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What’s Happening in Northern Michigan: Coyote Cup, Cooking Class, Grass River Shiver

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From taking advantage of our state’s beautiful outdoor scene to enjoying some of the many local and seasonal harvests, there’s always something to do when you’re in Northern Michigan. Courtney Sheffer from the West Michigan Tourist Association is back to share just a few of the exciting events you can check out.

*The Coyote Cup Snowmobile Race has been canceled due to weather* If you have any young snowmobilers in the family, head to Coyote Crossing Resort in Cadillac on Jan. 13 for their 7th Annual Coyote Cup Snowmobile Race. Kids ages 12 and under are invited to drive their 120CC sleds in this annual snowmobile race. Registration takes place from 8-10 a.m., followed by practice heats from 10 until noon, and the races begin at 1 p.m. The entry fee is just $20 per child.

*Please note corrected date of January 20th* Learn to make some hearty food for the winter at Chateau Chantal’s upcoming cooking class. On Jan. 20th they’ll be focusing on handmade pasta and sauces with a hands-on cooking class. At the end of the class, you’ll get to enjoy the fruits of your labor, paired with Chateau Chantal’s award-winning wines. Don’t forget to bring along an apron and your favorite cooking knife!

If you love to snowshoe in serene natural areas but also like a little friendly competition, check out the Grass River Shiver on Jan. 13! Put on your snowshoes and run through the beautiful snow-covered Grass River Natural Area on either the 5K or 10K course. This is an annual fundraiser for the natural area’s programs, and you’ll save on registration if you sign up before race day. Prizes will be awarded to overall male and female winners for both the 5K and the 10K.