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WINTER WONDERLAND ACTIVITIES

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WINTER FUN IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN!

We do Winter right here in Northern Michigan. Take a look at these fun activities and change your mind about the cold!

Cross Country and Snowshoe Trails

If you are staying at The House on the Hill Bed and Breakfast in Ellsworth, you just need to walk out the back door. We have 53 acres of private land for you to snowshoe on. We will even provide the snowshoes! If you bring your cross country skis, you can venture out on our land as well.

Charlevoix Cross Country and Snowshoe Trails

In the Mt. McSauba area there are three loops for levels from novice to advanced. There are 80 acres of natural wooded land with a variety of flat and sloped terrain and beautiful views of Lake Michigan. A lighted 2k groomed trail provides for winter fun even in the dark. 5 miles of trail total.

Fishermans Island  

Located off Bells Bay Road, this State Park has 3 miles of ungroomed trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

Little Traverse Wheelway  

A 26 mile trail from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs for non motorized activities including cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Parallel to the Lake Michigan shoreline, this trail offers great views of the lake and wildlife.

Downhill Skiing

Mt. McSauba 

Mt. McSauba is ranked as one of the top three small ski areas in the United States. From atop the hill are views of Lake Michigan and the surrounding area. Mt. McSauba is perfect for the beginner or intermediate skier with six runs, four rope tows, lighted skiing and a terrain park. Equipment is available for rental.

Shanty Creek Resorts 

Winter Rafting

Jordan Valley Outfitters 

Winter Rafting trips down the Jordan Valley River. An experience like none other, bundle up and be amazed by the natural beauty!

Skating and Toboganning

Winter Sports Park in Petoskey 

This park offers a sledding hill and beginning ski and snowboard hill and an ice rink. The warming hut on the bottom of the hill is a great place for hot chocolate in between sledding runs.

Boyne City’s Avalanche Mountain Preserve 

Provides a great sledding hill and an ice rink. The preserve’s 300 wooded acres turns into a winter delight when the snow covers the grounds.

Inside Entertainment

Petoskey Escape Room

A thrilling new form of live entertainment. Escape rooms are a growing trend throughout the country offering experiences for all ages. Enter a themed room and become immersed in another time and place. Work as a team to finish a quest by deciphering clues and completing puzzles and challenges.

Fine Dining

The Rowe Inn 

Just across the street from The House on the Hill Bed and Breakfast, dine on Northern Michigan fare and take advantage of the extensive wine selections that are expertly paired with your meal. Make the short trip back to The House on the Hill and cozy up to fireplace.

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