Wouldn't it be fun to strap on some snowshoes in the dead of winter and go on a guided wilderness hike?

This may not be for everyone, but I can tell you this, it's a lot of fun. Especially if you go with your family or a bunch of friends.

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If you like winter hiking and cross country skiing, then you're going to like Michigan's Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park which is located in Ontonagon County.

According to mlive.com:

Throughout the winter, the park will be hosting guided snowshoe hikes for beginner- and intermediate-level snowshoers, as well as a lantern-lit trail for hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on a one-mile loop lit by more than 70 lanterns.

I think I could do this 1 mile loop as long as the trail is lit up with hundreds of lanterns and that I can carry my own lantern as well. That would kind of give me that Harry Potter vibe.

If you need a more advanced snowshoe guided hike, then you might want to check this out, courtesy of mlive.com:

Advanced snowshoe guided hike: Start off with a chairlift ride followed by a hike through deep powder on this 3-mile loop. To be held Jan. 20, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17, and Feb. 24. Hikes start at 1 p.m. EST: Meet at Snowshoe Barn at open slope ofWinter Sports Complex ski hill.

I've been to Porcupine Mountains State Park several times here in Michigan and really enjoyed not only the scenery, but it seemed like everyone was having a great time.

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