Winter in Northern Michigan is not for everyone;

Must love fun, appreciate beauty to enjoy winters Up North

Count yourself in if you love fun!

And it’s for you if you appreciate the sheer beauty of woods blanketed in snow.

Those are both musts!

But after that, anything goes.

You can downhill ski. You can cross country ski. You can snowboard. You can snowshoe. You can sled. You can ride snow mobiles. You can hike. You can sit next to a fire.

And below are a few recommendations about where to get the most out of winter fun.

Downhill skiing:

Nub’s Nob of Harbor Springshas long been a favorite among locals and has been recognized with some of the top awards for ski resorts. Known for its 53 great groomed and diverse runs, Nub’s Nob has an extensive program for children and a great food service operation. Its soups are a favorite of many! Nub’s also rents, repairs and tunes skis and snowboards.

More about Nub’s Nob

Boyne Highlands of Harbor Springs has 55 total runs and extensive recreational offerings for entire families, including tubing. Boyne is a full-service ski resort, with a bar, several restaurants, shops and hotel. Boyne has regularly scheduled activities for children and often features entertainment for adults as well.

More about Boyne Highlands

Snow Mobile Adventures

Harbor Springs and the surrounding areas are pure magic for snowmobilers with miles and miles of groomed trails and gorgeous wilderness to explore. Plus, there are restaurants and bars along the way!

Check out the trail maps and condition reports here from the Michigan Snowmobilers Association.

More information about snowmobiling Up North can also be found here.