Winter

Michigan snowmobilers can bet on the Munising’s trails being open – even in an El Nino

Michigan snowmobilers can bet on the Munising’s trails being open – even in an El Nino As Andy Cooper worked the desk at the family-owned Buckhorn Resort in Munising late in October, the region’s first winter weather advisory had just been issued and the potential of four inches of snowfall offered a sign of things …

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U.P. snowmobiling: 3 top rides to experience near Pictured Rocks

There was a time, Dan Nadeau remembers, that visiting the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, which has attracted as many 1.3 million people to Munising in a single year, was a distant second driver of tourism in Alger County. Instead, the primary attraction was that the region served as the “Snowmobiling Capital of the Midwest,” where …

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Ice Fest is over, but here’s why you shouldn’t miss another winter moment in Munising

Michigan Ice Fest, the Midwest’s largest ice climbing festival that brings outdoor adventure opportunities to the masses and professional-level athletes to Munising, sadly, is over for 2022. But that doesn’t mean this year’s seasonal winter fun is done in Munising, the U.P. city that is also the home base for getting outside at the Pictured …

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Best Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails in Munising

Piles of snow blankets Michigan’s Upper Peninsula every year, providing countless outdoor opportunities in a wintry wonderland. Although Munising is considered “the snowmobile capital of the Midwest,” the area also offers pristine cross-country ski and snowshoe trails that people of all skill levels can enjoy. Don’t have gear? Down Wind Sports and South Bay Outfitters, …

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Top 3 Ice Formations to Explore Near Munising

With captivating geographical features including high cliffs and ice formations descended from streams and rivers, it’s easy to see why a small city in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is home to the largest ice climbing festival in the Midwest. Munising stretches along Lake Superior shoreline and is the western gateway community to the Pictured Rocks National …

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Top 5 Spectacular Munising Waterfalls to Visit in the Winter

There are over 200 divine waterfalls in Michigan, but it’s the state’s scenic Upper Peninsula that’s home to all but one of them. Ranging in size from under 5 to 50 feet vertical drops, the waterfalls are heavenly places often nestled among nature and trees. While Munising is a gateway community to the majestic Pictured …

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Top Snowmobile Stops in the Munising Area

“The Snowmobile Capital of the Midwest” All photos are courtesy of the Munising Visitors Bureau unless otherwise noted With a 13-year average showing nearly 235 inches of snow, hundreds of miles of groomed trails, and plenty of restaurants, lodging and gas stations along the way, it’s no wonder the Munising area is considered the “Snowmobile …

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Top 5 Family-Friendly Winter Activities in Munising

Nearby frozen waterfalls. Hundreds of miles of snowmobile, snowshoe and ski trails in the Hiawatha National Forest and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Numerous indoor activities and events. While the Munising area is a popular destination in the summertime, the little city along pristine Lake Superior shoreline has plenty of family-friendly recreational options for anyone visiting …

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Photos show winter surfing on Lake Superior, incredible kayaking over Tahquamenon Falls

For years, Traverse City photographer Gary R. Ennis has been capturing Michigan in all its four-season glory. His vibrant collections overflow with forests flashing their autumn color, vast fields of sunflowers, and beach town scenes where we wring every last, sweet drop out of summer. But it’s his pictures of winter surfers during a recent …

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