Michiganders know that winters are best spent outside having some fun in the snow rather than watching winter through your window's.

Our beautiful state is blessed with endless beaches along the Great lakes and beautiful lakes through out the state, but the fun does not stop just because its winter.

Winter weekend getaways right here in Michigan.

If you have never really experienced Michigan in the winter, you are missing out.

Book a weekend getaway at one of the many ski resorts around Michigan and you will see there is much more to do.  Most resorts offer more than downhill skiing, many have lighted cross country trails, tubing, snow shoeing, even sleigh rides and dog sledding.

You and your family can even rent a place on VBRO that has a big hot tub and enjoy your winter getaway from the warm water with a glass or two of champagne.

Marquette, the city that offers the most beautiful views of Lake Superior, sparkles in the winter and  the frozen waterfalls will take your breath away with their natural beauty.

Munising, also in the U.P., is surrounded by the Hiawatha National Forest where you can see some of the most beautiful winter views in the entire state.

If you are traveling in the Upper Peninsula I highly recommend making a stop in St. Ignace at the Taste of the Upper Peninsula and Zodiac Party Store.  This is where my husband and I had the best Pasties ever.  Order the traditional pasty and get a side of gravy and you will be in heaven.

The shores of lake Michigan are also fun in the winter.  Try South Haven,   The beach town as been described as "a burst of color in the white winter snow".  A must see is the Red lighthouse on the South Beach shoreline.  South Haven does not disappoint.

Winters in Ludington are equally beautiful for this town on Lake Michigan, lots to do and see, plus the famed 'House of Flavors" is opened year round, because its never ever to cold for ice cream.

If you plan to head to Traverse City this winter there is much to keep your family busy.  Snowmobiling, hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing.  Not for you?  The Grand Traverse area has beautiful shops, and amazing restaurants for you to try.  It is also a great place to visit the many new wine, craft beer and spirit distilleries.

No weekend plans?  Get our and rediscover the beauty and winter majesty that is Michigan.


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