Plan Your Winter Getaway to West Michigan

The ultimate way to cure the post holiday blues is to plan your next vacation in the new year. For many people, planning a trip can be just as exciting as the trip itself. Plan your next trip to West Michigan for your winter getaway. Winter in Michigan is more than just snow and the cold weather. The lakeshore along West Michigan offers endless fun and plenty of winter activities to do. Whether you’re ready to get out of the house, or would prefer to stay in where it’s warm, here are a few of our favorite West Michigan winter activities to try this season!

Hit The Slopes

When the snow starts to fall, it’s the perfect time to hit the slopes and Michigan offers snow-lovers plenty of opportunities to do so. The local parks are a hot spot for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding and other winter sports on the slopes. Don’t have your own equipment? No worries, most of the places  offers rentals but be sure to call ahead to confirm. 


Learn more about winter sports in:

Grand Haven


Saugatuck and Douglas

South Haven 

Adventure Sports Park

Start off your winter adventures and spend a day at Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park! Whether you’re looking to try luge for the first time and experience an olympic thrill, or you’re an experienced skater,  there is something for everyone. Cross-country skiing is a great way to explore the area, and snowshoeing is perfect for those who want to take it easy. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the winter zip line.

Visit Lake Michigan

Bundle up and enjoy a beach day at Lake Michigan. We all love Lake Michigan in the summer, but it is definitely a sight to see when touched by the magic of winter. The shoreline is a must-see destination, as it glitters with ice and snow and provides picturesque views. 

Go Ice Skating

Kick off your winter getaway on the right foot and embrace the winter time when you lacing up  your skates and hitting the ice rink. If you get good enough at it, you just might find a new favorite winter season pastime. Lace up your skates and enjoy some family fun for all  whether it’s in an indoor and outdoor rink. 

Enjoy Winter Festivals

Winter along the lakeshore of West Michigan is the perfect time to celebrate our favorite season with various festivals throughout each town. From ice-based delicacies and snow events, there are many activities that keep on going even when it’s cold outside!

Explore Downtowns

Stroll the snowy streets of downtown with a hot chocolate in hand. There is an array of things to do and see during the winter time downtown! With everything from restaurants, bars, boutiques and galleries to Michigan made goodies and much more. There is always something going on in downtown, and the winter is no exception. 

Dining Outdoors

Once you’re tired from strolling downtown, find comfort food in a variety of styles that’s offered and experience dining outdoors in the winter. From igloos, tents to greenhouse set ups around town you’ll be sure to enhance your enjoyment during the winter season.

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