Winter's Ice Brings Out Skates & Sail Boats

Ice? Northern Michigan loves it! No, not the slippery stuff on the sidewalk but the smooth, glass like ice that covers our lakes.

When the lakes freeze over and the ice is thick, it is time to bring out the fishing shanties, ice skates, and ice boats. Ice boating is a great winter sport and in the Harbor Springs area, up to 20 boats at a time can be seen skimming across the ice.

When the ice is just perfect, so clear that you can see the bottom, the action on the ice is like a party: ice boaters, skaters, parents pulling sleds, fishermen (and women) in their shanties. It's a glorious scene.

Along the beaches, the ice forms sculptures that shine in the sun. A walk on the beach in the winter can be exhilarating--the beauty is stunning.

There are so many outdoor activities in Northern Michigan during the winter--don't miss any of them!
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Winter in Northern Michigan...

For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in Northern Michigan:

Harbor Springs, Michigan -- Harbor Springs is the place to try new things! Rent a bike or a kayak, go snow tubing, attend a concert or an art fair, or play a round of golf with friends.
Petoskey -- There's so much to do in Petoskey from the Bear River Valley Recreation Area, to Petoskey State Park, to biking, golfing, hiking, and more.
Charlevoix, Michigan -- Visiting Charlevoix in Northern Michigan is a fun-filled vacation with great beaches, boating, skiing, fishing and year 'round family fun.
Things to Do in Boyne City, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like Boyne City in Northern Michigan with camping, boating, skiing, year 'round outdoor activities, and of course, the morel mushroom!
Lots of Activities in Mackinaw City, Michigan -- Explore Mackinaw City in Northern Michigan for history, the International Dark Sky Park, and outdoor activities.
Mackinac Island -- Take a step back in time and find lots of things to do when you visit Mackinac Island by horseback or bike--no cars allowed!
Northern Michigan Activities & Things to Do -- Northern Michigan offers many fun things to do for the entire family whatever the season, whatever the reason!
Last Updated: 12-11-2021 08:52 AM ID: 809