiing can be challenging but is a great workout and a really fun activity for a family looking to hit the slopes in Michigan. While you don’t think of mountains when you think of Michigan, the Wolverine State is home to the Arvon Range and Huron Mountains which feature some fun downhill skiing! There are also great places to go Nordic skiing if you prefer to see the countryside while on skis. Here are a few of our favorite places to go skiing in Michigan.

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Freshwater Vacation Rentals offers the ultimate getaway to Michigan’s beautiful outdoors. We have a selection of properties across the state, including cabins in the Upper Peninsula. Check out our UP Things to Do page for a closer look at everything this region offers. And feel free to bring your pet along to our pet-friendly cabin rentals in Michigan!

Start planning your vacation today by booking one of our rentals. We look forward to welcoming you to the Freshwater family!