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Sleeping Bear Snow Shoe Adventure – Honor Motel – Benzie County

A Sleeping Bear Snowshoe Rhyme!

We break away from daily captivity to enjoy our favorite winter activity. We like to call it trailblazing, the experience is always amazing. Come along and see, why snowshoeing has a way of setting us free! – Photo Story Courtesy of Honor Motel – Click on photos for slide-show view with captioned photo story…

Great news, we’re happy to rent you our snowshoes. The part we like the most, is that we are so close. We can point you in the right direction to an amazing collection of snow covered perfection! And if you should run in to “Park Ranger Jim”, tell him that his old friend Carol, “has a crush on him”!

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Winter Naturalist Programs Offered at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, located on the south shore of Lake Superior near Silver City in Ontonagon County, is offering cross-country skiing by lantern light again this winter.

“This place is incredible in the winter,” said Park Interpreter Bob Wild. “What better way to see the park and experience winter, than by participating in one of these naturalist-lead programs.”

Lantern Light Cross-Country Skiing: Jan. 23 and 30 from 6-9 p.m. EST; also Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 6:30-9 p.m. Old-fashioned kerosene lanterns illuminate the trail during this night ski. Lanterns are placed along the entire one-mile loop for a unique and memorable skiing experience. Stop about halfway around the loop at the warming shelter where the park naturalist will have a campfire going. This trail has an “easy” difficulty rating; however, skiing at night is always a challenge.

A guided snow shoe hike will be offered on Saturday, Feb. 13. Snow shoes will be provided if needed on these 1.5 hour hikes.

These programs may be cancelled due to weather. To inquire about cancellations call 906-885-5206.

For more information on winter recreation opportunities at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, call 906-885-5275 or visit www.michigan.gov/porkies.

All motor vehicles entering a Michigan State Park or Recreation Area must display a Motor Vehicle Permit, available for purchase at the park entrance. Cost is $24 for a resident annual and $6 for a resident daily. A nonresident annual is $29 and a nonresident daily is $8.


Ski Mackinac – Enjoy A Winter Holiday on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is indeed open year ‘round. But, the hearty few that visit find a completely different Mackinac Island to experience, which is unlike the spring, summer or fall travel season. This makes it the perfect getaway for those who want a much slower pace-so that it is easier to get quiet, hang out and enjoy the company of friends, family and the great outdoors.

Cross Country Skiing on Mackinac Island

The Mackinac Island Ski club grooms trails on the east and north side of the Island in Mackinac Island State Park.

The cross country ski trails wind through the pristine woods of Mackinac Island State Park and allow the winter visitor to see all of the natural and historical landmarks of the island.

You can follow the ski trails to the interior of the island and take in the vistas from the highest point on the island at Fort Holmes. Or ski through the woods to Arch Rock and enjoy the view of Lake Huron from the bluffs on the eastern side of the island.

Mackinac Island Cross Country Trails

“Photos from March 13, 14 & 15, 2009, from the ice around Mackinac Island and the trails on the island.”

From Winter on Mackinac Island – Cross Country Skiing, posted by MackinacIsland.Net – Mackinac Island Michigan on 3/31/2009 (Showing 20 of 25 items)

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