Winter

The snow finally came to Michigan! Now that we have some white stuff covering the ground the Ski resorts are open and buzzing with activity, the kids are out sledding on their favorite hills, and snowmobilers are hitting the trails. Now that winter finally showed up, children have a renewed hope of ...
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Winter is such a wonderful time in Northern Michigan. There are many activities, such as skiing, ice fishing, sledding, ice skating, and hockey too! Our nature preserves offer hiking and snowshoeing. There’s something for everyone in the family! Candlelight Hikes: Make sure you stay hydrat...
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Categories:  Events, Michigan Love, Petoskey, Travel

Earlier this week morning while we were having coffee, winter returned — several inches of beautiful, white, fluffy snow. The biggest flakes I’ve seen all season, they made me want to break out my snowshoes and enjoy the fresh powder. If you’re into hiking and exploring the outdoors, snows...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Sports

The last few days here in Northern Michigan we have had below freezing temperatures. Almost everyone I know enjoyed the weekend inside and bundled up but I'm sure there were some brave souls that ventured outside to enjoy all that Northern Michigan has to offer. Petoskey's Downtown Winter Carnival ...
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Categories:  Events

My family and I laughed the other night about the memory of a neighbor stuck in the snowbank in our driveway. Our friend, recently out of her teens and dressed more for a night out rather than for digging out, was not going anywhere without some assistance. Lucky for her, we were equipped with ...
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Categories:  Travel

Winter is finally here for good and that means cold temperatures, ice and snow are all here to stay! For many of the cold winter months I can be found outside with my children and at our local ice arena. I love nothing more than bundling up in warm clothing, throwing on a hat, gloves and a scarf to ...
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Categories:  General, Shopping

Winter driving is one of those things that I am not a huge fan of. Living in Northern Michigan I've learned to drive in the winter but no matter how old I get and how awful the weather is I never really get used to winter driving. Several weeks ago we all thought we were weren't going to hav...
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Categories:  General, Shopping

Even some of the hardiest of campers store their gear away once the weather turns cold. That's a pity because some of the best camping is winter camping, and some of the best winter camping can be found in Northern Michigan. Winter camping is certainly not for everyone, but then again not everyone...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Petoskey, Travel

Northern Michigan is known for their winters but that doesn't mean you need to stay inside and hybernate. There are plenty of fun and adventurous ways to get out and enjoy Northern Michigan in the snow. One of the best ways to explore the area is atop a pair of cross-country skis.  Because of the...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Petoskey, Sports

One great feature of Northern Michigan in the winter is snowshoeing. Snowshoeing certainly scores high on the simple scale. It's an easy activity to enjoy alone, or with the entire family, this is one of the reasons we enjoy it so much.  We enjoy the tranquility and peace of being able to elude ...
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