Outdoor Winter Activities

Good old snowy fun is awaiting you in West Michigan. You’ll find everything from snowshoeing and cross-country skiing to one of the country’s only public luge tracks.


Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay has snowshoes, vines, and wines for your northern Michigan adventure! Explore easy to moderate trails then warm up with a glass of mulled wine on the heated Terrace Patio. The Hearth & Vine Café will be offering house-made chili and other treats to fill your bellies after all your hard work! Round out your excursion with a tasting featuring award-winning wines, ciders, and spirits.

The center of Muskegon County’s winter activities is the Muskegon Luge & Sports Complex! Located in Muskegon State Park, this huge complex offers exciting annual events and outdoor sports facilities to the public. They offer one of only four publicly accessible luge tracks in the country. You can also cross-country ski, snowshoe, snowboard or sled on five miles of groomed track day or night.

Timber Ridge Ski Area in Gobles has been giving families an opportunity to have some fun and make wonderful memories together since 1961. With over 40 acres of skiable terrain, Timber Ridge offers the easy runs for beginners and more difficult ones for experts. They offer lessons for any skill level, from ages 5 to 95. If you’re not into skiing or snowboarding, hit the tubing hill or relax in their lodge. Come on out and experience the family fun to be had at Timber Ridge!

When winter arrives, Marquette comes alive with a variety of winter activities that range from fat tire biking to cross-country skiing. The area has miles upon miles of groomed trails. One thing is certain, Marquette’s offerings for winter sports enthusiasts is hard to be matched!

No matter the season, Holland provides the perfect landscape for outdoor enthusiasts. Trails, parks, and sledding hills are around every corner. Popular spots like the Riley Trails have become must-visits for fat tire biking enthusiasts. Plan your winter adventures in the Holland area!

Located two blocks from downtown Hastings, the Hammond Hill Multi-Use Trail offers seven miles of trail suitable for hiking, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, and fat-tire cycling. The trail’s rolling hills and wintery woods may feel like its miles from civilization, but you’re still near Hastings and its many unique shops and restaurants.

Enjoy the winter season while staying warm with the igloos at Three Blondes Brewing in South Haven. You and your brew are protected from the snow, wind, and rain inside these igloos, and they even have heaters to keep it a little warmer. Igloos are first come, first served, but you can reserve them with the Blondome Package.