Winter's Ice Brings Out Skates & Sail Boats

Ice? Northern Michigan loves it! No, not the slippery stuff on the sidewalk but the smooth, glass like ice that covers our lakes.
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When the lakes freeze over and the ice is thick, it is time to bring out the fishing shanties, ice skates, and ice boats. Ice boating is a great winter sport and in the Harbor Springs area, up to 20 boats at a time can be seen skimming across the ice.
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When the ice is just perfect, so clear that you can see the bottom, the action on the ice is like a party: ice boaters, skaters, parents pulling sleds, fishermen (and women) in their shanties. It's a glorious scene.

Along the beaches, the ice forms sculptures that shine in the sun. A walk on the beach in the winter can be exhilarating--the beauty is stunning.
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There are so many outdoor activities in Northern Michigan during the winter--don't miss any of them!
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For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in Northern Michigan:



Harbor Springs, Michigan -- Harbor Springs is the place to try new things! Rent a bike or a kayak, go snow tubing, attend a concert or an art fair, or play a round of golf with friends.
Petoskey -- There's so much to do in Petoskey from the Bear River Valley Recreation Area, to Petoskey State Park, to biking, golfing, hiking, and more.
Charlevoix, Michigan -- Visiting Charlevoix in Northern Michigan is a fun-filled vacation with great beaches, boating, skiing, fishing and year 'round family fun.
Things to Do in Boyne City, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like Boyne City in Northern Michigan with camping, boating, skiing, year 'round outdoor activities, and of course, the morel mushroom!
Lots of Activities in Mackinaw City, Michigan -- Explore Mackinaw City in Northern Michigan for history, the International Dark Sky Park, and outdoor activities.
Mackinac Island -- Take a step back in time and find lots of things to do when you visit Mackinac Island by horseback or bike--no cars allowed!
Northern Michigan Activities & Things to Do -- Northern Michigan offers many fun things to do for the entire family whatever the season, whatever the reason!
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Last Updated: 10-11-2018 01:51 PM ID: 809